so if u just getting started into this what would be the best setup? apple tv ?
If you're on a budget, either the Raspberry Pi or GBox Midnight MX2..
If you're trying to get the best experience and still want something small, get an Intel Nuc; I have the Core i3 version but even the Celeron version will be a smooth experience. You'll need to put it together yourself though (ram, wifi card, msata ssd). You can choose to run an OS or just load up OpenELEC onto an flash drive and run off of that.