164 for internet/tv? That's a little ridiculous.
You can get FiOS TV + Internet for 79.99 with no contract. Although the HD box is 12 bucks on top for or 16 bucks on top if you want a DVR Box. But, you don't have a HDTV so it would be nothing on top besides taxes.
But, you should definitely buy a HDTV.
I'm a poser and a wannabe but still probably better than you.