Wednesday, October 04, 2006
If you missed an episode of your favorite show, have no fear since it's likely to be available online at the major network's sites. While none except NBC allow downloads of the shows, the quality of the video is watchable, but you do have to sit through some ads. These services allow you to quickly watch a show instead of spending hours downloading it off Bittorrent. People not in the US might not be able to watch the shows directly so a US-based proxy might be advisable if you don't want to wait the 6 months to a year it takes for the episodes to get syndicated to where you live. This post at gHacks can help you get started.
Fox Full Throttle : Prison Break, Vanished, Bones, Standoff, and more
ABC Full Episodes: Lost, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Six Degrees, and more
NBC: Heroes and Studio 60 (Note: Only people with Intel Viiv or Centrino-based PCs can download, but anyone can watch the shows)
CBS Innertube: NCIS, The Unit, CSI: Miami, and more
The CW: No full episodes, but there are opening scenes of upcoming shows available (Smallville, Veronica Mars, and more). There is also the CW Lab, which allows you to mashup pre-selected video and audio.