I picked up an Apple TV last night. Being able to decode AC3 surround was the last hitch keeping me from getting one. Based on my past experiences with Apple hardware, I fully expected to be "satisfied" with this purchase. I'm pretty picky about my video, but the Apple TV is not for my main theater system, so I was fully prepared to accept video that is a little "rough". Within 20 minutes of opening the box I was shocked at how well this device works. The quality of video is much higher than I was expecting and everything is much easier and works much more fluid than I was expecting. I criticize Apple a lot, but their products still consistently "exceed" my expectations. This is an amazing piece of hardware and turned out to fit my needs better than I expected it too. PS> Thanks to those posting in this forum. Without you I would have never known the Apple TV could meet my needs.