First of all thank you everyone for advice ahead of time; always appreciate huge forums like this and the vast resources available. Here is my situation; I currently use DirecTV and have ~110$/month package for my TV channels (nothing premium, all HD and some sports packages). I am looking to make the switch to AppleTV but I need to understand of couple of things. I know most people use hulu/roku or some equivalent in order to have a decent number of channels. My question is this can someone walk me through what it would take to obtain access to the following and approximate costs per month. Wants: Basic Cable Channels Sports Broadcasting (I don't have watchespn access at this time; is there a cheap way to obtain this?) Are there packages out there that all access to NCAABB, NCAAF, NBA, MLB, NHL, etc and ~ how much per month are these? Again I appreciate all the answers in advance; just trying to figure out if I can make this work and come out better $ wise.