This isn't my first choice for electronics, but Best Buy is definitely one of the better stores out there. It beats Circuit City, but is not quite as good as Fry's. The employees, you've got about a 50/50 shot at getting someone who's competant in what they are talking about. Just to be careful of your selections, do research before going into the store and making your purchase. In general though, the employees are very nice and will try to help you find the answers you need, even fi they do not know it themselves. The prices here are adequate, but are not always the lowest. Have fun shopping!