Haven’t had cable since I moved out on my own. Can’t complain too much. A few of my coworkers are in the same circumstance. The shows they care about are put up online at the network’s site, they just use their PS3 to watch it.
With Hulu coming to consoles, I can’t see too much of a reason to have it. It would cost me like $50 a month for cable, then I would still need internet. $30 for internet, $4 a month for live, $9 bucks each for Netflix and Hulu Plus. So in all actuality, I’m saving $30 by not having cable, more or less depending on if I bundled my internet through a cable provider.
The only thing I wish I had was news stations, and local affiliates for local news. But those cases are easily solved through Twitter - local paper, CNN, and all my network affiliates have twitter accounts, so I stay up on the local and world news. Beyond that, live sports. ESPN 3 is good for some things (thank God I have an Frontier for that), but when I want to see NFL/NHL live? Not so much.
Honestly, if there was a way other than hooking my computer up to my TV to stream from Justin.tv/Ustream to my TV, I’d be stoked. Hate viewing the games I can find on live stream sites in a small window. Same with tournament streams. Can’t really go full screen on Linux, it gets choppier, effin flash…
Basically, my personal opinion though is that I’m perfectly happy with not having cable. My 360 and the internet has basically removed the need for it. Any time I have had friends over, they aren’t put off by the fact that I don’t have Cable, they can usually find something to watch on Netflix.