I already have a remote that's a rebranded MX-500
because that's what Sherwood packages with the P-965. I'll give it a second chance. What appeals to me about the Harmony is the ability to program one button to do multiple things, "task based" or whatever they call it. The charging cradle and computer interface is also nice. I need my wife to be able to do everything from watch a DVD to show a photo show off the network without me being here.
I went with a motorized screen partly because that's what my wife prefers and partly because I was able to get a deal on this particular one. There will be times when the room is used for parties and the system only playing music. We'll hang some artwork behind the screen and at least it will be protected then. If it was just me I might have gone with goo. At least the motorized screen provides a bit of ooh ahh factor for friends. And lets be honest, impressing others is maybe why we really do this :)