I told my mrs that this would be good for the kids for xmas. little did i know that the whole family including nanna at 80odd years old would be bowling and getting 3stars on dance central ! then last night a friend popped round with his lot to see it working as ironically, play.com didn't send him his kinect so he didn't have it on xmas day and is still waiting. Anyway, that's for him to sort out. As they arrived i heard his mrs say there was no way she was playing any bloomin games. After a bite to eat and a couple of drinks, kinect was fired up and stayed on for over 3 hours ! She now wants the new slim and kinect in their front room so they can all play, this was a total about turn. I just feel for the lad if his new toy ends up being a little less accessible ! Still, his bedroom's very small his dad said, and the tv downstairs is much bigger. Go on, stop looking, click buy and knock yourself out !
Another note. try and get the sensor above the tv, your space requirement goes down massively. i went from 2 and half feet off floor and needing 12 feet, to 5 and a half feet off floor and needing no more than 8.