I use a HTPC with mediaportal as a media device.All that is very interesting but I have a question: WHY do you want to use a TV with MediaPortal??
A single LCD screen is not the solution? (because MP supports TV cards, TVserver also exists ...)
Maybe my question is stupid but I really would like to know why you want to spend a lot of momey buying a HD TV when you can achieve the same result with a LCD screen for computer. Is is a problem of size?
I watch, record TV, listen to music.
In my case I feel that the mediaportal does not support all my needs and WAF isn't too high.
Since it is a media device it fits perfectly in the place where all other media equipment is situated, around the TV.
The other factor is that i find TV:s better to show moving pictures (price, brightness and size for example).
A monitor and a TV are constructed with different requirements in mind.