here's the plan guys and gals...

im going to be buying a LCD HD tv one day. i have lots of dvd's, and id like to back them up to an external HD, which i have.

when using handbrake to compress the dvd's i see about 2gb is where im willing to stay as far as quality, using h.264.

will these h.264 files (not sure what else specs wise u need?) be compatible with apple tv?

im just really looking for a way to play my dvds on a tv one day, without having a hard copy, and without too much loss in quality..

thanks everyone