I bought an TV this week. I am definitely pleased with it thus far. Here is what I am doing (I'll start off with hardware/software): MacBook Pro Core Duo 1.83GHz 1.5GB RAM iMac G5 iSight 1.9GHz 1.5GB RAM TV Xbox 360 Connect 360 3.1 Handbrake 0.8.5b1 MactheRipper 3.0-R14d With the Xbox 360 Spring Update came the ability to play Mpeg4 and H.264 videos on the 360. Within a few days Nullriver updated Connect 360 to be able to stream these videos. But it wasn't working properly. When using Handbrake to export in its preset TV format the 360 would see it but not play it. Recently Nullriver has updated Connect 360 to 3.1 and this now works. I ripped several DVD's via MactheRipper onto my FWHD. I then used Handbrake to convert these into the preset TV format (H.264). After this was done I streamed both movies to my TV and my Xbox360. The streaming was flawless and there were no hiccups. The video looked outstanding on both my Magnavox 37" LCD HDTV and my Panasonic 53" Projection HDTV (the TV is connected to the LCD and the Xbox 360 is connected to the Projection....both using Component). It did look better on the LCD TV than the projection though. Also, the file sizes seemed to be around 1GB per hour of movie. The only problem, and it is a major one, is that Handbrake is not working properly. 80% of the time it will only use a small amount of the processor power (30% on my iMac and 70% out of 200% on my Core Duo MacBook Pro). The other 20% of the time it works the way it should (70% on my iMac and 180% on my MacBook Pro). The movies took nearly 16 hours to process on my iMac and 5 hours on my MacBook Pro....though if it had utilized both cores properly they would have only taken 2 hours or so. While reading on the Handbrake forums I found that when this happens it also leads to audio drop outs in the movie. Sure enough, both of my movies that I put through Handbrake had large chunks of audio missing. In summary; I think that the movies look great and the streaming is excellent to both machines, but Handbrake isn't worth using right now. Losing audio is not acceptable for this application. Maybe an earlier version would not do this but I do believe the earlier versions of handbrake didn't support multiple core processors so encoding would take way too long (like it does on my iMac G5). I am about to purchase Roxio Crunch and see how it works. I'll post back with more information when I've spent some time using Crunch for these movies.