Netflix has full downloadable "watch instantly" DVD's and Hulu has a ton of shows available. We have wondered about it for a while so we decided to give it a try and see if it was possible and what, if anything, we would be giving up. So far, we have realized its not as passive as the TV. You do have to be more interactive in that you have to actually choose what you will watch rather than have it fed to you. It took us a bit to get used to it...we still kinda are not...the first time we tried it, there were so many choices to choose from we could not decide on anything so we just turned it off :o) Not really a bad thing if you think about it :o)
We officially started this past weekend, and so far, so good. Today the kids watched several shows on Cartoonnetwork.com that they usually watch on TV. The best part...no irritating commercials :o) and no ridiculous teen queen pop videos...yay...that alone would make this worth it :o)
We are beginning this exercise using nothing more than a regular PC hooked up to our TV. I will keep you all updated as it goes along.