Here's my deal: I have a beautiful 55 inch LED Samsung sitting in my bedroom. It's totally useless at the moment. I have the fastest internet Time Warner Cable offers, but no cable TV. I heard a rumor that if you have the premium internet, TWC will GIVE you a Slingbox for free. So I called and the guy had no idea what a Slingbox was. I told him I was looking at a NY Times article that says they give them to their customers with the fastest internet and sure enough, he did some digging and I have a brand new Slingbox on its way to me tomorrow. I have no idea what a Slingbox is. It's my understanding that you need to plug your Slingbox into your cable box/DVR so you can watch your TV anywhere you go via your internet. I want the opposite of that. I obviously don't have cable, so is that thing completely useless to me? So here's my dilemma. What hardware should I buy so that I can watch cable TV for free on my TV. And free movies from flash sites like motionempire or icefilms or whatever. I know Wii can't do this. And I've been told that the Apple TV 2 can if it's jailbroken... but I hate to spend double on a Apple TV 2 when I can buy the 3 for 1/2 the price! I heard that I can mirror my laptop onto the Apple TV 3 if I have Mountain Lion, is this true? Because for $99 I can buy a brand new Apple TV 3 and $20 Mountain Lion and get the full 1080p instead of spending $250 on a jailbroken Apple TV 2 with only 720p. Are there better alternatives? Can my free slingbox do anything cool with the Apple TV? Nerds, help me out here!