Yep once a budding Hi FI freak with all the gizzmo's etc, but then marrige happened and then kids and I find myself "dumbing" down on the Hi Fi / Visual front. Not knowing anything about DVD's couple of questions. 1) Can they playback normal CD's and what is the quality 2) In ordert to reduce the number of "boxes" can DVD be connected to a set of HI FI speakers (Celestions in my case) with a seperate amp and still deliver a decent sound/volume. 3) Can you advise any good units. Your valued advice much appreciated.