This home theater system from Samsung offers everything you could ask for in a reasonably priced package — 5.1 surround sound, a 5-disc changer, HDMI output, an 8-inch Subwoofer and overall stunning looks. But Samsung's HT-P50 ($450) offers one added feature that puts it at the top of our list — USB direct plug & play. Instead of burning a CD or DVD of your downloaded music, movies and photos, all you have to do is plug in a portable USB device (such as an MP3 player, digital camera or flash drive) and start enjoying your media with real sound through the HT-P50. The system offers 1000 watts of power and supports a wide range of playback options — DivX, DVD-Audio/Video, MP3, WMA, JPEG, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW.
Don't let the playful color fool you. The Pro-Ject Debut III Turntable offers great features while looking like a work of art at the same time. It's built with an Ortofon OM-5E moving magnet phono cartridge for excellent sound, a chrome-plated stainless steel axle in a brass bearing housing, aluminum tone arm, and a silicone-damped arm lift. The Debut III is also available in black, silver and white for a less flashy look.