Hi, Sorry for the long post. I am a DVD movie collector who has been thinking of going digital, i.e. store my movies on an HDD, but still watch them on my TV. I do not want to use media centers like boxee, because from what I read in forums they are not entirely solid. Like one product (forgot which) losing sound when fast forwarding and forcing a shutdown of the machine to resolve it. I have already come accustomed to the "it just works" with apple after a few months of being a Mac owner, so I prefer no hacking and tweaking to make stuff work. I want a fixed setup. Don't want to connect cables each time I want to watch something. I have looked around for a while and have found a couple of options: 1. Apple TV 2. Mac Mini Now... I have almost 1000 movies (yes, I have bought them all). It will be a long project to convert it all, but I'm not in a hurry. It's not like the discs will disappear. Option 1 Apple TV would mean I would have to convert movies to a format to fit the apple TV. Easy with handbrake, but... I would then have to select 1 audio track and burn in the subtitles (correct me if I am wrong) into that one apple TV file. The biggest drawback would be that I cannot access the extra features/material and select audio tracks (commentary track , other languages). It feels like too much work for each movie if I would do multiple versions and also encode special features. I could do it for a few movies that I like to watch often, but not for the whole collection. Also I would have to stream from another computer, minor drawback. Option 2. I simply rip the DVD to a HDD and use it from there. From the Mac Mini instead of an apple TV, that should work just fine. Sure the movie library will be huge, but once I have ripped all my DVDs (years in the future) storage will be super cheap. I'll just buy more storage as the project goes along. The drawback with this would be that I have no visually nice setup of the movies. Browsing finder to find a movie... Feels... Not so "Apple-nice". So, have I missed any options? What can you recommend? My dream setup would be that I can browse my movie catalogue on an ipad, select it and it will start playing on my TV. Hey, maybe I should just wait for iTunes-match-for-movies (that will never appear in europe)?