Ok, So I am looking for a HTPC type solution and with the jailbreak to ATV2 I think that might be a decent solution at least for a while while I slowly piece together a htpc to my liking. ( They are much more expensive than I imagined) So here are a few questions I have... they might be basic but I have searched some and haven't come up with an answer. I have a tb external with tons of media on it. It is unfortunately not a NAS... (maybe I just need to get one, although that makes my investment 200 bucks... and I am trying to do this as cheaply as possible) so I guess I would have to technically keep it connected to a cpu via usb and then connect with ATV to stream from there. Right? Also, I have read that usb 2.0 will bottleneck and degrade quality from HD. So, I would assume that would happen in streaming it to ATV as well. Is that true? So, if anyone knows or has experience with the best way to connect to that it would be great. (I have a macbook pro and a old toshiba laptop that I can use to keep the hd powered & stream from.) Thanks!