Dropping cable, using alternative system ( PS3 and Playon) for movies and tv (Netflix & Hulu)?

I am very confused about this whole process. We recently for financial reasons ditched cable tv to do netflix and Hulu on a player on our tv< did a huge amount of research on different options, settled on PS3 as the best operating system for the job, and have been having lots of trouble since. Days of trouble actually. Netflixs is not a problem by itself through the PS3, but then we are trying different options to get our TV needs (more then what Netflix offers). We started by trying out Playon. It seems to have an introductory package where you can try different sites forst before buying. But it's pretty flakey so far, showing up when it wants to, and not loading the files (programs) into the files on the screen. Supposedly some sites and individuals say that you need PS3 Plus to have these sites (such as Hulu), and others say you don't. Some say that you have to have Hulu Plus to watch Hulu, but some say that going through Playon trial edition, you don't. Also the PS3 says that it doesn't accept Explorer 6, but we have Explorer 7, but it's still giving us the error message. Then I read the answer here and it says you need a adobe upgrade, but that only comes with a firmware update. Is the Hulu or PS Plus where you get the upgrade? Is all this more trouble then it's worth? Should I just go with a Roku? Just when I think I've done alot of research, I find I am clueless. Argg! Thanks, Woody OK, well let me ask you then, is one better then the other (meaning a Bluray player vs a Roku - other then the fact that the Bluray plays discs)? Which are going to have more features in the future so that what I buy is not outdated six months from now? The reason I went with the PS3 is that it seemed like the one which would keep growing as time went on. These other machines seemed somewhat limited. I wanted to go with the Logitech Revue, until I found that I needed cable service in order to use it (defeated the whole idea). Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Asked By: - 10/20/2010
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Prices of blu ray players that connect to the internet have come down so purchase one and use Netflix for the streaming movies and get one in the mail for under $12 a month. Nothing on the internet is free anymore. If you do a search for live internet tv, you will find many sites but most want a subscription... More
Answered By: Robert W - 10/21/2010
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