Technology: 5,000 Channels: TV On The Internet

Television content has come to the Web. It's still not very easy to find or use, but there are lots of classics, and you get to watch what you want, when you want. Here's what's playing on a monitor near you

APPLE ITUNES

The first--and still the best--mainstream way to watch TV programs online is through iTunes, a free program that lets you catch up with episodes you missed or savor those you enjoyed. Download and watch shows on your Mac or PC or, if you don't mind Coneheads that are a millimeter tall, on your Video iPod.

Site: apple.com/itunes

Top shows: Lost, Desperate Housewives, Saturday Night Live

Best feature: Clean, viewer-friendly design

Cost: $2 an episode

GOOGLE

Unveiled just two weeks ago, Google Video boasts a variety of content, including episodes of the highbrow Charlie Rose show and such...

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