Hey guys I'm thinking of getting an Apple tv to mainly stream music to my tv sound system from iTunes for parties etc but would also like to somehow connect the 1tb external hdd I have to run xbmc and watch all the tv shows and movies etc. I'm really confused about the apple tv and external hd and atvflash (black) because so many articles I read are contradictory. I used my my brothers atv to streams music for a party through iTunes and it worked very well but that's all I know how to do. Basically, is there a way, with jail breaking, etc. that I can hardwire my external hdd to the apple tv and play content off that? The reason I don't want to stream it over the network is because I now live in Australia and the Internet plans here have data caps (and aren't that big). In north America the Internet was much faster and essentially I had an unlimited amount of data per month. I'm not sure how streaming would affect that cap I have now. Thanks for the advice/tips!