Firstly, sorry all, as I should have given this a mention this in yesterdays blog entry. If you're not living in the UK then this Mac wonder is perfect for something like the IT Crowd. It's called 'TVShows' and enables you to download torrents of all your favorite...err...TV shows. As and when they are broadcast - it's all automatically done for you in the background.
So load it up and search for, say, 'crowd' and up pops yesterdays mentioned tv show. Or just manually scroll down a huge listing of available shows... Now click on subscribe and you'll get the latest episode the moment it's available! Please note that 'TVShows' is not a torrent application, so you'll need something like Vuze or Transmission.
Of course, this works both ways, if you're in the UK and don't want to wait for Virgin, Sky or the BBC to show your favorite American tv show then this is life saver yet again. Go grab yourself the latest Dexter, Psych, Reaper, Chuck, Fear Itself, Bones, Fringe, etc, etc, etc!!
We have our MacBook connected to our TV via HDMI and the picture quality is awesome. Many episodes are HD anyhow but even the SD ones look great. I think it's advisable to grab a copy of VLC from MacUpdate as the playback is often better than the Quicktime player, especially for HD. (YMMV)
To download yourself copies of 'Vuze', 'Transmission', 'VLC' and of course 'TVShows' simply use the search bar at MacUpdate :-)