Looking to source a Blu-ray player, simplify my basic set-up, and reduce connectivity to TV, I am exploring single box solutions sub £300 with 2 x HDMI inputs. I figured the latter would allow me to accomodate both Sky HD and Xbox 360 with ease. Obviously the inputs (above) and internal Blu-ray disc player will then feed to the screen (a Samsung LCD) via the HDMI output. I hope that the HD image will be handled and surround (5.1?) sound. The two all-in-one systems I have shortlisted are: Pioneer BCS212 and Sony BDVE280 My existing set-up is a five year old Sony DVD/VCR (crikey!) all-in-one with various scart, HDMI, opitical and RCA phone connections all over the place. I have to switch between four different imputs on the TV and fiddle around on the amp too. To be fair, picture quality is good (SKY and Xbox are connected direct), DVD is pretty poor (scart) and audio is, well, okay. Both the Pioneer and Sony will physically fit my space requirements and the speakers are compact, which is a benefit too. I am a little confused by some threads that talk about Sky having to be connected opitically, for 5.1 audio, when I had hoped the HDMI would deliver the goods. Any comments, help or experience with either the Pioneer or Sony is welcomed.