What sealed the Netflix deal for me was the variety of programming I was able to get. With premium channels I get movies...over and over and over and over...you get the idea. With Netflix I get a constant variety of movies, TV programming from the US and Britain and I can catch up on shows I haven't had the time to watch on TV. For instance, I just recently decided that I needed to watch "House" - a show I hadn't seen but was interested in. I Netflixed the first two seasons and am ready to start season three. The huge plus for me is I can get shows from Britain like "Foyle's War" (complete, not cut like PBS presents it), MI-5 (Spooks) and "Robin Hood" (again, not chopped up like it is on BBCAmerica), and all the great stuff that we've never seen over here and will never see. I know I sound like an ad for Netflix but that's the title of the thread so there you go. I'd never, ever pay for premium channels from D* when Netflix is cheap and easy. And I haven't even mentioned the things I can watch instantly on my MacBook.