I have a few questions that are probably pretty simple for someone who knows a lot about Apple TV but I'm just getting started.....bear with me! I am an Apple person but know nothing about Apple TV. I told my family that for Christmas I'd like a cable to connect my mbp to my tv. They kindly decided to upgrade me from the cable and get me an Apple TV. Very generous of them, but I'm wondering if it makes sense for me and as I've done some research I'm a little confused about the exact functionality. Here's what I'd like to be able to do: -easily look at pictures & videos from a digital camera -rent a movie online now and then -maybe even go online using the tv as a monitor Here's what I don't care about: -netflix (don't have it) -playing music through my tv -using any of this with an ipod touch (don't currently have one) Here's what I currently have: -15" mbp -720p plasma tv -Tivo HD If I wanted to, I could already get netflix, rent movies from amazon (I've done it and it works fine), watch youtube, and apparently even play music through Tivo. I believe I can look at pictures through it too? So I'm wondering what the Apple TV will allow me to do that I can't already do. I don't want to put every video into itunes, and I don't use iphoto. One big question I have is, can I look at photos/videos through Apple TV that are not in iphoto - say ones that are in a folder on my desktop? Of course if Apple would do an App store for the Apple TV I think I'd be in, but for now I'm just not sure it's going to do that much more for me than what I already have. But I'm open to being convinced that I'm wrong! Thanks.