I've been toying with the idea of setting up a HTPC for some time, since I'd got the impression that our Sony 725 was holding back the performance of our Z2. So, there was only one thing for it - I lugged my regular workstation PC downstairs and pressed it into service as a test, to try and convince girlfriend that this is going to be a sensible use of our hard earned pennies. Fortunately, although Mr Heath Robinson would be proud of the cabling, said PC is no slouch... P4 3.0, 1Gb RAM Geforce 5900 connected via a 7m DVI Audigy2 ZS connected via digital coax WinDVD6 Platinum My girlfriend is a HUGE LOTR geek (We watched the cinema release trilogy back-to-back yesterday. We've seen each one about half a dozen times. After much tweaking, the HTPC/Z2 was ready, so it seemed logical to fire up something LOTRish, since we know it so well. We tried The Two Towers this evening, running at 1280x720 (1:1 pixel mapped I assume) and with this super new Trimension DNM enabled on WinDVD6 Generally speaking my girlfriend is not easily impressed by boys toys, and almost always unable to see or hear any difference whenever I upgrade or play with settings. This time though, she sat there with her jaw on the floor! The clarity is outstanding, and the frame rate increase from DNM is positively unnerving. I now virtually have a blank cheque to build a proper HTPC. I've got a couple of questions though... I noticed some shimmery blocky artifacts at times, usually on large patches of colour. I don't think this was introduced by the DNM, as it was there on windvd5. Is this "one of those things", or can anyone suggest any tweaks? Secondly, the top or bottom edge of the picture occasionally jumps in a rather distrating way. I think it might be related to the deinterlace mode, or the DNM, but I'm not sure yet. Any ideas?