REMOTE - I'm sure harmony would work for all my tv's, but we like to keep the remote in the room where the tv is, just like a traditional remote. I hope an entry level mini tablet will do the trick. One for the den. One for the basement. I don't want to have my wife running room to room to use a shared remote.
SMART FUNCTIONS OF BLU RAY. It's a basic Panasonic BDT 210 but it came with streaming-media services, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Pandora, Skype, and CinemaNow. It may even have more now. And there is an iPad app for it. So it has potential. Yes two blu ray players, one in den, one in basement. $100 range.
1TB DRIVE. Yes mainly for speed but also its cost effective storage for source or backup use.
:9865HD;55"LCD;BR :4642HD; 102"; 720p Proj;BR :SA4250HD;39"LED :SA3200 :OTA