Watching Red Sox-Rangers @ Home
When TV 1st came out, screens were only a few inches wide. Tonight, I had that experience, watching Red Sox-Rangers, online, on my G3 iBook. Using Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X, I viewed the NESN feed, as if I had one of those early TV sets.
The difference between those people with the old tv sets, & me, was that I was using a High Speed Internet connection, via Time Warner Cable.
I use the EXCELLENT Mozilla FireFox 1.7.8 browser, & it works well with Windows Media Player 9. NESN, though a small image, was coming in sharp & I watched as Don Orsillo, & The RemDawg, gave me the report of the Game, which I enjoyed, a lot. Now, I can sit at home & watch NESN, w/out having to head to a pub, to watch the game. Yes, I did watch Marty's USRV Commercials, tonight, with High Speed Online. The ad is just as corny, & Marty looks like one of the characters, from "Welcome Back, Kotter", one Arnold Horschak, only 30 years older.
When I bought my 1st computer, a Brother GEOBook, in 1998, I dreamed of watching video, online, one day. Windows 95, 98SE, & Macintosh' OS 9 & OS X, allowed me to experience video.
My Geobook, after 7 Years? It's still working. Not fancy/but still good for text crunching & faxing documents. It still works well.
Wow! I watched a game on a really small screen, like those people did, in the Late 1940s'/Early '50s'. T'was fun!