I just watched my first episode of Girls Gone Geek. About 5 minutes of quite high quality video. I'm impressed. I'll be watching more episodes. Yes, it is partly because it is done by women. If things were not so lopsided in the geek world, I wouldn't need to seek these shows out. But there it is.
I've found with my iMac 24, that I spend a fair amount of time sitting back about 4 feet and either reading and surfing with big type on the screen or watching video podcasts. Maybe the remote you get with it is actually useful to people not in college dorm rooms.
Now that I have the iMac's 500 gig hard drive to boot from, I'm getting into more video podcasts. I could have done this before using an external drive mind you, but something about this 24" screen plus the 500 gig drive has pushed me over the edge on video podcasts.
I bought an AppleTV back in January when they were first announced but cancelled my order once I found out that it wouldn't really work with my Standard Def 50" TV. In October, I managed to pawn off my humongous SDTV to my sister and acquired a 40" HDTV right-sized for my smaller new Tiburon place. Now I could benefit from watching video podcasts on my TV via an AppleTV. Except it seems obvious that Apple will release AppleTV 2.0 in by spring. I'm waiting for that. In the meantime, this 24" iMac is working for me just fine.