Howdy folks, I realize there are many threads that partially address this issue, but I was hoping to get some fresh ideas from the knowledgeable MR community. Thanks so much in advance! CURRENT HTPC SETUP: - HTPC: dedicated 2006 Mac Mini Core Duo 1.83, 2GB, Snow Leopard - primary media app: Plex Mac client, Plex Media Server - media library: external RAID drive (USB) - connection: wifi via AEBS, 1.5 Mbps (slow, so limited use of streaming) - display: Panny 50" plasma, via DVI to HDMI adapter - audio: Mini optical out to receiver - additional: Plex iOS for various iDevices, PS3 for BDs I've happily used the above setup for several years, primarily for viewing 480p/5.1 rips of my old DVD library and other non-HD material. However, I've started backing up my blu-rays (MakeMKV on a much faster machine), and viewing them in the HT requires a lengthy Handbrake re-encode to 720p (due to the processing/graphics constraints of the old Mini). I can't see doing this for my 300+ BD collection Plus, I find myself reluctant to view 720p versions when the BDs are readily available (albeit marginally inconvenient). THE QUESTION: In a nutshell, what are my options for viewing my 1080p content in the HT? That is, short of shelling out for a new Mini (my wife would kill me given I've bought a MBA, iMac, iPad, & iPhone already this year): 1) Would adding an ATV3 be a viable solution, enabling me to stream 1080p content from the Mini (of course, after the necessary conversions to iTunes-friendly containers)? Is AirPlay (from the Mini or iPad) an option? 2) Utilize the PS3 using a media server app? 3) A different device (e.g., Roku, etc.)? 4) Other solutions? All equipment (except the AEBS) is currently housed in the same cabinet, so I don't necessarily need a wireless solution. I realize the ATV currently precludes the use of Plex (which I love), and HD audio remains a challenge, but I'm flexible... And finally, like most of us, I love to tinker, so I'm generally not afraid of DIY upgrades, etc. Again, I really appreciate your thoughts, folks!