Ok I have been on the net researching this for a week, getting old searching lol, but I think this is what I want. I want to try and go all digital on my movies and tv shows. The thing is most places, Amazon etc, want you to stream them, and I have a 50 mb Comcast connection, I hate when streaming services act up, etc and frankly hitting on the data cap. I want to download and keep my stuff, period, and I know Apple does this and Sony/Microsoft does this, but not on the new consoles, stream only (Really irritated me, I have the first hobbit on the PS3 and it went upstairs for the wife to use after I got a PS4, and well Sony in their infinite wisdom forces me to stream on the PS4, unlike the PS3 ) Anyway, Apple seems the best overall as I can use our newer Mac Mini or a pc and store the itunes library, Home Share it, and have an Apple TV and just stream locally. I had some questions: On the HD 1080p versions, read comparisons online and I know they aren't bluray, any real quality issues noticed on a HD tv? I like DTS usually, louder than Dolby, but since iTunes is Dolby 5.1 on English only, how is the sound clarity on voices vs booms/loud noises and is it nicely loud and not soft? Any issues in the past using the optical out, which I prefer in surround sound? Has anybody put iTunes library on external usb 3.0 drive, any issues? On putting the Mac to sleep, I have read some it works, others not. So I think I need to run with no sleep, but can I do the option in OSX to spin down drives and not affect the home sharing? I read 6.1 has affected Dolby Digital and Optical, this wide spread? I am hoping to get my wife off physical media, I hate the costs of the blurays, so lets see. Thank you for the help.