this is low tech compared to everything i've seen while scanning this thread.. i have to admit i have a old cheapy surround sound that i purchased from walmart about 8 years ago or so. it's got everything in the sub aside to the speakers. it as not only served me well but for what it cost me i can't believe it. i used it to this day and it's working great. i know there are 100x better setups out there for this but it does "good enough" for my taste. then with that toshiba 50" rear projection and netflix on the wii. it's hard to beat if you don't mind a lower resolution. the most impressed i have been however is with the "htpc" i recently upgraded my tower from scratch and retired my older tower to use as a "htpc" via s-video, rca-3.5mm cable and a wireless mouse. granted it's yesterday's hardware but it plays flash great. i don't even have cable or dish because of it. i just hit up the free sites like hulu, xfinity, crackle and the stations that do offer shows on the web. you'd be surprised at what you can find if you look. i know i was. anyway it's a "mutt" with a pentium d 945 (dual core 3.4ghz 800mhz bus) 2gb of ddr400, and an ati 2600pro hd (256mb 8xagp). it's no powerhouse but it does great for the intended purpose. it even plays games! i was surprised to see it but skyrim ran on it with settings but it was actually smooth enough to play. anyway that peice of hardware i am thoroughly impressed with considering the hardware it's packing..