I have one of the larger HD channel packages to obtain a certain few channels. Unfortunately it includes epix: monthly cost is the unfortunate part.
Epix requires one connect a computer to the TV. While I do have a computer connected to my TV, my media center, it runs ubuntu. I am vehemently disinclinded from purchasing windows to allow epix DRM flash stream in browser to tv over hdmi.
* allow customers to unsubscribe from paying for epix WHILE retaining the other channels
* coerce epix to play well with XBMC [or boxee box]