Hi All, Here is what I am trying to do. I have a pair of powered studio monitors and I want to stream audio through them using my McBook Air, Apple TV, and TV. My idea: to play HD audio on MacBook - stream it through AirPlay to Apple TV - connect Apple TV to HDTV (LG) through HDMI, and then connect Studio Monitor Speakers to HDTV's AUX 3.5 mm audio output. Here are my concerns: 1) Will there be any audio quality loss when transmitting through Airplay to Apple TV? This article I found online is filling me with doubts about Apple TVs sound quality: http://www.appledystopia.com/bad-apple/apple-tv-poor-audio-quality/ - is this even true? 2) Will there be any audio quality loss when transmitting from Apple TV to TV through HDMI? Do I need a better quality HDMI? Or should I use Optical Digital Audio output on Apple TV instead? 3) Will there be any audio quality loss while using my TV as HDMI to analog converter? Since I'll be hooking up studio monitors to analog audio out (3.5 m headphones output), I worry that TV converts the sound and makes it sound worse then original. Please let me know if anything from above would contribute to sound quality loss and if I should just buy Airport Express instead of Apple TV. Or if I should buy a Digital Optical Audio to RCA converter and connect studio monitors directly to ATV. My ATV is 3d generation, by the way. Sorry for the long post, looking forward to your replies. THank you!