Another way to Save $$ :
I found this neat article on live hacker which explains how you can save $$ by reducing your electric bill. I think the Batman approach would be neat, just because.
Check it out here.
A quick update:
Things are still going better than expected. We are waiting until the end of August to drop the DVD part of Netflix. Then we will have a review on Redbox :)
The one annoying thing that I found is no one records sports so I can watch them later. A great example of this is the Formula 1 races. When I had the DVR from Comcrapy I would just record the Race (adding a hour for overtime) and start watching it a hour late. This would enable me to fast forward through the commercials. Thinking about this more, couldn't it be possible to record a live stream from Ustream or something of that nature? Anyone tried this? The difficulty would be ensuring you get a good feed, which is my new favorite game.
Overall I can say that I have met my goal so far. I have been able to watch everything that I've wanted to. My next goal is to set it up so I can watch it whenever I want.
Needless to say, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.