The computer is quickly becoming the hub of the home. What started with the family radio transformed into the family television. Now, computers are beginning to take the place of many televisions across the world.
We sit at our computers for countless hours per week. It is only logical that television stations and movies would notice the trend away from the television set and to the computer and do what they can to facilitate the switch. It is now possible to watch movies online and even certain television stations.
Traditionally, movies to be viewed at home would be rented from the store. Then, in our modern age of convenience, the movies could be ordered via a website and delivered through the mail. Now, the same movies can be watched any time online. There is no driving, no waiting, and watching movies online is actually less expensive than other options.
Even the pay-per-view movies available through many cable and satellite providers aren’t as good as movies online. It takes time, even months to release movies through cable. Online movies are available the day they are released.
Television v. Computer
There is something compelling about lounging on the couch watching a movie. However, online movies can still be ideal. Hook up your computer to your television via S-video or a special adapter and play the movie online. It will be on the big screen with the same digital quality of your computer.
For others, computers have all but replaced television sets. Among college students in particular, a computer may be all they need for entertainment purposes. A single computer can serve as a workstation and an area for movies and shows. Even those outside of college are beginning to consider replacing the family television set with a more compact, higher quality computer set-up.