I bought my new tv this year and to do this i went to different showrooms, i was accompanied by a good friend "Sankar" along. I appreciate Sankar as he is good in making decesions and gives a good analysis. One thing that striked me, was we see many tv and lcd and finally the one which came home was a 29" inch tv with a nice controls on the tv.
We almost rejected all the TV designs in which we had the dvd player port dispalyed in front, as it will look ugly when we have inserted the dvd cords in it. The idea is of hiding the illustrave controls behind. This concept i can recall is well used by successful companies like NOKIA in making cell phones. The key pad are hidden behind a slide or a flip in the mobile phones.