I have been reading up on this HTPC (HCPC) thing for the past two weeks and there are a few things i cannot seem to understand. The main one is how come the quailty of the output to the projector or plasma tv is so good, when the conncector is either Svideo or component? wouldnt an RGB output be better? What I am trying to do is justify why I would want to get a HTPC over a $1000 (Australian Dollars) DVD player with progressive scan? I fail to see how a Svideo connection from a Radeon AiW card can be better than say a RGB output from an expensive DVD player? The other thing is, wouldnt a modified Xbox with a larger hard drive and a lan connection be cheaper than a HTPC? I guess the software is not upgradeable (to play newer divx's) Thanks!