I am thinking about getting an ipad 2, but I had a few questions first. I am trying to cut the costs that i spend on media in my house, and I was thinking that I would get an ipad and get rid of my tv. I have been looking at ipad apps, like the optimum ipad app for live tv channel streaming, and I cannot seem to find what exactly is required. Is it like the time warner cable app where I have to have cable tv from them to be able to use the optimum app? Or can I just pay to use the app? Could I use the optimum ipad app with the internet service provider that I currently use now, which is not the makers of the optimum app? Thanks, Rules!!!