Is it possible to fully replace your cable subscription with an Apple tv? I'm going to move back to the US and get a house soon, I really don't wanna pay 80 dollars for cable. It's literally 2 dollars here.. I planned to just get an internet connection, a really fast one, and run Skype, for phone, and Hulu for the TV. I really don't watch TV, I get my stuff from BT or Hulu, but if I can make this kind of setup work, I'd like to help my parents shed $100 of their monthly cable bill. If I can find a cheap Apple TV here, I'll get it but I have some questions first. With the stock firmware, is there some sort of RSS support? I'd like to be able to get the news, like CNN or a local station (play the crappy web videos is good enough), or does the Apple TV mainly play stuff you got off of iTunes? What about with like XBMC or the like, can I get 'channels'? A Hulu plug in would be great, like for front row (I use the desktop client), that has regular TV shows, and other stuff. But News is important, it's a 'filler'. My parents watch a lot of TV, but only like 10 our of hundreds of channels. My mom watches the craft channels, and my dad sleeps. They both watch the news a ton and like the 'idol' channels, ABC CBS NBC ect, the big names. Is there a way to get these? I guess I'm looking for Pandora but for TV. I don't think it's evolved to that point. The main thing that annoys my with hulu is I have no Filler programming, crap that I don't care about, but is noisy, so when I eat, I don't have to do it in a silent room. The wife is cool with that but it drives me nuts. Also how hard would it be to crack the case and stick in a bigger HDD? I know I can plug in an external, but if this is going to go to my parents after I need it simple. Super simple. As far as movies, I really don't need the codec support of cracked Firmware, I play those on my MBP, I don't think I'd even put any movies on there except for a few, and I'd just convert them to whatever works. You can get channels over the air now right? Like HD ones?