All I want is the ability to take my DVDs ( backup copies - all owned by me) and store them on a hard drive and then have them play in full DVD quality including 5.1 sound through my home theater system. It would seem that Apple TV should be able to be hacked to do this in a simple one or two step process. In my quest, I have tried quite a few programs (handbrake, crunch, visual hub and more). I either end up with a crashed program.... or a file that deletes the 5.1 and only plays in stereo or even lower quality video. Forget about the fact that it takes the better part of a day to decode. Does someone have a simple way/hack to mke iTV work the way we want it to. I want to store all my dvds on a 1TB external drive and be able to summon them to play in my home theater system with true DVD quality sound. As soon as this is made simple, then Apple TV will really start to sell... before then it will remain to be a dud.