I have been doing a bit of research after being told that only IEEE-1394 would be able to pass digital video signals without degradation. I have identified the Samsung SIR-T165 as a set top box that has the IEEE-1394 output and a Panasonic DMR-E100HS or DMR-E60H as a PVR/DVD recorder that has an IEEE-1394 input (What happened with the DMR-E80H? It doesn't seem to have the firewire input.) Both have a DVI-D output that appears like it will work with the NEC 61MP1 that I plan for a display device (was going with a projector but I like the plasma's brightness, off angle viewing, and ambient light tolerance). I am not too clear on how to switch between two DVI-D sources at the TV. Anyway, I would like to hear from people that have these units. Any real pitfalls? shortcomings? I am on the right path? I looked into HTPCs, but frankly my wife and kids would freak at having a PC in the theater. I want to be able to record HDTV off the air or satellite and play it back in full HDTV resolution. Thanks for your comments.