Before I get started with all this I just want to say my current setup so all of you know what I'm working with. I currently have my Mac Mini, Hooked up to a 42" LG 3D TV, with paradigm surround sound, I use my iPhone or iPad around the house with the app 'Remote' to turn on music on my surround sound with my Mac Mini wherever I am in the house. The question I wanted to ask today, is the same question I've been asking myself for a long time. The Mac Mini I have hooked up is 2011, upgraded 8GB of RAM and has a 1.5Tb external HDD hooked up to it with about 1000 movies on it. I also pay for Netflix every month and because I use my TV as a monitor I use my Mac Mini to load Netflix. I'm trying to decide whether I should buy a Apple TV or not.. I like to own everything Apple, and that is my goal one day to have everything Apple. That being said I wouldn't mind adding a nice little Apple TV box into my Home Theater, but is there any actual benefits if I was to do that.. So far from all the posts I see, my Mac Mini can do just about everything the Apple TV can so I don't really see the point. But if there is something that I am missing and could really help me out I would be happy to throw some money down and buy one. I would consider JailBreaking it to if that's what is necessary to run all the good stuff. Also I don't know if it matters but I can JailBreak I iPhone/iPad as I have done that before and I'm still on a JailBreakable software. So if ther are any 3rd Party Apps on the Apple TV that I need my iPhone to communicate with I can do that. Thanks for any help.