For anyone that was purchasing (or intended to purchase) an Airport Express to extend audio into multiple rooms, the new TV seems to be a better option if this was your only intended use of the device. At retail, they are the same price and from an audio distribution standpoint you're getting the same (relative) features. The upside to the TV is that you also get a video distribution point now too. If you were using the Airport to extend your wireless network, connect a USB printer, or travel for when you goto hotels that do not have wireless (stayed at 2 major chains this year that didn't) then it still has a purpose. But to buy 5 or 6 around you house, probably not so much anymore.