I am currently using an Apple TV2 that is jailbroken as a home media player. I live in a third world country currently so before I left I ripped all my movies to a large hard drive. (WD 3TB USB 3.0) I have it plugged in to an Apple Airport Extreme router. I have a large library with a variety of file types. Most are 720p but some are 1080p. When family visited I had them smuggle me in an Epson projector that is 1080p so most of my newer movie files will be 1080p. Up to now the apple tv 2 has performed flawlessly to play any of these files but it will only output 720p. I want to replace it with something that can play 1080p. Due to several other factors the media player and the router have to be in separate rooms and can't be wired so it has to play wirelessly. When I went back to the states to visit I bought a WD TV Live Streaming player as the specs and reviews all said that it should have no problem doing what I want. Unfortunately, I have found that that is NOT the case. This thing is slow and buggy and constantly has problems playing files. If I plug the hard drive into the player's usb port it is even worse. I finally got a strong enough signal by moving the router and amp closer together but then it started giving me problems with a standard def avi file dvd rip. I am sending it back to amazon with a friend next week. Given that I want to play 95+% local network content what is a good reasonably priced alternative? I only have a 5.1 surround system so the HD audio issue isn't a big deal. I am looking at the Boxee Box, Popcorn Hour A-300, Xtreamer Prodigy and anything else anyone might recommend. I just want to be able to play files without a lot of setup and fuss. I don't mind a little tinkering to get it set up but once set up I want to be able to sit down, select something and start playing it.