I just got word from a reliable source, that they ATV will be discontinued in favor of a new version of the mac mini. This new mini will also act as an ATV. Apple's research team has realized that it makes more sense to combine the two. they've noticed many users opting for the mini as a media device instead of the ATV This new mini will have some sort of switch that will let the owner decide if box will startup as a mac or ATV. That way if owner likes the ATV, having it switched to that startup mode will prevent them from having to interact with a mac desktop, and vice-versa.