Ok, I know there are tons of threads on various ways to get one's iMac playing hi-def movies, but the purpose of this thread is to sort out which way is best. I'm getting an iMac soon and want to be ready. The way I see it, I basically have three options (only two of which I know to work for sure). 1. Get external blu-ray drive, buy a copy of windows, buy the windows BD software (powerdvd or whatever). I think I can get a BD-ROM for like $150 or so, what is the cheapest option for purchasing windows? Powerdvd? Pros- plays right off disk, will have windows and all the extras that it entails (gaming, etc... I would to get down on some half-life again). Cons- buying all the software seems expensive, less than elegant process everytime I watch something 2. Buy an external BD drive, rip the disks to my harddrive, play in plex. Pros- all native, uses plex (which I plan to use anyway), least to buy, no disks to deal with once everything is ripped Cons- ripping and encoding take lots of time, storage becomes an issue 3- (don't know if this works) buy an eyetv and a blu-ray player (not drive) and use my iMac like a tv. Pros- get added benefits of eyetv (I am more of a tv watcher than movies), setup would work if I ever upgrade to an HDTV, as elegant as watching on a tv Cons- might not work? Not integrated with computer, on expensive side So what do you guys think, keeping in mind that I'm a tv guy, not a movie guy.