Just a personal statement.
I thought briefly about searching for a super low-cost web provider but:
1. The forum sponsors to a man/woman have all been active participants
on the forums helping people solve problems, offering recommendations,
etc. -- often when someone else got the sale.
2. We have a long-term connection with the forum sponsors when it comes
to knowing that they'll help you out with any problems -- including going
to bat with the manufacturer if necessary, dealing with problems out-of-
3. Their prices are very competitive. If they are a bit higher, it's worth it
for the peace of mind and paying them back for all of the time they
Thanks guys for all of your help and participation here! I really appreciate it. (And I fully intend to take advantage of your help as I try to figure out all the crazy modes and communication protocols in modern TVs! :-))