primary use: i buy and sell dvd's and cd's for a living and a lot of dvd's pass through my hands and a lot seem to go before i have a chance to watch them. i'm thinking about an old macbook with a large hard drive so that i can rip them while i legally own them and play them on my tv at my convenience. i need 10.6 so that i can use front row. i would keep the macbook on top of my stereo cabinet hardwired to my tv directly below it and view in clamshell mode. has anyone else ever tried anything like this and were you pleased with the results? sort of like the original apple tv. secondary use: my financial situation has recently improved a lot and i want to start taking vacations several times a year and would like a portable computer to fart around on when i'm away. i have a few old imacs that i prefer to use when i am at home. let's just say i'm not a tablet sort of guy. opinions? these old macbooks really aren't expensive right now.