Re: suggested plugins. Given that Dashboard is primarily based on WebKit, wouldn't it be possible to copy Dashboard/associated frameworks from an Intel mac on to the ATV?
i was thinking about adding a bittorrent plugin to the apple tv. since azureus, one of the most full-featured and customizable BT clients out there, is open source and written in java, it probably would not be difficult to install a java runtime on the apple tv, then make a customized, slimmed-down version of azureus. i have a basic understanding of java, and i could try to help out as much as i can with this. we should definitely try this.