“The big news from Apple: You can now watch video on an iPod. But in my opinion, here’s the bigger news: If you miss last night’s Lost or Desperate Housewives, you can download the episode the day after it aired and watch it on your notebook–legally, easily, and without commercials–thanks to Apple. Even better, connect your notebook to your TV, and you can watch the show on a big screen. I’ve viewed downloaded iTunes video content on my notebook and TV, and overall, I liked what I saw,” James A. Martin writes for PC World. “The video quality was roughly equivalent to a VHS tape: fine for casual viewing, but not nearly as detailed as a DVD. I noticed an occasional dropped frame, but overall the motion was fluid. The audio sounded good–crisp and without distortion–on both my notebook and Sony stereo TV.”
“Apple is first to offer prime-time TV show episodes for legal download the day after their first broadcast. Combine that with a price tag of just $2 an episode and iTunes’ easy-to-use interface, and mobile professionals have a great new option for goofing off with their laptops in flight, on the train, or at home,” Martin writes.
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Connect iPod to your television set with the iPod AV Cable. Just $19.00.
It’s nice to see the story in PC World that iPod is not even required to enjoy iTunes Music Store’s video content and that computers and other screens can be used as well.
Want to connect your Mac to another screen? Use Apple’s $19.99 VGA Display Adapter to connect the mini-VGA port on your Mac to any VGA-equipped monitor or external projector for video-mirroring. The VGA cable plugs into the VGA video-out port built into some Mac models. Or use Apple’s Apple Video Adapter to connect the mini-VGA video output port on your Mac to any S-video or Composite enabled device (TV, VCR, or overhead projector’s S-Video or RCA (composite) cable).