I usually try to make sure the components look similar. I actually swapped my Sony Ruby for an Epson 6010 without discussion. Over time we have had many discussions, all after the fact. Was told to wait on 6 leather theater chairs, had em 4 weeks before she stuck her head in the room. She still mentions that one. Had a plasma mounted 8 years ago when we moved into a new house, kept thinking she would give in, literally told the guys you have to be gone by 4:30 because I'm not going to be here when she comes home. I have found its easier to ask forgiveness than permission. I am amazed at the current cost of things. I remember in 1997 going to the FED-X office to pickup one of the first DVD players, $1,000 for 480I... Had a Dwin HD700 ,$16,000 for 720P. My daughter will soon be college age and I still remember watching the first Harry Potter with her. From VHS, Super VHS, Laserdisc,DVD,HDDVD, HD and blueray and streaming I enjoyed it and continue to do so.