After some good success with a compaq laptop I have switched my main PC to the Aconda. In fact I'm writing this while sitting on the couch in front of the TV. The picture quality while playing DVDs is superb and easily beats my RGB conneted Sony 725D. The only remaining problems are the noise of the PC and sound. I can get a digital out module for my Live card, but I wonder if I should upgrade to a better card. Fortunately I promised to give my PC to my children, so I can build a new PC designed from scratch for home cinema. If anyone has any ideas about the best DVD players, sound cards etc please let me know. Good stuff this isn't it, just finished a game of Quake 3 , WOW!.