Somebody had asked about the fastest internet speed and cutting Dish - well, depending on your needs, you might not even NEED the fastest speed. I use 3.5mbps to stream (granted I only have an SD TV), but this is DVD quality to my eyes.
Here I have cut satellite out - yes there is good programming on Satellite/Cable, but we found here that many of the shows we watch were OTA/Network, and the few that weren't were available on the channels website. Plus, quality has been slipping steadily - just look at all of the reality programming on TLC/Disc/A&E. And the few that weren't available on the websites were available for purchase from amazon for $2 an episode.
Netflix is such a good deal - people look at it as a price hike, but really it can be looked at like streaming was free for a long time and now it isn't.
Yes, they don't have every show - but they have lots of shows, and some that never even made the air on this side of the pond. I can still watch Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, etc. for $8 a month. For another $8 a month, I can always have a dvd of any movie/show waiting for me. $16 vs $100 is a great deal.
I use the Roku to stream, and there is great material for free on there as well. It has been a month, and I was overjoyed when I realized last paycheck that I could use that $100 and put it to pay down some CC debt
Oh, and BTW, we haven't lost DVR functionality - the computers do all of our OTA recording and cut the commericals out for us