Not much mention about Netcommand here, but it was one of the early reasons I was interested in Mits in the first place. My wife is remote-a-phobic.
I got my 65831 and it is beautiful. I spent 2 full days playing with all types of wiring and programming but it was worth it.
Cablebox SA8300HD - does need to be set up with component video cables to get best picture - blows me away as to why but I tried both ways. Also part of the problem is that if you hook up an AVR like my Denon 5800 you won't be able to get digital surround sound if the TV is hooked up with the HDMI cable. Ymust enable HDMI audio which defeated the Dolby DIgital audio output. The "bonus" is that component video looks better anyway.
Switching inputs on tv switches AVR perfectly - so far.
Intuitive on-tv menu is easy to grasp for my wife. Its the first time in I don't know how long that I can have one relatively simple remote on the table PLUS have all my equipment completely hidden AND MY WIFE can work the cable, dvd and vcr AND surround sound IF SHE WANTS to.
NETCOMMAND is a GREAT feature! Spend the time to set it up all of the way... Its worth it.
My only problem is that the LIST button on the remote is supposed to be programmable through NETCOMMAND as seen on page 42 of the manual, however, LIST does not exist on the TV menu. It just happens that its necessary if you have the 8300HD because it can then list the recorded program list. That leaves F1 for use as another ENTER key and F2 for A F3 for B and F4 for C buttons. The extra ENTER button is necessary because with my Adelphia Cable menu I must press Guide then Enter to get into the channel list. Once you hit Enter using the Enter button Page Up and Page Down is no longer available and there are too many channels not to be able to page up/down. I do have a call into tech support for it but I'm not hopeful. They told me there are no software updates for these models as of yet.
For the Remote-a-Phobics out there - Have someone help you set up the Netcommand. This remote is actually excellent - It really has the least amount of buttons to cover the most used functions of all of my equipment. Yeah, you will still want occasionally to access extra features of some components but 97.5% of the time I EVEN LOVE IT - and I usually have the original remote for each piece of equipment on the table - NO MORE - and SHE LOVES ME again!