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Anyone looking to get their TV and movie needs through other methods outside of pay TV must be ever so hopeful that more and more choice is coming. Today, Google-owned YouTube and Metro Goldwyn Mayer announced a new partnership that allows the video-sharing website to host some full-length television shows and films from the famous Hollywood studio.

YouTube's new partnership, of course, is an effort to do battle against increasingly popular Hulu.com, which has already created an extensive list of movies and shows available to viewers.

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According to this AFP story:

Doesn't sound like much of a selection yet... which is why PCWorld dubbed this YouTube-MGM marriage "unimpressive," but we're all hoping that the selection will increase exponentially and more studios will sign on.

The most interesting thing that PCWorld wondered about, though, is the quality of the video you'll be seeing on YouTube. With the high-quality video you can find on hulu and Fancast these days, it would be tragic if YouTube didn't offer something similar or better.

It really does make you wonder how this is going to affect the habits of TV and movie watchers. We've told you about Netflix's partnership with Mac and Netflix's recent coupling with TiVO, does any of this make you want to take the plunge and cut off your ties with pay TV? If you're going to do it, what kind of combinations would work for you? Or do you think these options aren't comparable yet to what you get through cable or satellite?

Shoot us a comment. We want to hear what you think.

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