Before i go and buy a new Apple TV I want to make sure it works with my setup. Here is what im working with: -Hackintosh- -boot drive HD -Time Machine HD - iTunes HD Macbook pro -boot drive HD The macbook pro uses file sharing to mount the itunes drive and access my itunes library. There is no media stored locally on my Macbook. When I setup the laptop I just pointed the library to the iTunes HD on the file server. If I buy an apple tv do I need to turn my laptop on every time I want to stream songs or movies to my apple tv? I never owned an apple tv so im not sure. The hackintosh is always on to the drive is accessible. I dont want to have to turn on my laptop every time i use my apple tv. Thanks!