Thanks for your thoughts. I wonder how many others feel this way. For all intensive purposes, I can see where you are coming from. If you can already do what you want and everything else (too many things to list) with your PPC, why would you go spend the $500 for something that is a basically a PPC with a huge hard drive.
The $99 PVP makes me wonder a bit though with its proprietary codec. Why do you suppose they are coming out with a new Codec - do you suppose they intend to protect copyrighted material?