OK - Let me start by saying that I'm an old guy who isn't totally tech-naïve, but isn't always up on the latest and greatest. With that being said, I came across someone with an Apple TV today who loves it, but didn't have much time to explain things or demo it much for me. All I know is that he said he's basically cut the cable cord so that his monthly TV bill has been GREATLY reduced. THAT got me interested to learn more for sure - but what I'm finding is a bit confusing so let me just ask my questions: 1. Can Apple TV be used to virtually (or even totally) remove reliance on the cable company (Time Warner in my case)? If so, exactly how does that work? 2. One thing that's confusing to me is the concept of "apps" on a TV. (I have an iPad, so I know what an app is....). Is there a separate "app" for each channel/network (ie - NBC/ Fox, etc)? If so, do the apps need to be purchased? And/or is there a monthly charge for each app's content? I've read that some apps require a cable subscription - If that's the case, what's the point of the app and Apple TV? 3. I don't watch a lot of TV, but what I do watch is important to me. So, how do I determine whether the content/programming that I'm interested in is available on Apple TV (and at what cost)? My main viewing is as follows: NBCSN (EPL Soccer); Fox Sports 1 (UEFA Soccer); CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox (mainly for sports and news); PBS and CNBC. 4. Does Apple TV allow recording/pausing/skipping commercials like a DVR? Thanks for helping out a confused newbie to streaming TV.