Hi all, Finally I think I have found the website ive been looking for! I need help with the ATV please, I have flashed it once whilst on the 2.4 version and everything went ok I assume? It seemed to work fine, but I am very new at all this stuff relating to the ATV. Then I saw posts relating to patchstick/flashing working on software 3.0.1, so I updated the ATV and ran the flash, but did this after completing a factory restore. It didnt work, the option was there but the ATV wouldnt go into it. So did another factory restore and lived with the 2.4 flashed version. I could play .AVI files fine but when it came to the .MKV ones that I specifically downloaded in x.264/H.264 at 720p, they didnt play properly, kept spluttering and stalling? Why does the purchased ones from apple play them ok? If anybody could be so kind as to giving me any info on how to make a patchstick that works with 3.0.1 that doesnt involve all this ssh'ing and terminal stuff, and provide any info on what i can actually do with the ATV, along with XBMC (not clear on what is so good about this)? That would be ideal!! Additional info: I just got the patchstick working on 3.0.1 but i cant get into the options within the software tab on the ATV home screen, such as 3rd party plugins, manage built in, scripts etc....? I can how ever play AVI files by going into the "files" tab and selecting my hard drive, but the MKV files arent liked! Any solutions to these problems? Thanx Carl. P.S, I am new to all this so go easy aye!