First off, I love my Apple TV. I've had it for 5 months now and find it's movie downloads great, love watching movie trailers on my 52 inch LCD HDTV. ATV is very easy to use. But I find myself ripping newly rented movies from Blockbuster Online and than streaming it from my portable harddrive. Because of Apple's lockdown on how movies are transfered via iTunes, I find it very cumbersome and slow to manually add and delete movies from the ATV 160GB harddrive. I wished moving movies (my ripped movies from handbrake) was as easy as my ipod/iphone "manually managed my music/movies" checkmark. I know Apple has to play nice with the movie studios and play good cop bad cop on (ripped DVD movies) and the ability to transfer with ease. I should have listened to the Apple store rep when he said he always streams movies from his portable hard drive and never uses any Hard Drive space on ATV. But me being the fool and always wanting the biggest thing available, decided to pay the extra money for Hard Drive space I will never use. I also noticed that at the 2 Apple Stores I've recently visited that only the 40GB ATV available on the store shelf. The Apple people told me they had the 160GB in the in the back of the store but didn't feel like they were selling well and only put the 40GB out for sale. They would only pull out the 160GB ATV only for people who requested it.