Well today I took the 230 dollar hit for something I wanted to try out. So far I must say I am enjoying it. I like the fact that I can put all of my movies onto a EXTHD and not ever have to worry about a scratched DVD from my kids throwing it around or trying to put it into the dvd player. All they have to do is use the controller, go to the movie they want and hit play. I have begun using that MetaX to fully tag my files as well. My process so far has been to handbreak, then VisualHub then to external HD it goes. But I might just cut out the VH for now and just use handbreak only. My settings so far when using handbreak are AppleTV, done lol The videos look like DVD quality to me so absolutely zero complaints. The files stream very quickly over my network. I hit play and within 10 seconds the movie plays. Very very nice so far.