Just remember, it only works until enough people cut the cord that the media providers are not making enough money to justify the business, then either they will need to increase the costs that streamers pay to stream content or they stop producing it. You can't have a free lunch forever. If production costs add up to $200,000 and sales of the finished product drop to low then the investors paying for the production costs stop making money. At that point the production folds and you get no more content. If everybody cut the cord and all broadcasts went commercial free where do you think the money would come from to produce the content you enjoy? Commercials came about to pay for the costs associated with the production of broadcasting and, unless they go to a pay per use pricing strategy, you will always have commercials. If it goes to a pay per use strategy and each persons purchase needs to be tallied the increased costs of processing these payments will result in prices that are higher than you likely will be willing to pay for the content. At that point you will be wondering what happened to the cable companies. Why does everybody now believe that they are entitled to get everything for nothing or next to nothing?
Just getting started. Hope to have some decent equipment within a year or two.