Hi everyone, this is certainly a good forum. I'm new and is currently studying various aspect of building a HTPC. From what I gather, display quality wise. HTPC is very capable of matching with lots of $1000+ dvd player. Provided good software tuning. However, sound wise, I have to say that I see no one talking about a sound output that is comparable to a good system out there. Can anybody help? I'm looking to make this into a music juxebox system with CD on hardisk with on compression. I wish to have the sound output directly to amplifier and produce sond comparable to high-end brand (those above Panasonic and normal sony). Any suggestion would really help. Thanks.