I am somewhat new to Apple, so please be patient with me! I am planning to buy a MBP after the refresh, with the next back to school promotion. I currently own two ipods, a classic and a touch. We will be running both Apple and Windows machines in our home. We have a fairly large home that currently has a pretty spotty wifi setup using an older router that I want to replace. The wifi connection comes in through the basement, and our router and my husband's Windows computer is in his basement office. Our home has a basement, a main floor, and a loft area that is open to the first floor. Most laptop usage takes place on the main floor, as well as the stereo system (we primarily use our Bose iPod speaker system). We get decent wifi on about half the main floor but there are large dead spots. The main TV (widescreen HDTV) is in the loft. Currently there is almost no wifi reception in the loft. My goal would be to have good reception throughout the house, to be able to play itunes on the main floor, and to have an AppleTV in the loft. We have fairly extensive collections of old TV shows, movies, sports, and kid shows on DVD right now that I would like to put much of that on the AppleTV. I think that the amount of material that I would eventually want to put on the AppleTV would be more than the 160GB capacity. I would also like to be able to rent/buy movies from iTunes. So I am looking at getting the refurbished Apple TV (160GB) and last generation Airport Extreme in the refurb store. Is there a way to extend the capacity of the Apple TV with an external hard drive? Or with a Time Capsule? Do I understand correctly that the Time Capsule does basically the same thing as an Airport Extreme but with the addition of hard drive space? Is there a significant advantage to the new generations of Airport Extreme and Time Capsule or should I go for the refurb last generations? I hope this all makes sense. I used Macs a lot back in the 80's but have been a Windows user for the last 20 years or so, so this is all new to me. I'm excited about changing to Mac but am a bit overwhelmed. Seems most of the sticky guides are designed more for present users than newbs like me. Thanks for any help you can give.