Currently, I am running an old PB (which I love), but I am in the market for a MBP. Also, in the near future I will have a 32" 1080P TV, which I would like to use as a monitor. My question is regarding DVD ripping, and the optimum way to do so in order to keep the quality to a maximum for playback via my HDTV. I have tried to search, but haven't quite found the solution to my questions as most forum topics cover conversion to ATV/iTunes/iPod. What I want to do is hook the MBP to the HDTV (probably through HDMI, if this is recommended for best playback quality), and watch the DVDs through both my HDD or optical. Since I have about 200 DVDs and would like to clear some clutter, I am curious the best way to rip them to keep the quality as high as possible. Is using MTR and keeping the _TS file optimum for this, and how do you play it? I know that these files are a bit large, so what would be the next best option? .Avi? I am not terribly concerned with putting these files in iTunes because I can Handbrake anything that I want to convert further to my touch. I guess my post isn't as succinct as I would like it to be, basically, what software/settings to rip a DVD to HDD while keeping the best picture quality; what software to use to watch the movie, while connected to HDTV via HDMI to maintain quality; and what size are these files going to be as I am using an external 250GB, but maybe could use this as an excuse to get a 1TB. My goal is to remove clutter, yet still have a functional DVD library.