Hi, I have a 720p HDTV that I'm looking to hook a media player up to. I have a number of DVDs I'm planning to rip and put on the media player, as well as a few 720p movies and TV shows in various formats. I've thought about getting an Apple TV and hacking it (via ATV Flash) so I can hook up an external harddrive and play media formats not natively supported by Quicktime, but I was wondering if maybe a Mac Mini would be better suited for what I'm looking for. I figure a lot of readers out here probably have nice media setups, so I'm looking for buying tips for a media center with a budget of < $500. Thanks.