Hi everyone It's my parents' joint birthday in September and they have a Panasonic plasma 1080i set and no Internet (!) connection hence no wireless or wired network. I would like to buy them an ATV, fill it with their music and some movies and photos from my collection when I visit and leave them to it to watch the locally stored content (I will get a 160gb) until the next time I visit when I can refresh it with my Mac. So, given they don't have a network, questions are: 1) Will the MacBook and ATV talk to each other without a network, either wirelessly, or for speed, ethernet cable? 2) If yes, and I get their ATV filled up, will the ATV look for a network / display a nag screen if there isn't one? 3) Anything else I should consider? I have looked at various products, but the Front Row interface is usable by my Mum and it plays nice with my iTunes library / Handbrake apple universal encodes etc., so I'm convinced ATV is the way to go. Thanks in advance for any advice.