Dear all, It's been a long time since I posted but I have been an attentive reader of these forums, even if mostly in other sections. I have read as much as possible of what's been said here too, recently, and there is so much good info that my head is spinning and I can't really decide what I need. So if you can spare a minute I would greatly appreciate some hints. The hardware I have: CPU - Athlon 64 3200+ (Skt 939) GPU - Asus NVidia Geforce 6600GT (128Mb, 520Mhz) 512Mb RAM (PC3200) Hardrive Onboard 7.1 surround sound (via electrical coaxial I/O) Panasonic PT-AE700 (has HDMI input, as well as Component and VGA) I am running at the moment Windows XP. What I want to do with the HTPC: a) Be able to play DVDs upscaled to 720p and project them b) Watch Freeview channels upscaled to 720p via the projector c) Control the above by using a remote control. Now my questions are: 1) What is the software combination I need to perform a) and b) and c)? (I've read about MCE, Meedio, etc. they all seem to support remote controls but they have different prices and they seem to have restrictions on which dvdplayers can be used with them... and I am really confused by now) 2) Depending on the choice of software I will have different options for TV Freeview cards, right? Does Sweetspot work with Freeview or just analog TV? Can I use it on XP and if I decide to buy MCE all I need to do is use different drivers? Is this true as well for the Blackgold cards? My thinking so far is that I could get something like Showshifter or Meedio and use Theatertek with FFDShow but not sure if I can use a sweetspot card for freeview and how easy it is to use something like Dscaler on this setup. Another option I have been thinking about is using MCE2005 with the NVidia codec and the Windows Media Player. I understand that this way I won't be able to use FFDShow but if it does the upscaling it might be a good option. But could I use dscaler with MCE2005 for the freeview images? I know this is a lot to ask. You can see I am a bit puzzled here... Your help is really highly appreciated. Best regards, Jack.