I thought the forum might like the wisdom of some research I've done regards the cost of modern AV products. In 1982 I bought a portable version of the Betamax tape video system at a cost of £750. I just used a web based inflation calculator to see how much in today's terms that would compare to! At todays rates that would now cost you £2000! Something to think about when your complaining as you hand over £425 for a PS3!