I'm also an audio video phile......have been for 30 years now.
I still have my original Dual turntable and all my old record albums.
I'm a 60'*, 70'* and 80'* freak.
I have a 36" Wega XBR...it'* 4 years old now. A new 42" would be nice.
A Pioneer 110 x 5 surround THX Elite receiver with KEF 3way speakers front, KEP 101 rear and Definitive 2002 center with Definitve 18" 500 watt subwoofer. The Pioneer DVD player I have is an older one that I paid $1200 for.
I started a collection of DVD'* a few years ago but find it better now to simply rent them.
.....I just had to buy the Matrix trilogy though. :P
Have to say that I prefer tube TV'* over the larger screens. Better pic IMO.
Besides, I don't have a huge living room.