I'm thinking of getting an Apple TV (either wait for ATV 4) or buy a ATV3 for a reduced price. I've also come across a used Mac mini, an early 2009 model : http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...i-core-2-duo-2.0-early-2009-nvidia-specs.html However, it has had some upgrades. This is what the seller advertises : Model Name: Mac mini Model Identifier: Macmini3,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 3 MB Memory: 4 GB Bus Speed: 1,07 GHz - The original HDD has been replaced with an Intel SSD 80GB - The superdrive has been replaced with a Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD - The original superdrive comes with it (an affordable enclosure should get it operational again, I assume ?) It also comes with the original packaging and accessories, and install DVD's. An Apple alu keyboard and mighty mouse are also included, as is an Apple remote. Price is 300 euros (but I'm sure I can get it down) ; for comparison, a new baseline Mini now costs 649 euros. Now, an ATV3 (and I assume the new ATV4) costs 109 euros. I can hook up an external HDD to the mini, which I cannot do with an ATV. I'd also have to buy a minidisplay to HDMI cable. The seller has always used it as a media center and is going to replace it with a NAS. Question is if this mini with it's relatively slow processor is capable of handling 1080p footage. Also, is USB2 fast enough to stream 1080p footage from an external HDD ?