I waited 'til the Sept Apple event to see if Apple would announce anything with the AppleTV... nope. SO I have a AVHCD camera, a ton of digital stills, a MacBook Pro and 720p/1080i HDTV, but yet to introduce them. AppleTV, right? I've been bothered by AppleTV's 540/30p 5Mbps limit. You have this great 1080/60i 17Mbps MPEG-4 camera and to play it back on an AppleTV are forced to give up half the resolution AND super compress it. Also, I don't have any interest in YouTube or video downloads (the kids love going to Blockbuster). Questions: 1) in practice does the AppleTV's highly compressed 540p format take the wow factor from the original footage? 540p @ 5Mbps really isn't better than a 480p DVD @ 9Mbps with upscaling.... is it? 2) is a PS3/Xbox going to give me a noticeably better picture? If so, does streaming an iMovie exported at 720-1080/30fps with the highest quality compression cause any issues (stutter, re-buffering, etc)? 3) is a dedicated C2D Mac Mini using Front Row better/worse than the above? Its certainly the most expensive option. Thanks.