I cut the cord 6 years ago with the original AppleTV and OTA digital tv reception. After the initial changing pains, it worked for me. I've since moved to a new building where I get fiber optic cable tv for free for a year. Even though I have access to 600 channels, I only turned on the tv a few times out of curiosity. My new AppleTV habits have become engrained and out of habit I never really watch broadcast TV anymore. I sent the cable box back and haven't even installed an OTA antenna. AppleTV's new podcast update made it easier to watch/listen to podcasts like you would TV programming. List your own podcast stations.