I have finally talked the wife into the HD programming. The problem is, she wants a new media center to offset the "I get something so she gets something" bs . I aggreed and she picked out a cabinet from a magazine that was overpriced and mostly built from mdf. I am going to give her the design only making it myself out of oak. I have the general layout down but was wondering, does anyone have any ideas for add ons that may or may not be included in a media console? For instance, I am going to add a little room in the cabinet to allow for receptacles inside the cab. on each shelf and only plug in one cord in the outlet on the wall. I am going to make dedicated chases for all the cords to run through that will keep them completely hidden and hinging the entire top to make it easier to wire all the components. I can add a bunch of bells and whistles and still not come near the price that the box store wants and have something that will last for a whole lot longer.