May 15, 2009 by Arlen Schweiger
Don’t expect full HD resolution 1080p to be squeezed through your cable bandwidth very soon, but if you’ve got a TV hooked up to your broadband connection you can give CBS’s online videos a shot.
The lone major network holdout to online video megasite Hulu has added a 1080p option its CBS.com HD Gallery and to videos on TV.com.
The options are available on a bunch of clips and some full episodes including primetime comedies “How I Met Your Mother” and “Rules of Engagement” and drama franchise “CSI” among the offerings for your viewing pleasure.
From the sound of commenters on EngadgetHD, you’d better have a pretty speedy connection otherwise video can get a bit choppy and pixelated. Otherwise, looks great.
For those of us who don’t have 1080p on-demand movies from the satellite services, it’s at least a 1080p option (Apple’s movie trailers are pretty sweet too in 1080p). Of course, there’s always the traditional online viewing on your computer monitor, which oughtta be pretty spiffy as well.
Now if we could get some of the other network players on board, we’d really be in business. Let us know how your experiences are with big-screen 1080p sourced from online.
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