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Attention CW02 owners or other knowledgeable users, I'm about to "pull the trigger" on one.
Just curious, what would determine which colour you went with?
Problem for me is that I don't yet have any AV gear, and I don't intend to for quite some time.
So should I choose colour based on my plasma or other surrounding furniture/gear?

I'm not sure I buy the whole "it must match the colour of your AV gear" notion.
I think the only way to know which colour is best, is when everything is in place in the TV room.
And by then it's too late, you've already chosen right or wrong!

Perhaps the more pragmatic direction to take is...
To pick a colour that can most seamlessly transition to the opposite colour if needs be.
Which do you reckon would be easier to pull-off in a slick/pro way:
Changing a silver case to a black (anodized) one, or a black case to silver (aluminium) one?

Sign writers or panel beaters care to weigh in?!?
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Upon reviewing my blanket list again...
I think the Zalman HD160 Plus actually comes 2nd in satisfying all my criteria.
It falls short in ventilation compared the CW02 due to fan placement/size.
And appearance-wise I think it looks a bit imbalanced, hard to explain, just an aesthetic thing.

It has one thing the CW02 doesn't & that's the media/function buttons that surround the LCD.
I don't see how they're a big feature though...
I'll be controlling everything via my mimo touchscreen/handheld/dinovo edge/harmony one*
*Later I'll upgrade to a URC MX5000
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