Unfortunately the Studio Display doesn't have Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or any other form of network interface, so the Apple TV idea wouldn't really work. Of course a future version of the display could. I kinda think it should have come with a headphone jack, Gigabit Ethernet, and two USB Type-A ports built in. That would have made it a way better docking station for laptops.Wasteful? They likely want (or wanted) to add new features to the display as time goes on. What if they added AppleTV to the display? Or some type of low power app sharing type of deal.