The worlds of TV and the Internet are colliding once more, but unlike in the late ’90s, now they have a chance for a peanut butter/chocolate sweet match. Back then, WebTV was a failed experiment at getting people to web surf on their TV sets, while online TV or movies looked horrible on computers with slow Internet connections. But now with broadband becoming more widespread, TV networks have been pushing more content to the Net. ABC started selling episodes of hit shows on iTunes, and streaming shows on its own site. CBS recently announced it would stream shows online in the fall, and would stream the new “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” simultaneously online while it plays on TV. But is this something you really want? Do you watch TV shows on your computer — when and why? And which shows do you watch on the computer? Would you rather pay for these shows or watch commercials? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and I’ll post the best ones in next week’s Your Take Roundup.
What TV shows would you watch on your computer?
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