Cord Cutting: to do, or not to do, that is the question
I'm trying to decide on my future TV watching setup. Currently, I've got a Media Center PC with Verizon Fios, and I'm relatively happy with it. However, I'm moving to a new city, and I have to give up FIOS for Comcast (sob). I'm wondering if this would be a good time to make a clean brake and give up cable all together.
Here are the options I've been considering:
MCE w/Cablecard : It is still the best HTPC platform on the market, but it appears to be dying a slow death. I'm interested to see if Ceton can breath some new life into it with the Ceton Q. Additionally, I've never found my MCE box to be as stable as a regular cable box. Occasionally it will miss a recording or just crash; it is probably due for a reinstall (as all Windows boxes need from time to time).
Netflix: Crappy selection. I've seen most of their back catalog stuff that I'm interested in, and they don't add new stuff often enough to satisfy me.
Hulu: I hate commercials. Also, crappy picture quality. I would gladly pay for Hulu if I could stream in HD and without commercials ($20+ a month), but that option doesn't exist
HBO Go: I love HBO Go. However, I could always buy my parents an HBO subscription, and then just watch online. So I don't necessarily have to have cable in order to watch this.
Other Options: ATSC, Aereo, Apple TV, Roku.........
The last thing to consider is the weird world of bundle pricing that Comcast has. I don't know exact prices yet, but it is likely that the price difference between Internet and a Cable + Internet bundle is only $30-40, at least for the first year.
Advice from people who have done similar? I definitely want to watch Game of Thrones, the Daily Show, 30 Rock, and maybe a bit of the Discovery channel. Is there a good option for watching those shows (preferably in HD) without cable?