The other day I realized that as a long-time Directv user I'm kind of getting the shaft vs. folks that sign up brand new -- both in the savings in the first yearand free options which I don't get (local TV which I don't get through the satellite, NFL Sunday Ticket, HD and whole home DVR). So in both an effort to save a little bit of money . . . and to get a few more perks . . . I am considering either jumping to Dish TV or at the very least calling up Directv and seeing if they would spring for some of the perks as a long-time customer or risk having me jump ship. It then occurred to me that there may be another option -- streaming to the TV using a device like Roku. I don't know much about this type of service though and figure folks here might have some opinions. 1. Does this work well? 2. Is it HD? 3. Can you watch current season episodes or only past episodes of cable TV shows -- I admit to watching BBC America's Dr. Who and Copper . . . my wife tends to favor true-life crime stories, DIY, HGTV, etc. 4. I assume one would also have to use Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, etc. . . . which is the better service and what are the costs? 5. Can you DVR any of these shows . . . or do you simply turn on the show when you want to watch it? 6. Approximate total monthly cost? 7. Final thoughts -- pros and cons?