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Can I jump on this bandwagon concerning ATV vs Mac Mini while using a late 2008 MB?

My intentions - I'm in the process of backing up my DVD collection onto my MB and creating my library. I would like to be able to play this library on my flat screen TV.

If I were to get an ATV, I understand I can stream the movies from my MB to the ATV wirelessly and the movie would display on the TV. But, would the audio also stream (being a 2008 MB, audio does not flow when using mini display port/HDMI)?

If I were to get a Mac Mini, I know I can just attach an external HD containing my library on it and play on the TV considering the Mac Mini is a full fledged Mac. But, can I stream wirelessly from my MB if I so choose like I can with ATV?

2008 Alum MacBook: 13", 2.4GHz, 4GB, 750GB, Snow Leopard
2011 iMac: 27", 2.7Ghz QC, 4GB, 1TB, Mtn Lion
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