Why do you want more detail in a product review?
(hope this doesn't show up twice - the forum seems to be having problems again).
I know there is this lowest-common denominator mentality with most sites that focus on video content. CNET's on cnettv.com is an example of this with the flash player. And Youtube?? Blech.
It seems as though there is a market niche to be filled out there by people who:
A) Have fast broadband
B) Have fast computers
C) Have the software (e.g. Quicktime) to play movies saved in formats with much higher quality (e.g. the H.264 codec)
I understand the cost to the video provider - they pay for data being pulled from their site. Maybe they even have to pay a license fee per video to use an H.264 codec. But I would love for some site to give me the option of HIGH QUALITY content. Maybe I'd have to pay a monthly subscription for it. But I think I'd do it if it means clear, high quality videos.
I can download an entire two and a half minute trailer that is 1920 x 1080 (HD) resolution and only 188 MB using the h.264 codec. You can't tell me that CNET's little 1 minute videos at 320 x 240 wouldn't be a fraction of a fraction of that size and with crystal clear clarity (say that 10 times real fast). Plus, I would have the ability to stop play while it loads and to fast forward or rewind or hop to any section I want. If Apple will allow millions to download 188 MB files at 1920 x 1080, surely CNET and youtube and other sites could charge a nominal fee to let me download H.264 compressed 320 x 240 beauties.