I have not been able to find an answer to this. I know the new appletv has much greater storage options then the old appletv. But on the old one it seemed the memory was just for caching a download as you watched it, and to an extent, to help make up for slow internet connections. But I can't find out if the new AppleTv will let you, say, purchase/download 3 episodes of a tv show and a movie to watch later in the week. Or rent a movie and save it to watch the next day. My esperience with appletv was largely on cable broadband. Earlier this year when I moved somewhere where my ONLY options were sattelite internet or tethering to cellular...both of which grind to a halt in the evenings/weekends because everyone in my area likewise has these as their only options...appletv (and roku) became largely worthless. So- will the new appleTv become my savior? Can I set it to download and record a few episodes at 5 in the morning beofre work- and have them saved to watch that night? Or is the memory only allocated for the app store/games/etc, and those of us with pathetic internet connections are still screwed?