Prior to the iPhone, one had to lug around a cell phone, a PDA, and an iPod. Now it's all together in one sleek package. What would happen if we applied the same thinking to the Apple TV? I'm looking at my TV setup right now and I have the following group of mismatched boxes piled one on top of the other and connected with hundreds of feet of cables: - cable box - cable modem - dvr - blu-ray player - audio receiver - airport express - network attached storage (okay, I don't actually have this in my setup, but I will when/if Time Machine supports it) The iPhone Apple TV would receive the television and broadband signals through the standard coaxial cable from your cable company. From there, the Apple TV would do everything else. It would be your wireless base station, DVR and audio receiver all in one. Hi-Def movies would download overnight from iTunes and you could use your iPhone to schedule a recording of your favorite show while you're out on the go. Time Machine would back up all of your computers wirelessly to the Apple TV's hard drive and you could remotely log back into the Apple TV while you're at work. Finally, the video signal would be wirelessly transmitted to your TV while the audio signals would be wirelessly transmitted to your surround speakers. No more wires. All in one box. Future versions may not even need the coaxial cable once WiMax becomes a viable option.