I have a cold. The kind that turns your brains to mush. But, before the full force of the cold set in I set up an old TV and an old laptop in my bedroom so I could stream TV from various online sources and services. I was going to get another box from my satellite TV provider for this TV (got a new one for the family room for Christmas and the old one moved into the bedroom), but the company wanted to charge me for the box, charge me a bunch of money for the service, and said someone would have to come to my home to do the installation. Say what? I said no. Between cables I already had and a $7.99 investment in HuluPlus, I took care of it.
You know the trend of people abandoning their landlines for cell phones or services like Skype or Google Voice? And the trend of people eschewing boxed software for online/Cloud software? Well, here is another trend (losing or reducing cable and satellite TV services for online viewing) that will only get bigger and bigger. My brain may be addled by fever, but I can still recognize a tsunami when I see one.