I've ordered a new ATV (40GB) and have been searchign through the threads dicoverign what it can do, I just have a few questions on the best setup. I want to use it to watch movies as well as browse our pics, I have a G5 as my main home machine which is always on & has 2 1TB drives in for photo's, downloads and movie storage, this is hooked by ethernet as the ATV will be, I wondered if I could stream movies to the ATV or should I do the eSata expansion thing to host a large drive? I have some movie downloads but I also want to rip our DVD collection, can handbrake do this? it seems to be ok for images but not protected DVD's Last thing, I have a 50" plasma & want to view as best as I can withought taking up loads of HD space, any suggestons on what's best to rip to? ok very last thing I noticed there are a few HD-x264 movies I can grab but their quite big :4-9GB are these any good for ATV or a waste of space, I think I read ATV can go to 720 but not 1080 so I suppose as long as their 720 they should be great. Thanks for any info, be a real help as I know so little about the ATV, I can't wait to get it. PS I got the info on Metx, I hope to have all our collection like some on here save the kids loosing or scratching the DVD's.