I am looking at buying the new series as a digital download. I have several Apple devices I can use to play them on my tv, but I'm looking at storing them on an external hard drive and using a media player to play them. I dont want to keep them on my iPhone or iPad all the time, and I don't want to have to use iTunes if I dont want to. I have been looking at getting a Roku for some time; I like its potential for future use and functional expansion instead of the Apple TV. The newest Roku will let you plug in an external hard drive and play your own media. Has anyone tried Cathe downloads on this device?