Excellent questions... a good quesion is a beautiful thing...
Do you have any idea what direction you'd like to go?
Gawd.. dead on the first question. I'm not sure what you mean by "direction".
Do you watch stuff on TV/Cable/Sat, rent stuff from a local shop, or would you buy movies?
Yes... TV/Cable (no sat currently planned), Rent = yes, and buy some movies = yes
Do you plan on going High-Def, or sticking with Standard-Def?
Hi-Def, I think, but I'm not sure that I know the implications of that decision, if any (other than buying high-def compatable equipment).
Would you be interested in DVD, TV/CATV/Sat, Laserdisc, VHS, D-VHS, HD Laserdisc?
Yes to DVD, TV/CATV, and VHS
What size of display would you care for (or have room for)?
I can fit an approx 30-32 inch display. No room for a rear-projection system.
What type of display might you care for?
I think I want 16:9 with a current budget of $1500. I know that if I spend more money the video could be extremely good, but I spend 90+% of my time listening to 2ch music; movies are secondary to me and don't justify spending a lot
What type of sound setup will you be using with it?
Right now I'm running DVD 5.1 outputs into 2 stereo amps + sub. VHS and TV/CATV goes to the front two channels + sub only (no DPL decoding at present). I need to get a reasonable solution to HT decoding, thus my question a few days ago regarding the Klipsch DD-5.1.
Thanks for your help,