I get it. You're ticked off at Netflix for raising its prices for online video streaming. I understand perfectly. I recently dropped my cable TV service for a combination of Internet TV services-Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video--my own iTunes-based video server, and over-the-air (OTA) TV. Of all of them, I watch Netflix the most. I'm not happy about paying more. I also don't think I have much of a choice in the matter.
Here's why. Many of the major Internet Service Providers (ISP)s, such as Comcast, which now owns NBC/Universal, also control video content providers. They are not enthusiastic about encouraging any of the Internet video-on-demand businesses. They're much rather have you use their video services over their connections.
Now, Vrignaud is a heavy Internet user. He's a photographer who saves files in the highly accurate, but also huge RAW format, uses Carbonite for Internet back-ups, and he's recently started using the new Amazon Cloud Drive to store his large music collection. You can see where this is going can't you? Huge files, uploads costing against his cap as well as downloads, etc. etc, It turns out that, with today's cloud services, it didn't take him long at all to use up his 250GB a month allowance.
If you use those services, and/or your family watches a lot of Internet video, you too are going to crash right into those data caps too. And, it's the shortage of bandwidth and data caps that are going to be the real handicaps for making the most of Netflix and other Internet video services, not what these services will be charging. Indeed, if your ISP turns your connection off, online video charges will be the least of your worries.