Time may have come to get rid of cable television in my household. I can no longer stand the volume of commercials including the ridiculous Shaw commercials that play over top of other commercials.
I have no problems with advertising per se but some 30 minute cable slots are declining to 18 minutes of show and 12 minutes of ads. This is nuts.
I've got the free trial of NetFlix going now, running it off my Wii and PS3 and while the Canadian content isn't nearly as good as the American programming right now, it's got a LOT of movies and television shows to keep one occupied for quite some time.
A lot of the movies aren't mainstream but if you into movies and watching flicks that might not be mainstream but are still good, this is a great investment of $7/mth.
Instant movies and streaming to your television with the ability to stop, jump or hold for as long as you like.
Interviews with execs say that if the membership increases in Canada, so will the movie offerings as CRTC is much more difficult to deal with than the American counterparts and money is what they need.
Either way, $7/mth for this service is probably the best $7/mth I've seen for a LONG time.