As the title says, I'm considering asking for an Apple TV this Christmas, but I have a few questions that maybe some of you can answer as I am a bit worried about the usefulness of an Apple TV. First off, I know you can rent and buy HD content from iTunes and watch it on your TV, but what about from other HD sources. For instance, say I get an external BRD player for my Mac. Would I be able to rip the BRD's and then import them into iTunes, transfer them to my TV and watch them? I know that at current BRD isn't officially supported, that's just my example, but let's just say I have a HD video on my computer that I can play in QuickTime and would like to watch it on my TV. Also, would there be any conversion process to do this (like the iPod video conversion) and would such a conversion make the video non-HD? (I'm not expecting full 1080p here, and it doesn't matter as my HDTV is only 720p). I see in VisualHub there is an option to convert to Apple TV but does anyone know the resolution? Sorry for all the questions, and if I've repeated questions asked previously by other users, I just don't want to spend the money for an TV and have a pretty paper weight on my hands.