Windows Apple Media Center™ also known as Front Row makes its debut today. Also they announce Photo Booth, an app I feel should have been present at iSight launch.
The announcements of the video iPod, and videos available in iTunes Music Store, are not really “news” so much as people have been predicting that for a while. Then I read that television shows will be available for $1.99 a pop. For a brief moment, watching BattleStar Galactica Season 2 on the commute to work was a media junkie fantasy.
Then I remembered I walk to work, found out the videos are 320 x 240 with FairPlay DRM, and HD quality versions of the shows cost me nothing. I watched all of BSG season one this way.
I would like to support digital distribution. I think it’s a great idea. I used Steam to buy Half Life 2. However, there are issues if I want to watch QVGA on a certain 32″ Sharp Aquos that threatens to force its way into my condo.