I'm looking into getting something to play all of my multimedia on my TV. I've got a hard drive full of avi movies that I'd like to play, as well as all of my music and perhaps view photos too. I don't really care about streaming, but would like to be able to either plug in my external hard drive or have something that has a large internal hard drive already (1tb+). So, I think that through some hacks I can plug my hard drive into the Apple TV and play the avi files on it, which would do everything that I want. I'm just wondering, though, if there are any better alternatives you might suggest and why. A nice interface is important to me, can I install front row\boxee on other devices? Thanks for your help!