Before I spend any money on this, anyone want to comment on this prospective set up, and how it might compare to a bespoke DVD recorder system like Panasonic DMR-E series. I currently have a Panasonic SC-HT520 Home Cinema System and I'm thinking of buying a Panasonic TH42PW7B for about £1400 quid with a Scart Board. I then need a DVD recorder to link to my Freeview box, but as one with a HDD is looking like being the best part of £350 I thought this set up might make more sense: Case Antec Aria Case - £65.22 is supposed to be quiet and looks okay - also small enough to fit in my cabinet and has front SD card reader and Firewire for my Camcorder. http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=61065 M/board + Processor + RAM Gigabyte GA-7VM400AMF with on board Firewire, with AMD Athlon XP 2800+, with 512MB PC3200 DDR RAM - £160 from www.dabs.co.uk Graphics Card Sapphire Radeon 9550 256MB DDR AGP8x - £52.99 is this any good? http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=62209 HDD Seagate Barracuda 160GB - £54.15 is supposed to be one of the quietest HDDs at this price and capacity. DVD Writer NEC 3520A - seems to be a good spec for £40 TV Card The DigiTV card from nebula has won a few awards, but what are the alternatives? How will the picture compare to a Freeview Digibox? http://www.nebula-electronics.com/ Plus a wireless Keyboard and Mouse/Trackball and obviously software. The total cost of the above would be £500 and would give me far more flexibility than just having a DVD Recorder. I'd appreciate any advice on the compnents I've selected and also general advice on software (like is XP mediacentre edition worth the xtra?) TIA, echo3.