Weekly Poll: Streaming TV or Cable TV? <br />Or Both?

Whether you’ve admitted it yet or not, we’re going though a dramatic change in the way we consume our media thanks to the advancement of the internet, web and mobile device technologies. Yesterday’s news was the “death” of newspapers, today’s news is the “death” of traditional TV sources such as cable and satellite. But are they really taking a hit? Are people really cutting the cable and going full-on web?

In the past we’ve rounded up twenty sites with free video on demand, but, with the exception of a select few, these were nothing more than supplemental entertainment sources. Then we rounded up the top seven web-integrated media centers, which are great advancements but certainly not full-on replacements for traditional TV providers (at least for most people).

As we reviewed, Hulu Plus brought us exciting new capabilities for getting one of the most promising cable cutting services onto our mobile devices and into the living room. But, it was found to be quite disappointing. Now we have Google TV. It’s certainly promising, but is it really ready for prime time? Not really.

Personally, I “cut the cable” long ago and haven’t looked back, but then again my life does generally revolve around the computer. Which kind of consumer are you? Perhaps, like me, you only stream (or download) your media? Or maybe the thought of ditching your cable gives you nightmares.

Let us know with a quick vote in our poll and leave a comment to share your thoughts; I’d love to hear what media sources you prefer!