Before AppleTV was out I set up a Core Solo Mac mini as a dedicated media server using FrontRow as GUI. I have an ext drive that stores my media along with a backup drive. I taught my main A/V remote all the Apple remote commands. It seems to me there is no real difference between this kind of set up and AppleTV. Or am I wrong? I've only used AppleTV for a few seconds in the store so if I'm missing something please tell what added benefit I'd get by using AppleTV instead.