I am setting up a home cinema with a Projector (Sanyo z3 or Panasonic AE700) and a sub/sat speaker set (KEF 2005.2 or similar). Until today I was thinking to use "standard" equipment like a Pioneer 575A DVD and Denon 1905 receiver. However I was also going to spent around 400 pounds for a PC to use mainly for games. The question is, what if I drop the DVD player and the receiver and I simply spent more money on the PC (say 900 instead of 400 pounds) and make it a relatively good HTPC. Would the image and sound quality be better. For example can the Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro (http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=204&product=4925) deliver better sound than a receiver like the Denon 1905 or 2105? And can a PC DVD player with the right software deliver better picture than the Pioneer 575A?