Hi chaps, Just a note to say i have my hcpc up & running. All i can say i was well worth the hassle to get this baby up & running the pictures & sound are absolutely stunning. The spec is as follows: Intel p3 700 cpu Soyo mobo 256mb cas2 crucial pc133 memory IBM 30gig UDMA 100 HDD Hitatchi 7500 dvd reflashed firmware for multi region playback Audiophile 24/96 soundcard Elsa erazor geforce2 mx video card Suntek Viper desktop case. Airkey infrared k/board IRman infrared controller (for later use when i get a pronto/marantz zapper) Ok i grant you it looks like a pc,i may spray it with plastikote later. I,m running windvd 2.6 (better picture than power dvd 3) Had some minor stutter problems but now sorted with windvd 2.6 & direct x 8a don't know what it done but the slow panning is nigh on perfect. Thanks to all who helped me esp' to craig crane,Jeff,Alan Roser etc etc for their invaluable input. Still tweaking but to anyone who is wondering is it worth it i'd say to them go for it it's the mutz nutz Cheers Tim P.S I need a name for it....iwas thinking of calling it KRETIN waddaya think Jeff Hmmmmmmm.