Here is my situation. I have a Macbook Pro which compared to a desktop is fairly limited on HD space. Recently i ripped my DVD collection to my external hard drive. I plan to use the "media player" apple:TV or WD TV) almost only for video and youtube. I prefer to keep it in the family however i have a few concerns: 1. Although my DVD collection isnt very big it'll take up almost all my internal HD space. 2. The fact that my only computer is a notebook, it will often be closed in sleep mode which i assume in sleep mode the TV cannot access my information. 3. I prefer not to have my external HD connected to my notebook since it no longer makes my portable a portable. Are there any work arounds you folks can think of so i can stick with the Apple TV. Or should i just bite the bullet and get the WD TV Live?