I finally ordered my TV. I decided to save some $$ and get the 40Gig version. I have about 300 movies that I'll rip and store on an external HD firewired to my iMac ....I'll just stream those and my rentals will be fairly few and far between. I really couldn't see the need for the extra $100 for 160Gig on the TV. I have some experience with MacTheRipper and Handbrake for putting movies on my iPhone. I hope the TV will prove to be just as easy. Thanks for all the info people have been posting here!! I feel like I made a fairly informed decision.