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In the next 15 days, I'll have been without any sort of traditional TV service for 1 year
Last September, when I moved into my new place, I decided to forgo traditional TV options (cable, satellite, etc). I don't necessarily watch too much tv, but sports were what always kept me coming back to TV. Instead of traditional TV, I built myself a home theater server, and built slim-line clients which attached to every TV in my place, essentially giving every TV in the house it's own PC.
I was worried for a long time about how I'd feel stir crazy without any video contact outside of the internet (I got u-verse internet) but here I am 1 year later ready to tell you that I didn't miss a beat. I ordered a Hulu plus subscription for $7 a month, on top of a netflix subscription, and I am completely satisfied. I can stream video to every tv in the house. The big kicker was sports - I need live sports. ESPN3 was a huge factor in me going to internet-only, but I've also recently discovered I can stream ESPN1, ESPN2, ESPNU, and Buzzer Beaters thanks to my ISP. If Fox Sports followed suite, I would be completely set for all sports.
Thus far, I haven't found any major draw backs, outside of seeing the same 2 or 3 commericals for months at a time. I don't think I can ever switch back to traditional tv after experiencing this - the ability to watch anything when I want, how I want. it's very liberating. For example, with standard Hulu, I can watch like maybe the last 3 or 4 episodes of a show (I'll use Saturday Night Live as an example). With Hulu Plus, I get access to the entire run of the show - over 400 episodes, on demand, with less commercials than normal TV.
Netflix streaming and Hulu Plus have completely replaced my standard TV watching experience. I now pay a total of $65 a month for both internet, and subscriptions to Hulu and Netflix.
Anyone else gone this route, or considered going it?