Hi folks, I have a MacBookAir mid-2013 and a SamsungSmartTV. No cable package. I have subscriptions to Hulu and HBONow, which I watch on the MBA. I'd like to watch them on the Samsung though. I am thoroughly confused by everything I read, I don't know why, but I just don't grasp it. Can someone walk me through this? Specifically 1) Do I need an AppleTV for AirPlay/screen mirroring? Is there another device and/or software - hopefully cheaper than an AppleTV - that would do the same thing? 2) What would give me better picture, an HDMI cable or AirPlay? 3) I have a DVD player hooked to the HDMI (MHL&DVI) port. If I connect the MBA and TV via HDMI cable, it only seems to work if I hook it up to the same port, which means I must manually switch the cables if I want to switch between the DVD player and the MBA. Meanwhile, the other HDMI (STB) port sits there unused. Is there a way around this? Thanks for your help!