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Re: Best option for TV?
TSI 45/4 Cable - 46.95
US Netflix - 7.99
US HuluPlus - 7.99
unblockus service - 4.99
Voip.ms - ~ 10.00 (minimum 6.50, highest bill has been 14.00)
Usenet - 8.25
Grand Total - approximately 86 bucks -after tax, somewhere around a hundred.
Now, take into consideration my ATA for my voip service initially ran me about 85 bucks, I bought a WD TV Live box for my bedroom tv to access netflix, huluplus and my network storage, and since my PS3 just died, am buying a Roku for the tv in the living room (which can access my network storage on its own).
I use usenet to get any newer tv shows that we watch that are not available on netflix or hulu, or that I can't watch from a website (there are only a few).
If you already have devices that can stream netflix and hulu (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, smart tv, bluray player, etc.), then you don't need to spend any extra on hardware.
My wife is a huge hockey fan, so I will likely be spending a little extra on NHL Live as well.
All said and done, I was previously paying Bell about 80 bucks a month for my home phone, and Rogers 180 a month for cable and cell phone with the number of receivers and movie package I had. I dropped my cell phone as I don't use it that much, switched my home phone to voip, and dropped my cable (note I was paying even more over 2 years ago before I switched to TSI for internet, but don't recall my pricing back then).
So in the last year, I've gone from paying ~260 a month to somewhere around 100 (not including initial hardware expenditure, and any NHL Live games I purchase) - I am quite happy with the amount of content I have available to me, as well as the quality of my services, and am much happier with the extra 160 bucks in my pocket every month...
We ditch Rogers cable, internet and home phone just use Netflix, Hulu, Unblockus ,Cinema now for movies we might want to see sooner. Use Teksavvy Internet , Tektalk for voip phone all for around $ 70.00 / month instead of $ 225. It really depends if you can live without Bell or Rogers TV.