I'm thinking of using an Apple TV in my exercise room simply as an iPod. I have in-ceiling speakers and a TV. I mainly want to be able to watch TV and listen to my ipod/itunes music through the ceiling speakers. The benefit to the AppleTV seems to be that I could control the playlist through the TV rather than having to get up to go over to where an ipod would be docked. With a universal remote I could learn the Apple TV IR codes and then simply control everything from my treadmill. Does this make sense? Are other people using the Apple TV for this type of solution? Thanks for the help.