Re: HDTV build
I'd say i5 2400 if you're looking at Intel, theres no reason not to be sporting a quad-core.
Although if you want to keep price down, why not snag a Phenom II x4, the 955BE is ~$70 cheaper than the 2400.
I used to run my comp on my roomate's 51" DLP with an 8600GT through a DVI cable.
It wasn't beautiful, but it worked for movies.
I'd say start picking parts on a budget with cost in mind, then drop whatever the balance is into the best GPU you can get with what is left.
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i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X