A few month ago I purchased an Apple TV and have gone through alot of the frustrations that many have posted about. This thing has great potential and it's a shame that Apple isn't paying it more attention. After some trial and error we seem to have found a setup that is working and has been stable for a while now. I'll describe it below and maybe others can list thier succesful setups and maybe we'll notice some trends. Mine: 160gb Apple TV running 3.0.2 No hacks Manually sync some content (selected movies and TV shows) Stream other movies, TV Shows, podcasts and all music from iTunes No Photos streamed or synced. All photos accessed thru Mobile Me and Flickr on Apple TV Apple TV connected to Airport Express (802.11n) via ethernet (not wifi) iTunes (9.0.3) running on 24" iMac 2.4ghz extreme with 4gb of ram iTunes library is on external 2gb firewire 800 drive iMac is connected wirelessly to the Airport Extreme Base Station (of course it's wireless between the AEBS and the Airport Express) iMac and AEBS are on 1st floor, Apple TV and Airport Express on second floor Those are the basics and it seems to be working fine now. I can stream content (including movies) fine. (As long as computer, HD, and iTunes are up of course). Downloading movies works fine but I wish it was faster (I have a 50Mbps from Comcast). Overall I am much happier with it now. The only problem I seem to have is that certain internet radio stations lock up the Apple TV. I think the one thing that made the biggest difference on my setup was connecting the Apple TV to the Airport Express.