Netflix alone has over 30 million streaming subscribers. I think the quality must be acceptable to a large number of people. habibrobert stated that he his provider was comcast. I assumed he had broadband. I think many people on this forum have broadband. I didn't say that every single show could be found online, but chances are that most of the shows that the OP was looking to copy could be found. I think the fact that almost most of the titles that you are interested in are either unavaliable or unacceptable quality online would indicate that your viewing preferences are not representative of what most people watch.