Friday, April 04, 2008

Hulu is a great time-waster

This is *NOT* a Pay Per Post or ReviewMe.com ad. I'm doing it of my own free will in part because I don't believe in blogging about something when wads of cold, hard cash are involved.

I've been messing around with Hulu for a while, watching a couple things here and there.

For those that don't know, Hulu is a service that provides ad-supported, on-demand video of movies and TV shows.

Last night I got looking at the movies section and saw Red Dragon on the list. I've been wanting to see that, so I decided to watch it.

Since it's an R-rated movie, I had to register first. Registration was painless, a one page form asking pretty standard questions. It's a kinda stupid hoop to have to jump through considering they don't verify your age, but I didn't mind. The only question I didn't care for was the household income question, but you have the option to not say.

Once I hit submit I went and started up the movie. It launches in a very nice-looking flash player similar to how YouTube works, but with MUCH better quality video. Not TV quality, but still quite good for an internet stream. The site offers the ability to view any of their videos in a resizable pop-up window, which is quite handy for watching and getting other things done at the same time.

Of course, with the free movie you have to endure something. What you endure is an occasional commercial. You only get one ad per break, and the ad is never for longer than thirty seconds. The ads are spaced out about the same way as if you were watching the movie on basic cable.

All in all, I'm quite happy with Hulu and I'll be visiting again.

And, oh yes, I enjoyed Red Dragon a lot.

2 comments:

Houston said...

Good. I thought you would.

Ed Norton is the man!

K T Cat said...

Dude! What a find! Now I've something else to waste my time on.

:-)