Hi All, I am new to Apple TV and some time ago I got a ipad mini. I like to watch occasional TV shows from TV apps and youtube videos on my ipad mini. Recently I started to think about being able to play my ipad mini on my HDTV. I did a quick research and found that the Lightning Digital AV Adapter $49.00 would be the perfect solution for "mirroring" my ipad mini. Then I started to broaden my search and found that I could essentially do the same with Apple TV $99.00. Could someone give me more details on what apple TV is? Does it require a subscription? Can I use it to mirror my iPad mini or iPhone 4 or Macbook Pro? If I just wanted to mirror the iPad mini for video playback, youtube video, TV network app playback should I just save my money and stick with the Lightning Digital AV Adapter $49.00 or pay the extra $50 for a ATV? If the ATV requires a paid subscription I am not sure if I would be interested in that route. Thank you everyone for your assistance.