Something is wrong
When you can buy the bluray (physical, you can sell in the future) for less than the streaming rights.
I will never subscribe to HBO for $17/mo because there is no value there. Even if I watched 1-2 shows it would still be cheaper to buy them rather than subscribe.
HBO likes it's cozy relationship w/ cable providers because they can easily bolt on a subscription and most people never do the math as to if TV in general or pay TV is actually worth it. I know people who just watch GOT and pay the $17 vig. No that's stupid. They don't even know what go is.
I just downgraded from ExtremeHD to Select HD and that will cost me a grand total of $74 including 50/25. It is a no brainer because VZ would have charged me the same just to have internet, and it would have cost MORE to bundle 50/25 with broadcast. Before my bill was $112, so I'm saving $40 a month, which in 1 month would allow me to buy the GOT Bluray.
I can't wait until FIOS gives me a roku app, because then for all those little TV's I can get rid of my xboxes and save even more $$$.