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There isn't the internet infrastructure available to do high quality HD media streaming and it will take years to get it. The bandwidth needed just isn't there, for one.
If Comcast is really the fastest ISP, we're in real trouble in the U.S. Many providers are already talking up (or implementing, like Comcast) bandwidth caps on consumer internet services anyway to dissuade heavy streaming from companies other than the cable company's own video on demand service. That's definitely not a free and clear, unfettered web!
HD streaming from Netflix, Hulu Plus, and other pay sites looks like crap on a decent sized screen. The sound isn't as good as Blu-ray either.
3 Megabits/sec for 1080p is laughable. What do you expect, theater grade 4k at 6?
That's why I expect physical media to be around a while longer.
Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!