Thanks guys, that's pretty much what I figured but I wanted to be sure.
I finally had my tv installed last night. I must say, absolutely beautiful tv and great picture.
I have contacted Direct tv and they will install my hr34 (I'm ordering one from VE) and install two dual tuner dvr's for $190 with whole house install included. They offered to credit my account $43 a month for 6 months to help offset my purchase of the hr34. Sounds like a reasonable deal to me.
I do have another question for y'all though. I has been using a $100 set of wireless headphones for late night tv viewing that we're plugged into the variable audio out on my old tv. The new tv, Panasonic 50GT30 only has a digital audio out. My old headphones aren't working with my new tv. Is there an easy way to make them work? If not then what type or specific model should I be looking for. I would like to keep the price around $100 or less if I need a new set.
So, what do y'all think?
You can get a small converter that takes digital audio out from the TV and converts it to analog out for your headphones. You didn't say if your tv has optical or coaxial digital out...that would determine, of course, which style adapter you buy. Monoprice.com has them for about $30.00 as I recall. Monoprice is a great place to order cables from, as well, so if you anticipate needing hdmi cables, buy them at the same time...they are under 5 bucks and work very well.