[Basics] So, I went ahead and decided to get me an el-cheapo 1080P tele for the living room, just for the heck of it. There are a few new standards coming out that I am willing to save some bucks for and I figured I might as well get a tele going. Purchased model# TX-42F430S. First off, about the TV. The TV is actually pretty good, no ghosting that I can see and it runs everything well enough. Stock speakers are decent, stock remote is very basic. LOTS of connections, which is why I grabbed this sucker. 4 HMDI ports and plenty of other stuff. My next step is to acquire a good Harmony remote, although I am leaning towards grabbing the Xbox version and using the PS3 adapter thingy to ensure I have a single remote for everything [The Plan - so far completed] The idea was to have my main system (my home computer) be the media server. I have a G-wireless network and I was going to use my Xbox as my primary media/gaming device. All respect to the PS3 but Sony doesn't come close to Microsoft when it comes to the capabilities of the product in a network. Vista Media Center is one of the nicest features of the new Microsoft Operating system and setting up the device as a Media Center Extender was simple and easy. I am currently watching Super Troopers as I write this My PS3 was also connected to the network wirelessly so I can work on my Folding @ Home project and submit WU's. Movies are a joy but I am a little disappointed that the PS3's proprietary Bluetooth crap affects its compatability with standard remotes. Oh well, I'll keep working in something that will reduce my total number of remotes to 1. [The Plan - remaining to be done] I need to get my speakers setup for proper and meaningful lows and highs. The stock speakers are weak. I also need to work on the remote angle and I need to get a floating shelf with the charging stations for my Xbox and PS3. There are also some quirks with the Xbox connecting and serving movies and music. If I change movies in mid-play, it will render a network error when I start another movie. It's annoying but just one of those things. I think as the software and technology mature further, this will be rendered moot. These things do NOT have an effect over a wired network. Will update as things continue building up.