After struggling with trying to build an HCPC around a pc that i use everyday for almost everything i came to the conclusion that it was impossible to make it stable enough to do it all. So after seeing KRYTON i decided it had to be a stand alone unit. Here is the spec PC CHIPS 810 Motherboard onboard sound and video (this doesnt matter if youre using a seperate hardware card) SIGMA XCARD(mpeg4 divx, dolby digital) TOSHIBA DVD ROM AMD DURON 1GHZ 20Gb seagate barracuda 256 PC 133 SDRAM 400 WATT POWER SUPPLY GLOBALWIN COOLER (24db only) The SIGMA XCARD is connected to tv by s-video and connected to SONY940 DOLBY DIGITAL/DTS via Digital spdif. This setup plays anything (full screen) brilliantly, it has full remote control and sits nicely in my AV Rack. Thanks to Jeff for giving me the inspiration.