I just discovered the existence of this Philips DVD Player that has a usb 2.0 port and the ability to play .avi's from a connected hard disk. I've become tired of waiting for the aTV to allow the direct connection of a usb hard disk or direct streaming from a network drive, and this seems like it might be a cheap solution. $70 for the player, <$100 for a 500 GB drive and I have a media solution that doesn't require me to have a computer running all the time with iTunes up. It seems too good to be true. Has anyone tried this machine?