reven: you could probably buy a graphics card for $30 off trademe with hdmi output. I have like 3 laying around the house with hdmi output.
I can't recall seeing VGA input on a tv for about 10 years 8 years now. Plenty of HDMI, usually a couple of USB and an optical in/out.
If you got a truly smart tv, you would probably stop using your HTPC for most things too :D Plex + Netflix == HTPC is barely used. NextPVR runs on LG and samsung tv's as well, so thats a PVR. With freeview plus coming soonish a PVR mightnt be needed all that much (not that they are needed now anyway...)
+1 , samsung + plex = pure magic