Hello all, Thanks for stopping by. I am a previous devotee of the Popcorn Hour devices. I still think they're great machines but, since graduating from university and engaging with a demanding career, I no longer have hundreds of hours to spunk up the wall on compiling lossless Blu-ray rips. It's for this reason that iTunes HD has been creeping evermore into my life... ... for the longest time I was ecstatic with it. Whenever I watched anything on my iPad and MBP it looked great, and I couldn't wait to take the experience 'Prime Time' on my 42-inch television. I have a Windows PC in my living room currently, and last week I decided to use Windows iTunes to shunt some content (from the hard drive, not streamed) to my television via HDMI as an interim measure before buying an Apple TV and... well, I am not at all happy with the results, I'm afraid. The playback drops a frame every few seconds, even after setting the output of the PC's graphics card to 24Hz and turning-off the post-processing on my TV. It's the tiniest of tiny stuttering but - when you're a wanker like I am - it totally ruins the experience. Totally, and completely. What worries me more is that I sent iTunes Customer Support an e-mail the following day, asking whether this was a problem with my setup (i.e. the PC) or with iTunes content in general (i.e. whether the problem would persist even if I were using an Apple TV). Not only did they not reply, but also they gave me a free movie rental credit that I didn't even ask for - as in, "oh God, this dude's asking a scary question... give him something for free to make him go away!!!". Please answer me honestly - does this frame-dropping occur even when viewing iTunes content through an Apple TV? If it does, I need to know - otherwise I'll be dropping £79 on something that I'm never going to be able to use. You may think I'm extremely lame for being troubled by such a 'trivial' thing, but I can't help what bothers me - so please, help me out. Thanks in advance for any frank replies. Cheers, Dan.