I ripped the DVDs using handbrake and the blu-rays I used MakeMKV. Then I opened up subler (the best application for re-wrapping instead of converting) to convert the .mkv to m4v. I also threw in the .srt (subtitle file) and metadata and imported it all into a file then threw it on the server. So now I've got metadata and soft subtitles. Perfect setup for a household who has mixed feelings on subtitles. Haha
Apple TV has been the greatest addition to my home since we moved into a place with a dishwasher. I have every movie I own on an unraid server in a closet and my iTunes library points to it. Turn on home sharing and I've got a tiny box that replaces a huge entertainment center full of DVD boxes.Couple that with air video HD and I've got a home theatre suite. Without the help of plex
Man you should've came the the best buy I worked at! I used to train the sales people on the apple products and they'd be drooling at the Apple TV. Now that chromecast stick thingy is out, Apple TV looks even better!
It would make sense to assume that, but the way the "iWork" apps are written and designed for the iPhone are pretty incredible. I actually use my iPhone to edit and create all of the budget worksheets for my home and business purposes. Granted I do use my MacBook pro and iPad as well but the iPhone is what I use mostly due to the fact I can just whip it out and edit wherever I'm at.