MurrayM: Thanks for all the info guys!
Just looking around there seems to be many more plasma TV's than LCD's, and the plasma's seem to be cheaper when comparing size for size. Or am I imagining this?
richms: Costs 1/5th that or so off ebay or deal extreme for a wii cable. The problem is the lack of inputs on the slim TVs now when you do have many legacy analog sources. Its not something they tend to advertise, but even on the fat chunky sets, where there was normally 2 or 3 components, it is down to 1 now, same for AV's, the front/side inputs are gone etc.
If anyone knows how to convert HDMI surround sound to RCA I'd like to hear it :)It looks like there is such a converter but it costs alot of money. There are Toslink to stereo RCA converters but not all of them will source from the surround channels when downmixing to stereo.