I posted this in the main forum, but it didn't get much discussion. will try again here: I was hoping that Apple would introduce a full-fledged media center PC, but instead they made an iTunes Slingbox. I currently have a Media Center PC running MCE 2005. It does everything I want to, but it has the flakiness, instability, and slowness that all windows products have. I was hoping for an Apple replacement. Here's how Apple messed up: 1. It can't play ripped DVDs. The only way around this is to convert your ripped DVDs into .mov or .mp4. But from what I've read and experimented with, you can only have stereo and mono with those two formats, so therefore no 5.1 sound. 2. No 1080p. I know almost no consumers have 1080p TVs, but the fact that my Mac Mini with an integrated graphics card can run full 1080p h.264 movies flawlessly, this should be able to as well. 3. Even though it's 720p, there is no content from the iTunes store above 480p. I personally wouldn't buy any movies from iTunes anyway, but even if I did, my only options are 480p and stereo sound. Why does the unit support 720p? Is it just for trailers? 4. No DVD player. If I'm going to add a media center PC to my TV, it should do everything, including DVDs. I should be able to replace my DVd player with this. 5. no TV tuner or DVR. I realize Apple makes money selling shows on iTunes. However, for people like me, I will never buy a show on iTunes. I will always have cable and a DVR. If Apple had included this, it would be a better media center. At the very least, they should provide an API that allows 3rd party companies (like the eyeTV) to write a plugint hat allows you to hook up an external HDTV tuner, and access it from the interface. 6. No gigabit ethernet. The connection is only 10/100. WTF? This is 2007, everything should be gigabit. They just released a new wireless-N router with the same problem - all the lan ports are 10/100 only. so if you have a gigabit network, you need the airport base station plus an additional gigabit switch. Lame. This is why I think the Apple TV will be a flop. sure, it will sell a lot at first because it's an Apple product, but they really dropped the ball by not making it a full-fledged media center PC. The iPhone looks awesome though. I was considering buying a BlackJack, but will now wait and get an iPhone.