Hello friends, Ive been converting files to MP4 (or maybe m4v acronyms, sheesh) using Handbrake/Subler and streaming them to my Apple TV 3 via homesharing. Works great for DVD quality but larger Blu Ray quality files cant seem to buffer quickly enough. Tried watching a 1080 ~8GB Blu Ray rip the other night and it was stalling out so much that I finally just hooked my macbook up directly to the TV. Using a wireless N setup with decent signal strength so I dont think my network is the bottleneck. Im looking for a better solution. I dont want to have to rig up my macbook anytime I want to watch a high-def movie. I would also prefer not to spend any more money. Id prefer not to have to use a middle-man device such as iPad or iPhone. Looking to get highest A/V quality possible. Here is what I have at my disposal: I have a WD TV Live but the thing had a new firmware update every time I turned it on and was so damn buggy that I buried it in the back of my closet. Is there a way to install Plex or XBMC? Would those solve my problems? I have an old Dell laptop circa 2006 with a dual core Intel processor. It only has VGA but Ive read that VGA can handle 1080 just fine. Ive considered hooking the Dell up directly to the TV or using it as a media server somehow but Im not really sure the best way to go about it. Could I hackintosh this computer? I dont want to reformat my HFS+ drive that has all my movies on it. If theres something I could be doing with the Apple TV to make it work more effectively Im all ears. Dont really want to jailbreak it though. Ive been searching the interwebs but am on information overload at the moment and always get solid advice from this forum. So, what do you say? Lets McGuyver this thing.