Just want to comment a little about what I intend to use the N35 for. I haven't bought one yet, but I will be getting it soon for my new house.
At the moment, in my current place, I have a 42" plasma for TV and DVD's, with 2 DVD players connected via a Marantz surround receiver. The Marantz also decodes one of my players, but the other player (a 5-disk Panasonic multiplayer) also does 24/96 and plays DVD-Audio, so it's connected via unbalanced analog (RCA).
The speakers are Yamaha powered monitors, which can be tailored for home use via lots of rear knobs, so highs, mids and lows (with a very critical one that allows for low-pass to minimize room bloat). They sound VERY accurate, and I love them. I might get another pair (smaller ones) for the study.
I am also thinking of the Slim Devices Transporter or Squeezebox but those cost quite a bit more, and the emphasis is on audio, not video.
Read more of my impressions of the Yamaha here: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-3BkuF...10&mx=13&lmt=5