I haven’t paid much attention to the AppleTV. After all, I watch lots of movies off the internet. Not just the stuff that Apple wants to sell me. However, “iClarified.com”:http://iclarified.com in addition to doing great work on the iPhone also knows how to hack the AppleTV. It is a subsidized device, so for $300, you get a 120GB hard drive and a complete computer if you can unlock it.
Here’s how to do it by using a magic USB flash drive, appropriately “hacked”:http://iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=791 to unlock it. Then you can:
# It becomes a general purpose appliance for very cheap
# You can run Asterisk on it for a home PBX which is neat
# You can watch any internet downloadable movie.