This will probably be my only post ever saying something nice about AOL, but they have introduced a new service called In2TV. This service allows you to watch vintage TV shows for free. You can watch them on a browser page or full screen. Now the reason I am excited about this is that two of the shows they have available are Babylon 5 and The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. They currently have ten episodes including the Pilot of Babylon 5 which is by far my favorite SF TV show of all time. They will be adding more episodes each month.
I watched B5 in spurts when it first came out since I was at sea a lot and finally got to watch the whole series when they replayed it al on TNT. I am looking forward to watching the whole thing again. Now if only they would have Deep Space 9 since I missed much of that series also. I always liked Brisco County Jr, though I pretty much like anything with Bruce Campbell in it (especially his roles as Ash).
The video quality is really good unlike Google Video especially if you download the Hi-Q versions which definitely requires a broadband connection. The downloads have Digital Rights Management (DRM) and will only play back via AOL’s player. Though at least you can play them back close to full screen and can pause and move to any part of the show easily enough. There is a fairly large selection of older TV shows including another one of my favorites Maverick with James Gardner.