Hello Guys, I know what i want is REALLY simple, but it seems difficult for some strange reason. I don't have ANY dvd players in my house. However i only have 2 Current HD TV's with HDMI and USB input to them. I do NOT condone illegal duplication, or distributing or whatever of non purchased movies. I PURCHASED REAL Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Videos that i like to go over and drill movies and techniques. Howerver i have not been able to because i don't have DVD player and i hate to keep moving my DVD in and out of it's box and they are starting to show a LITTLE wear since my last used 10 months ago. What i want is to rip all my purchased dvd's of jiu jitsu (martial arts) and put the on a external hard drive connected to my tv. So in my basement when i my cage, mats, and people over to train i can say, let's go over this... and skim thru the video's and play them. 1-I KNOW apple TV can do this, BUT i have to have the video's imported into my iTunes... Which i don't have to have my computer on to do this, and buy another apple TV. Takes up to much space on my laptop. 2-I have a WD passport that i was able to rip 2 videos. Howerver, my TV samsung is picky which which type of video format it plays. it's like .avi and .mp4. IT has to be a FAT partition as well. And if that is not bad enough, every time i turn on my tv or unplug it, it sounds like i'm UNMOUNTING my HD without ejecting. I feel this will mess up my hard drive soon. (I tried for one day). Before ripping more, i was reading on WD TV. How it can play almost ANY video format and connects to my TV. Looking at what i simply need. Is this a good option? I just want to play my video's on my TV. And my TV is being picky. Sure WD TV is like $100 just like Apple TV. But Apple TV will need my movies on my HD and my iTunes on. Please let me know. I have off today and i can go to best buy and buy what i need today to get this to work. Thanks!