Hi everyone, newbie ?/situation. I have a macbook with lots of high resolution photos which I'd like to show on an older 1080i plasma with component video connectors. (The HDMI port is burned out). The resolution I'm striving for is 1080i which my camera will export directly via HDMI (I've seen this on friends HDTV's with HDMI port). I read on wikipedia that HDcamera photos may be downgraded in ATV. First question: Is there any linkage between the 1280x800 screen on my macbook and the images that will be loaded onto the ATV? Does the Synching compress high resolution/high MB photos onto the ATV, and does the ATV expand the photos back up in resolution based upon the HDTV? Second question: If I successfully sync high resolution photos on macbook to an ATV do I choose what resolution I want the ATV to send to the TV? Third question: Is 1080i any better than 720p with static photos as opposed to video? Summary question: If I pony up and get a ATV will I be able to see 720p photos on my "HD" TV (read not 1080p). Do you think they'd compare to an 1080i HDMI output direct from the camera to a 1080i TV with an HDMI port? I feel like I've asked the same question 5 times! So I'm just going to throw it out there. FYI I did search the forum but got bogged down. Apologies for a repeat question if applicable. Thanks.