After many months of being suspicious or disinterested in legit streaming anime sites, I finally got around to watching a video on Crunchyroll last night. It was a pretty disappointing experience. The video was so large that it couldn't fit on my netbook's screen, even when I set my browser on full screen mode. And it was awkward and choppy. The video seemed to chug along, and the audio rarely seemed to be in sync. (My netbook uses Windows XP, has a 1.6 GHZ processor, and 1 GB of RAM. And I have broadband service through Comcast.) It's possible that Norton Security may have been draining my computer's resources... but overall I'm disappointed. The experience didn't live up to the hype.
Have you had more success using streaming video services? Do you like this technology, or do you think it's too difficult to use?