Brief description to set the stage for my question: We have a pretty simple home theatre. At least for now, we don't use it for live television whatsoever. Denon receiver, upconverting DVD, Wii, Airport Express for music, that's about it. I have really tried to make it as clean an installation as possible with all equipment in my bar cabinet off to the side and all speakers behind an acoustically transparent screen or otherwise hidden. Adjacent to the theatre room is my office, where I have an iMac. The house is wireless, going to n as soon as the Time Capsule is out. We like to watch movies, and have tested out the iTunes rental by plugging my powerbook into the system. Of course, since it is a pretty clean install it is less than optimal to have cables running out of the cabinet to a laptop sitting on the countertop. Enter the AppleTV... It would answer our desire to play further with the rentals, display photos [I am a photographer], and display purchases from iTunes. HOWEVER... One of the things we really enjoy is viewing divx content using various video on demand websites. The content displays full screen on the powerbook using the divx player. I am not referring to viewing illegal movie rips but rather television programs and documentaries folks have recorded and put online which we cannot get here. What is fun about it is we can decide we want to view something, hook up the computer, select, and view with no delay. With the AppleTV, we would of course lose this capability (although I realize we could hack the device to display divx, but I'd still have to wait for the download). This seems to suggest a refurb Mini would be a better solution, but then we lose access to the HD rentals I was kind of excited to have access to. I wish there were a way to enable access to video on demand websites with the AppleTV, it would make it the perfect solution for us. Without it, I'm afraid I'd still be laboriously pulling cables out of the cabinet to connect my powerbook. I would end up asking myself "why did I get the AppleTV, again??" Thoughts? Anyone else have a similar line of thinking? Aside from losing access to HD rentals and the obvious price difference, is there anything else we would lose by getting a Mini instead [I hate to even think about it because the AppleTV is such a clean solution]?