Hi, Not sure of this is the right forum but trying to plan a good home cinema / audio system linked to a PC but am unfamiliar with most of the techy stuff. Am starting with a blank canvas, more or or less: Current Hardware: Toshiba 32WL48 32 LCD TV (this has HDMI input but can't find RGB-HDMI adapter). Effectively, this LCD acts as my external laptop monitor as well as normal TV stuff. Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop, connected to LCD TV via 5 m RGB cable. Sky Plus (Pace 20 gig), connected to RGB Scart on TV. What I want: Minimise amount of conventional hardware as this seems to get outdated within months. Instead, get PC or PC add-ons to do most of the work, but not sure if this approach will work in the real world. Sylish, classy compact surround speakers for listening to DVDs and music CDs, but room is only about 3 x 3 m so don't need huge system I hope, although I don't want a weedy system with no bass etc. as like to listen to music loud. Speakers have to be small! Currently favour Elac Cinema 1 ESP II but not sure if they will have enough clout / bass even for a small room. URL: http://www.elac.com/en/index.html Good DVD player with component out. Thinking of Toshiba SD-340E as it is same make as TV, good reviews, plus only £90. URL: http://www.home-entertainment.toshi...ucts.nsf/pages/dvd-homecinemadvd?opendocument Creative Audigy NX Eternal USB Sound Card. Connect this to laptop and speaker cables to Elac Cinema 1. URL: http://uk.europe.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=204&product=9103&nav=0 According to my calcs, the DVD player, Creative NX sound card and Elac Cinema 1 will come to less than £400. Will spend more if I need to but seems a bit over the top for such a small room. Figured this is a reasonable price to pay considering price of all-in-ones (had a look at Aego P5 Mk 2 but seems too pricey for what you get). Questions is: will all this work?! For instance: Will still I need an surround amplifier or processor as not sure how to connect the DVD player to Creative Audigy NX if it's already connected to the laptop. Does the Elac need an external amp - can't figure it out from their website. Any other ghastly flaws in what I'm trying to achieve? Any help much appreciated!