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  • Odyssey Number Five

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  • Go Away White

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Hulu Off to Impressive Start

The joint venture between News Corp, Fox, and NBC Universal, Hulu.com, appears to be off to a good start. The site is easy to navigate, videos play smoothly, commercials are fairly non-obtrusive, and Windows, Linux and Mac OS X users are all invited.

Visitors can select from several menu options: Most popular, TV shows, movies, collections and HD gallery. Although the HD gallery is basically just a small selection of trailers.


Hulu Welcome Page

Once TV shows or movies are selected, a full screen alphabetical index comes up. Each title links directly to information about the movie or show. One more click launches the video.

With a Comcast cable modem and roughly 8 Mbps, there was no problem viewing any of the SD shows. It was a treat to go back in time and watch an old episode of Hill Street Blues.

System requirements:

  • Windows: Intel Pentium 4 3GHz processor (or equivalent), 128MB of RAM, 64MB of VRAM
  • Macintosh: Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor, 256MB of RAM, 64MB of VRAM
  • Linux: Intel Pentium 4 3GHz processor (or equivalent), 128MB of RAM, 64MB of VRAM

The Hulu.com design promotes easy navigation and the site offers smooth SD streaming, commercials that don’t go overboard and cross platform support. This is a good start.

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