Dear All, Having listened to various generally positive comments on HTPC and played a few of the WM9 720p / 1080i clips, I've decided that I will build one and see how it compares to my Denon 2200. I'm looking to build a HTPC for feeding a PLV-Z2 via DVI and 3803 via digital coax. I've built my own general spec pc's in the past, just by getting the next to the top spec on all parts etc. I'm well aware of the general need for silence in the finished product (not a consideration I have had on past builds, ie current general spec pc having 4 fans sucking / blowing to keep it cool in its cupboard). Also Im currently running a Radeon (seems to be a popular HTPC choice) 9600 but just because thats what I bought, not because I appreciated any tech spec etc. I would very much appreciate comments / opinions on a pc spec (hardware / software) that would do justice when feeding my Z2 projector via DVI an image 1280x720 and a digital coax feed in dts/dd to my Denon 3803. I will also look very naive I think when I ask the question. Do you rip the DVD to the hard drive for playback or do you play the DVD direct from the DVD drive ? I guess its the hard drive play, but this leads to my next question. When you rip the DVD to the hard drive does it automatically take the dd/dts signal also ? If their is a web site on basic HTPC ie a-b step by step a link would be very much appreciated. Oh, if I have keystoning in effect (Z2 is ceiling mounted) will this significantly alter the quality of pic as the Z2 is obviously re-scaling the feed to suit the projection. Is it a case to get / see 1-1 pixel mapping the Z2 has to be projecting at right angles to the screen along the dead centre axis ? Thanks in advance. Regards. Chris L.