Cheap for what you get!
I have been paying for DIRECTV since 2003 and yes they keep adding more HD the same out the door price has gone up from $54/m to over $85 and add in the extra charges for "leasing" or as they say access fee for boxes that I bought on eBay and now charge for multiroom... I have just about had it with all the nickel and dimeing. So for $8.99 I gave Netflix at try and I have been very happy with what they offer for such a cheap price. Yes everyone says they don't have the newest movies and such, but as everyone here knows you can find that stuff pretty easy from the net. I think this should be a wakeup call to all the greedy TV and execs that want to charge people to watch shows that are free OTA but want $ a day later. As others say Netflix is a good model at a good price I hope they keep proving the man wrong. Side note I pretty much only do streaming so don't know much about waits for DVDs (you can get Blurays for $2 more a month) but I will say that the HD video stream looks acceptable but having sound in HD with only 2 channels and not 5.1 is not acceptable. They up the video bitrate and 5.1 sound for people that have the Bandwidth and then you have a real winner.