So I have an xbox 360, and a 720P tv and a surround receiver. I bought an Apple TV spontaneously, assuming that if I didn't want it I'd just return it. I could just get Connect 360 for 20 bucks.. or I could pay (keep) the Apple TV for 250 w/ tax. I hate browsing through movies/tvshows/music on my xbox, the UI sucks in my opinion, the Apple TV's UI is beautiful and it navigates this very well There's no visualizer though! And I'll be using the music streaming for parties so it's cool to use the visualizer, which the 360 does. I will have 2 macs and 1 pc streaming to whichever device I use. Most of my content is not gotten through itunes, so it should work on the 360. 5.1 surround sound is a MUST. I've read that the 360 can only do 5.1 in a WMV container. So i'll need to convert all my stuff to wmv for 5.1 sound? I dont like having wmv files on my mac, I'm leaning towards just keeping the Apple TV b/c of it's Glorious integration w/ iTunes. I want to be able to watch all of my stuff through Front Row and on my AppleTV or 360, so I'd prefer to leave the movies in formats that are recognized by iTunes. I'm crazy right? Paying an extra 200+ just for the Apple ''experience''? Can I justify paying for the TV, when I already have a 360? EDIT: I also have a PS3 in my apartment.