Hello all in AV land. I hope everyone is well. I have only joined this forum in the past few days, but have been into Home Cinema and PC's etc for a long time. I currently have a number questions and I hope that you can spare some time and share you knowledge with me. Firstly I will describe my current setup. Toshiba 36" widescreen TV (non prog scan ) Yamaha AV amplifier Philips DVDR1000 Mk1 Rotel stereo equipment Full Monitor audio surround sound with REL Quake sub. PC: P4 2.2Ghz, Geforce 4 4200, 512 MB DDR RAM, 40 gig HD, Built in sound and TDK Cyclone CD Wrtier. The PC is cased in a Shuttle XPC, the SS51g. I have recently purchased the Monitor Audio, Rotel and REL equipment, and am very happy with my Stereo and Cinema sound. I now feel that it is time to upgrade my picture to match. I have always wanted a projector but feel that it has recently become a viable option (ie price etc) and am looking at buying one. Firstly I need to sort out a good DVD source for this. I very much want PAL and NTSC Progressive Scan, as I believe this is a big step up from normal video reproduction????? To get this I will either buy a new DVD player such as the ARCAM dv88+ or upgrade my PC to a HTPC. This is where the confusion sets in. How good a picture can a HTPC produce??? Would I be expecting too much for it to compete with a £1000 DVD player?? Another thing is what sound hardware is required to extract the DD or DTS soundtrack from the DVD? My PC has optical digital outputs, will send the relevant signals to my AV amp?? From looking at my PC spec, what would need to be purchased to make it top quality HTPC apart from a DVD drive?? What DVD drives are recommended?? I think that is all the questions I currently have. All replies are very much appreciated. Cheers Rob BTW I only want the PC for DVD playback.