Jeff Re your new Falcon frame grabber. From memory you said you got it from EMS but I can find no details of such a company in the UK. The nearest one is EMS Electronics in Ireland. I have tried searching but to no avail. Have you got a link or phone number please, so I can treat my self to one. ASUS Cdspeed. This sounds an interesting utility but I have been unable to download it, probably down to my computer difficulties, is there any other way of getting it other than ftp? Decided to treat myself to a 'kosher' software DVD player rather than OEM etc. WinDVD 3.0 DD/ DTS looks the hot favourite. Do you know if it can be bought in the UK on CD-ROM or are we talking an international purchase here? I am after the full product not the cut downs. I would rather buy in the UK. I have had a major catastrophe re HD recently which necessitated using my HCPC for other duties. It has raised several questions and has allowed a significant rebuild on my HTPC effort to enhance usability. What about network connections on HTPCs? What about Internet access / firewalls on HTPCs? What about anti virus on HTPCs? What about office / PK Zip / Adobe on HTPCs? What about RAID systems on HTPCs? Basically what is likely to interfere with DVD playback? What should I avoid? I heard Linns KIVOR yesterday. It sounded excellent. Better the Ikemi but not as good as a CD12. Serious player. What is the best way to rip CDs to a HD without compression? The HTPC will shortly have a RAID 30GB (security array) using 2 30Gb drives and at least 1 76Gb drive for CDs / PVR data storage. PS Does anyone know if Dscaler can support more than one Falcon card?