Do You Want Joost?

by derek on May 3, 2007 · 14 comments

Joost™ the best of tv and the internet

Have you heard about Joost and wondered how you can get access to Joost? If you answered yes, I’ve got the answer for you. For those that may not know about Joost, it is a relatively new service offering free TV via the Interweb.
A few months back I was invited to become a beta tester but let the invite sit in my Inbox without taking any action. As I sat here today and was filtering through old messages, I came across the invite and decided to jump in and give it a try.
I’ve only been using it a short time now but I am pretty impressed. The channel selections are not very robust right now but more and more channels are being added to the mix. In my initial viewing, I enjoyed watching Off the Fence Docs, Fight Network, Braindead and Fifth Gear Shortcuts.
The picture quality is quite impressive although I did run into a little bit of delay on a few programs, however I am sure that is just my connection. It is very easy to cycle through the channels and select programs for viewing, with very snappy response times when changing programs and channels.
I haven’t taken the time yet to explore some of the cool features, such as chatting and IM with other people that are using Joost and watching the same program. Overall, I am really glad that I decided to sign up and start using Joost.
If you’d be interested in signing up now before they release the service to the public, leave me a comment here and I will coordinate sending you an invitation.

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Kelly Cho May 3, 2007 at 1:52 am

I’ve heard a lot about it… I wouldn’t mind trying it out… please?

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derek May 3, 2007 at 11:24 am

Absolutely, I’ll send you an invite.

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Kieran May 7, 2007 at 4:10 am

Please may I have a Joost invite? Thanks so much.

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eduardo May 7, 2007 at 11:00 am

hey man… save me!!!
i want to try joost too…
please invite me

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derek May 7, 2007 at 7:31 pm

Kieran and Eduardo, the Joost invites have been sent so please let me know if you have any problems signing up.
Eduardo, I removed your email address from your comment to try and help prevent your address from being harvested.

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Gun16 May 7, 2007 at 9:02 pm

I would absolutley love a Joost invite, if you could help that would be sweet.
Cheers.
BTW has is the speed of their server?

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derek May 7, 2007 at 9:30 pm

Gun16, the invite has been sent so please let me know if you have any problems or don’t receive it.
The speed of their servers seem to be quite good. I don’t know specific numbers but I haven’t really experienced any lag in any of the programs that I have watched. As more and more people use the service, I’m not sure they will maintain that level of speed but I haven’t complained about it yet.

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msdanielle May 8, 2007 at 1:36 am

hey derek 🙂 i’ve heard some buzz lately about it but i was too lazy to check it out. gary mentioned he got an invite but i never checked in with him to see if he tried it out. i’d be interested in testing it if you have anymore invites available. i don’t have a tv… do you believe it?? LOL

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Ken Iman May 8, 2007 at 6:08 pm

Hi, I am a 54 year old geezer and my 29 y/o trophy wife wants Joost. Please help me out…my sex life depends on it! And if you know where I can get a 55 galon drum of Viagra, let me now.

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derek May 8, 2007 at 10:09 pm

Ken, the invite has been sent but I really thought about holding out until you shared a pic of that trophy wife! 😉
As for the Viagra, I see enough spam comments on my blogs that I could probably point you to a lifetime supply.

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msdanielle May 8, 2007 at 7:29 pm

thanks derek! i got the invitation. I’m going to check it out after work. gary says he tried it but the servers were slow? i’ll see what i find. have you experienced the servers slowing down yet, or they still good? thanks again! 🙂

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derek May 8, 2007 at 10:10 pm

Cool, I haven’t really had any issues with their servers but have had a few people ask me that now. Maybe I’m sending out too many invites, lol.

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Jan August 3, 2007 at 11:33 am

I would like to give et a try – Thank You

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derek August 3, 2007 at 5:16 pm

Jan, some time this weekend I will try to get an invite out to you. Thanks!

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