Since forever I have been looking for a reliable way to play my movies on my HDTV. First I got a mac mini and a time capsule. I stored all my movies on the time capsule and streamed them to the mac mini. Everything was peachy except the mac mini couldn't play 1080p. It didn't have gigabit ethernet, nor did it have the processing power. So I sold it for an hp with huge specs. It's so freakin' unreliable that it's infuriating. I have a million codecs, some files will play nice with some codecs, but not with others. I'm tempted to sell it and get an Apple TV. I realize that an Apple TV will not play 1080p. I will have to re-encode using Visual Hub to 720p @ 24 fps. I have many questions: 1 - Are most downloaded HD videos 24 fps? The several that I have already are. Are there many higher fps videos out there? If so, what happens when you convert it to 24 fps? 2 - I have a ton of videos that I don't want to have to convert to mp4. They are located in my movies folder on my iMac. Is there a way to play them through the Apple TV? How? 3 - Will the lack of gagbit ethernet give me any problems? I DO NOT WANT STUTTERING. I have been dealing with it forever. I want to sit on my couch and have the damn stuff work. Please give it to me straight, I've gone through 2 setups and I don't want to be disappointed. Thanks everyone.