So lemme get this straight...I guess I'm not quite positive how this whole Apple TV thing works still. I've looked it up on here, and still can't get a definitive answer. I want to watch movies that I have imported (that I legally own the physical DVD of) onto a hard drive and I have converted them to be iTunes compatible. Can I store them on an external hard drive, and have them sync-ed to the iTunes on my laptop and have the Apple TV play the movie from my iTunes (that is sync-ed to my external) over my internet connection or do the media files have to be on the hard drive of the Apple TV. Is that how it works? Why does the Apple TV need hard drive space? Can I play movies and tv shows from netflix and/or hulu on an Apple TV? Would it be better to just get a Mac Mini?