I've never really looked at the apple tv but recently I've been considering it. Firstly I'm not exactly sure what then hype is about I know they allow you to hire and buy movies via the device and you can stream via your iTunes library but is ther anything else thats really cool? I currently have an old toshiba laptop running on windows 7 as my media hub it accesses my other windows 7 desktop which has all my movies/music however it occasionally glitches and I can't watch some movies cause it runs so poorly on my 32" LCD TV. While my movies aren't in iTunes I could go about converting them, I have been recommended a boxee but they're about $250 opposed to the $99 of the apple tv. Any suggestions? Also I don't own and iMac I have a macbook pro but I don't store me movies on it, I also have a new iPad so AirPlay is said to be good aswell?