HDTV people are so sensitive. The 40K has a faceplate that is funky clear flimsy plastic that looks like one of my daughter's Sanrio boxes. Not pleasing the 30K was quite handsome and was much the match of many pieces of equipment that reside on my large racks. The Leeza is very industrial looking a flat metal black panel with holes. Both look better while on, but neither an esthetic triumph. You got a problem with that MP? Hey to each their own.
Dave I call the 169 Dinosaur the modded DTC100. Now if you can't agree that that badboy is hella old for a piece of consumer electronic equipment then you can go live in a museum with that first generation STB. Hey functionally, I've got no argument, but I got rid of mine long ago. Talk about slow operation. I've had 4 different HDTV recievers since. None of them really performed PQ wise any better though. But you have to admit in CE years, that thing is a grandpa. I still wish I had it so I could send it up there to get the upgrade, because 169 charges such an exorbitant price for so little change. I believe they are just lucky that no one else has put market pressure on them. Hey I give them props it is a unique product, and thusly why I'm still looking for a cheap retread.
Now sit back relax and watch the pretty pictures,