My wife cares more about looks than sound. She commented last night on how her sister's family HT "matches and looks all neat, all same color". It is just a $400 Sony HTIB, and additional CD changer and VCR with TV. All Sony. Ours is totally different for each. JVC WS TV, JVC HIFI VCR, HK AVR630, NADT533 single DVD player, Klipsch Speakers and a Denon CD changer. Just ranting. I will have her read this thread tonight or tomorrow.