Hi, I've been considering making the purchase of an Apple TV for quite a while (since January) but have been reluctant because I am sure that a Take 3 is just a minute or two round the corner. I have a couple of questions you guys could answer. I understand that the Apple TV is jailbreakable where you can create patchsticks etc. Does all this require *nix and OS X or can I use a Windows box to do this? Does Patchstick open my ATV for SSH automatically? What do you guys think about the 40gb vs 160gb. I know I need the 160GB but i'd rather buy an external HDD if possible (don't want to open and void warranty) and I can get 500gb for about £60 externally. If you use a USB drive how is data stored? Is it just split across the two drives as a single Filesystem or what? So if I removed the USB hdd would it believe it was corrupted? Or is /USR stored in say hdd1 and /lib on hdd2 I understand that FW releases break patchsticks but can you re-patchstick 2.3.1? I'm wondering this cause an ATV bought now will probably come with it. Boxee, XBMC they all play other formats but they are media streamers. I can do that on my X360 with something like Tversity and re-encode the media on the fly. Is there any way I can trick it iTunes into syncing my DIVX Avis and MKVS without conversion? Can I get OSX on the 1.0GHZ processor? Is this going to be difficult for me as I'm used to Windows - I can vm Linux or Mac OS if I have to but i'd rather not. I'm experienced with ADDS, DHCP, DNS, IIS and My/Ms Sql so I'm not incompetent. Do I wait for it or buy it now. I don't like how Steve refers to it as a "hobby project" but I wouldn't mind native 1080p, the rumoured "motion sensing remote" and bigger storage natively. Please shed some light. Forgot to mention: Our server where everyone stores files on - it is filling up. Can I use it as a one-way storage system. E.g. can I "manually manage music and videos" because I'd like to say use a TB on it but not waste space on the server. Maybe by keeping the reference to the film/video in iTunes but deleting the file.. If you guys could answer these questions it would be great.