I wish a/v equipment was like most computer components, in that they are marketed with snap on faceplates that are black or tan. This silver 8300 doesnt fit on my a/v stand since all my other 8 components are black. (even if it comes in black, it is probably doubtful if brighthouse cable carries both colors........) guess I will just have to grin and bear it. It looks like most items are now starting to come in silver (but I honestly prefer the black). I wonder if sony started this trend with their tv's?