You're all kidding yourselves
Seems like everyone here is saying they will leave cable when everything is available in HD via broadband. At the present state of technology, if everyone got the content via the web, imagine the complaints to the internet providers about slow connection speeds at peak times. My own connection is 1/5th the speed at peak times than it is at off peak. So the solution would be what? Pay for premium internet connection costing $50 to $100 monthly. Eventually the networks will see that web content is eating up profits and they won't tolerate that without finding a way to bill you. The whole reason there is so much crappy "reality" TV is that it is cheap to produce and helps balance the lower advertising revenue. If anything, the brief commercial interruptions online might transform into a mandatory product survey before you continue on with the video feed. Netflix charges, Hulu is now charging, HBO will soon charge for online content. Everyone offering a different assortment of content. If you like something from each, you'll wind up paying for all. Add them up and you will pray for the old cable bill to return.