I realize that Apple has discontinued the model, but am wondering if it is still a reasonable purchase option for someone who doesn't necessarily need all the bells and whistles of the ATV4 and who needs/prefers the ATV3 optical out. I have a Smart TV and a Sony DVD player, both of which provide "smart tv" functionality, but there are a couple of channels that I am interested in that aren't available through these devices. I also have an excellent, but older A/V receiver that does not have HDMI ports. I currently run my TV and DVD optical outs to the receiver. This allows me to watch movies using either device in Dolby Digital (5.1). Unfortunately, the 5.1 signal does not seem to be passed to the receiver from my TV if an external box is hooked up to the television via HDMI. I have been considering purchasing an ATV3 so I can hook it up to the TV via HDMI and to the receiver via the toslink, which is not available on the ATV4. I know that I can purchase a converter box relatively inexpensively, but that is more expense as well as more boxes and wires that I would prefer not to contend with unless necessary. Additionally the ATV4 alone is considerably more money than picking up a remaining ATV3 and seems a bit overkill for my limited purpose. Of course nobody knows how long Apple will continue to support the ATV3, but would you consider such a purchase a waste of money at this point?