So I just got an Apple TV and am in the process of ripping all my DVDs and TV shows, as well as converting the latest seasons of Lost, 24, Office, and others in HD. So far it is going great, but my plan fell through using an old iBook as a constant server for the AppleTV, storing everything on an external. My newest idea is catching a cheapo PC on the dell outlet for sub 200 bucks. I could then throw 2 500 GB drives in there, mirror them so I always have a backup. Then I could place the PC near my Home theater, use my 37" LCD as the monitor, if need be, but mainly just remote into the PC using my macbook. Do you think it would be able to work well as a server? everything would be using Cat5 - no wireless. All in all it would be the cheapest and most effective way in my opinion.