Magnetic, you are the man! I might not even order that part, as using the front port doesn't bother me (yet).
Just wanted to chime in and say your post, this thread, the others tips...just great stuff. I am super happy with my 42pz80u from best buy (canada). I got a few hundred off retail and it fit in the back seat of my sedan. had the issue of the blinking lights (I don't watch tv, except from the computer. screw watching tv ads, life is too short).
Have to say that the opening sequence to Sith in HD and also bladerunner in hd are so fantastic (cinema mode), that I don't care if something twice as good comes out for half the price by this time next year. I am hooked on this tech. I had a 42 LG LCD earlier this year that I returned cuz I needed the cash for something else, and I remember feeling like I was living in a grey dream, a foggy haze.
This panasonic plasma, while not as bright in the store as the other LCDs around it, just spoke to me (after months of perusing these threads and reading pros + cons). I make video games for a living and now thanks to this TV I'll be able and willing to bring them home and not sit in front of a computer for more hours of the day, and rather sit back from my couch and just enjoy the beauty of it. I was worried about glare but I painted the wall behind the couch a darker colour so I can watch Stargate Atlantis saturday mornings unmolested by too much stray light, but to be honest I spend most of the day time out. It was time to buy, and I'm super happy with this set. The colours are astounding! I mean, sure the reviews suggest some red push or whatever, but I actually think this screen is far more neutral than any other I have watched. I mean, put it this way I don't think slightly more accurate colours would be worth double the price or even a few hundred more. I'd rather spend it at the strip club or upgrading my video card to an x2 4870.
sorry for the long post, just realized this was perhaps the wrong thread for that, oh well. Anyway, the tip to use the front port was great, and that there's a hardware workaround to use the back port with my PC for 20 bucks I'm happy. Now back to more Blade Runner and AVP madness!