Yesterday, I was able to watch Master and Commander on hulu.com. What a strange experience…
Watching a “tv movie” on my laptop, except it is hooked up to my tv. I’m using a DVI cable to make the video connection and an audio jack to get the sound going. Streaming across a wireless connection I get a high-quality movie for free on my 40 inch LCD tv.
Weird, that some folks are critical of hulu for leaving you tube, but it is part of a growing trend. Personally, I don’t care. I watch content from tons of sites and whichever one can get it right is where I will go.
The interesting part is going to be how Hulu handles commercials going forward. In the movie embedded below there is one about every 10 minutes or so. The normal tv shows are still under 1 hour, coming in at about 45 minutes. Those episodes usually have 5-6 commercials total.
This is obviously a huge improvement from what cable and broadcast tv offers. Its free, on demand, and with less commercials. I just hope that Hulu doesn’t get greedy and start pumping up the amount of commercials…
If they do the internet is open enough that I can just move somewhere else!
Here is Master and Commander for your feature movie enjoyment:
The title of this blog is a quote pulled from the comments about the film, written by user, mos6507