Hello, I have an imac 27 late 2009 (which has one firewire 800 port) and I was wondering that if possible, what options are there to use my imac as a tv replacement? I live in the the san francisco bay area with comcast xfinity as my cable internet & tv provider. I'm not signed up yet but I only intend on watching the basic or 2nd lowest cable package, no premium channels like hbo, etc. I did quite a bit of searching and turned up with the 1) elgato eyetv products - but the threads were old and comcast customers seemed to have major issues after the signals turned digital. plus, I'm not too clear on what exactly are the "free" channels in my area. I'd hate to only be able to watch some of the channels I paid for. 2) the firewire sdk toolkit- this seemed to be hit/miss. Now I haven't signed up for cable yet so I haven't paid for a cable box. I saw the youtube video with the motorola cable box w/ firewire connection to an imac 27" but again, some of the things i've read, this doesn't seem to be a sure thing?? 3) slingbox- probably the most polished solution? but seems overkill and expensive as I dont mind having wires to my imac and I don't really care for watching tv away from home. plus, does it still require a tv? I really am at quite a loss here on if I can, then how do I go about using my imac to watch some basic comcast cable tv as a tvreplacement. Are there any simple straight forward solutions for my needs? (I don't plan on to record any shows either.) If anyone can help out with some advice I'd be much obliged!! P.s. I already use hulu/netflix and sometimes torrents but live tv still has its irreplaceables.