We're browsing Best Buy when we happen upon cushy couches and giant plasma screens playing Disney's Eight Below. The crystal-clear picture and high-quality sound (and, yes, the plush seat) make us drool. A store within a megastore, Magnolia began as a Seattle stationers and camera shop in 1954. As times changed, it morphed into an audio specialty business, gaining a reputation for top products at fair prices. Acquired by Best Buy in 2000, Magnolia is now the most award-winning electronic retailer in the industry, a high-end spot that carries top-name flat-panel TVs, home-theater furniture and projection systems, high-resolution audio, and the best in High Definition.