Last November my roommate bought a giant flat screen HD television; responding in kind, I upgraded our cable service to to take full advantage of the range of capability offered by said device. What's the use of not watching content in full 1080p? Comcast told me that it would only cost a few more bucks, and stupid me, I believed them.
They were partially right, however they didn't explain that they gave me a temporary "promotional" rate for 2 months; they also failed to mention that I was being charged for 3 television receivers even though I only had one. White people problems, I know, but fucking bullshit nonetheless. $175 and change is just ridiculous for cable TV and internet.
So I did what so many others are doing or have done, and I canceled that shit. I kept the internet (duh) and bought a Roku box! And I must say, IT'S AWESOME! I felt like a genius being able to install it in a matter of minutes. Now I got a TV that rocks Netflix, Facebook, Pandora and a ton of other shit I don't even know about yet.
PS - I am not being paid to promote the good people at Roku, but I should be.