I haven't had cable in over 12 years. For my Christmas present from my in-laws I got a Blu-Ray player with wifi. I first tried a Roku from a friend. For the price difference I thought it made sense to get the dvd player for only $20 more. At the time, we didn't have a Wii.
I did a 1 month trial with Hulu for tv & movies streamed through my Blu Ray player. There were a few things I didn't like about Hulu. Some of the shows had commericals. I also didn't like I had to scroll through the "adult" shows to get find my kids shows. When I did the trial, there was more PBS shows & had more current shows on it.
I then did a 1 month trial with Netflix & fell in love. I'm totally hooked. I definitely get my $8 a month out of it. It's soooooo much cheaper than cable. No matter what time of the day, there's always something for me & my kids to watch.
Since I haven't had cable for so long, all of these shows are new to me. No commericals. Every week I'm finding new shows. This week I found a bunch of 80's shows. I've had fun watching Knight Rider, MacGyver, Coach, Cheers, Family Ties etc. There are tons of show from Discovery channel. I've watched all of the Clean House, Say Yes to the Dress, & My Fair Wedding shows. There are unlimited shows for the kids to watch too.
You can also stream through your Wii. I have the app on my phone & can watch while I'm out of the house too.
I highly recommend Netflix if you are looking to save some money.