Originally Posted by b_scott
I don't want Netflix to be like Hulu, that means ads. Instantly available as streaming will definitely either raise NF's price or have them put in ads.
I'm the opposite. If I could get HD feeds of current-season shows, I'd cut the cable cord (or in my case, satellite cord) in a heartbeat. The 20-30 second commercial break in Hulu never bothered me (PQ is not up to snuff though). Plus you'd get "clean" screens....no station logos, no telling me what I'm watching, what's on next, what's coming up later, countdown clocks to the Olympics or American Idol or V premieres, no weather alerts and school cancellation scrolls from my local stations.
It would be a dream come true. I'd pay $50/month for the privlege of a buffet plan (which would be $30 more for Netflix than I'm paying now, but save $85 because of no DirecTV bill...for a net savings of $55/month. Awesome. Heck, I'd probably pay more than $50/month.
Of course, I would hope they'd maintain the FF functionality like the Netflix player currently has, just to avoid that 30 second commercial
I use PlayOn for Hulu now (so I can watch it on my TV) but the PQ is not that great (it's 480p, so it's acceptable if I happen to miss a show or have too many conflicts, but not great when compared to the HD feed). And FF and Rewind leave a lot to be desired. Works in a pinch though.