Watch Instantly – Update

I haven’t watched a movie yet on the xBox with Netflix, but we did get it set up. It looks to be promising once we hardwire the internet. Once I figured out that I needed the movies to already be queued in my Netflix, I logged on and added about 80 movies.

I think this is the future of home entertainment. I’d much rather pay $14/month for Netflix and get to choose what I watch, than pay $25+/month for cable and get a ton of channels I don’t want.

Cable…I just don’t get it.

So while I am at my folks, I am perusing their fancy Dish Network and I have officially decided that I don’t understand cable TV. For one thing…the shows are on a different schedule everyday of the week. No Ace of Cakes for you, it’s Wednesday. My grandma and I watched a show that she loved, and do you think I could tell her when it comes on? No! Every other day at 4 and sometimes 6:30, unless there is a marathon. Marathons! That’s another one. They have all of these marathons, but about every 4 episodes they repeat. So it is really only a marathon of these 4 episodes over and over. Then there is the thing that I have always hated about cable: there are only about 6 channels I like, but to get those 6, I have to get 492 other channels that I will NEVER watch. What a scam.