Joost, a summary
When it works, it works well. Quality’s roughly on a par with analogue SDTV, although the content itself varies. There’s some good content, and there’s some rubbish. Mostly rubbish. Some of the Alliance Atlantis Sci-Fi stuff looks interesting, purely because I don’t get the Sci-Fi channel (if I did, I’d likely have seen everything on offer already), and the XL...
I tried Joost for Windows on my Dell laptop. I want to make one thing clear: I don’t really like the Dell laptop. Although it’s a newer-generation CPU as compared to my MacBook, it’s got a quarter of the RAM, a quarter of disk space, and weighs about 4 times as much. It’s big, heavy and horrible. To make matters worse, it runs Vista. Despite this, Joost runs significantly...
(Very) first look at Joost
I received my beta sign-in details for Joost today, so I thought I’d try it out. I’m running it on a Core Duo MacBook, connected to a LCD monitor that does 1280x800. First impressions are… mixed, to say the least. Content-wise, it’s encouraging to see names that you recognise, both in terms of the channels (Ministry of Sound, XL Recordings, Fifth Gear, Channel Frederator) and...