Maybe I'm getting old, but I just don't get the whole hype of TV's with built in Internet capabilities or even separate set-top boxes with limited Internet access. There are many set-top boxes currently available on the market, including Apple TV, Tivo, Vudu, etc.). What I don't like is that they are proprietary and you can only access and buy shows from limited vendors. None allow you to fully access the Internet like a regular computer, where you can play Flash, Java, etc. For example, Apple TV charges you for shows that you can get for free. You can watch South Park, John Stewart, shows on CBS, FOX, etc. all for free! With a full computer, you can also get lots more, such as Pandora radio, Slacker, etc. Movies can be watches through Amazon, Netflix, and other sites. Why limit yourself with set-top boxes? And worse, why have something built into your TV that will most likely become obsolete with better software/hardware within a year or less? Isn't a TV supposed to last you 5-10 years? Ok, I understand that many folks just don't want to deal with hooking up a computer to a TV. It's a pain to use a keyboard to navigate and good mice that work from a distance aren't that convenient. Also, reading an article or navigating a browser from 10-20 feet away is difficult on most 50" TV's that support 1080p (1920x1080) resolution. And on the Internet, not everything is nicely organized as a set-top box. But even with those limitations, I still much prefer a dedicated home theater PC. Microsoft did a fine job with it's media center although it can be much improved. The worst part of it is the organization of programs on the web. I really believe this is one territory that is new and Microsoft can redeem itself by vastly improving Media Center and taking a lead in this new arena. Are you listening Microsoft? You have feel behind in innovation from riding your Windows cash cow. Can we say Zune? How about coming up with a mobile phone operating system way too late in the game? The new arena is integration of TV and Internet. And I believe if Microsoft can wake up and really start working on it's Media Center, it can redeem itself as a technology leader. With a revamped Media Center, they can take market share as the only device that gives you the experience of set-top box convenience with full computer functionality and true full Internet browsing experience in one laptop box. One that you can take with you on the road! This is my dream, but I honestly don't think Steve Balmer is up to it. I think Google will be doomed if they keep the functionalities of Google TV reserved for set-top boxes or directly built in the TV hardware. To be fully versatile and make a big hit, I think you also need to be able to work it off a computer as well. Currently, I have a dedicated home theater PC and love it. I don't plan on giving it up anytime soon for any set-top box. And if I plan on buying a new big screen TV, I would stay away from anything that has Internet built into it.