I have an Apple TV 3 wired to the router and am getting my music from iTunes on my PC. I occaionally rent a movie and in the future may do some blu-ray ripping and store on some type of external harddrive. Thinking about getting a new Mac mini solely to store iTunes and pictures on. The mini will be in range to connect directly to my HT via hdmi, so now I'm wondering if I really even need the appleTV any more (I can move it to a different room). My questions are: -Do I keep using my appleTV or can i bypass it and now let the mac mini take over the appletvs duties: play music directly from iTunes rent movies from iTunes play ripped blu-rays -Will the macmini interface be as simple as the appleTV (never had a Mac before). -I've heard appleTV up converts audio. All my music is ripped from CDs and stored as apple lossless. I'm doubting I will hear a difference, but still a concern.