And then even if you decide to fork over $8 a month (that’s about three venti coffee at Starbucks there right), there’s no promise that the show you wanna watch will be available on Apple TV due to licensing terms. Some shows are "web only".
I would not even call the addition of Hulu Plus under such conditions a step forward in cord-cutting. Let’s see what happens this fall when Apple unveils its Christmas products and hope there will be some changes or additional options to accessing videos in iTunes like renting TV series that you can already do with movies.
For now, I’ll stick with my Macbook connecting via HDMI to the HDTV. More about this uneventful event at Hulu blog.