I have been saving money for a long time for something that I unfortunately will not be able to use it for. As such, I'm looking into re-thinking my entertainment center. I'm going to buy a big screen LCD HDTV... not sure how big yet... I have a receiver but I'm going to buy some new speakers, maybe a PS3 so I have a blu-ray player... but whatever, this is inconsequential right now. I'll have digital cable and I COULD spend an extra like 5 or 6 bucks a month for DVR (time warner)... but I have so many digital copies of my movies on an external hard drive that's hooked up to my AEBS. Currently, if I want to watch one, I do so through my MacBook... but this is a little bit of a pain in the neck and since I'm spending money... and I'm looking at a monthly DVR payment (albeit a small one)... I figured I would at least look into something like Apple TV. Will Apple TV let me access digital media on my network drive? And also... because AirDisk has been a god damn nightmare, could I move media onto Apple TV's local hard drive in the likely case that AEBS/AirDisk can't handle a connection for longer than half an hour? Does this idea make sense? Or does anyone have any other advice for me? I really don't care that much about being able to rent movies because I can do that with my digital cable... so a cheaper similar device that can fulfill my needs described above would actually be idea. I'm curious to see what anyone says about this... I'm a n00b when it comes to media devices. Thanks in advance for any and all help or advice.