Scratch another thing from the list - er, that I havent written yet... Done Vista Rating: 4.7 [Processor: 5.3, RAM: 5.5, Graphics: 4.8, Gaming Graphics: 4.7, Primary Hard Drive: 5.9] Not to shabby at all, most surprising for me is the RAM I think, seeing as how its early DDR2 RAM, and 4 x 512Mb 533, rather than 2 x 1Gb of something faster. Drive noise: Firmware update 1.02 on the LG has reduced the noise alot - it was only HD titles, and not Blu-Ray, well not the single Blu that I own (Casino Royale). Batman Returns, Unforgiven, all showed excessive drive noise. Now, the noise is more inline with how I imagined it. Phew! To Do 5.1 Sound - I am using optical out from my mobo to my HTK. tried all the different modes (ProLogic, Matrix, Cinema..) all only output to 2.1 Complete Intergration within Media Portal: I am nearly there, and my remote works a treat, and getting fewer lockups. I just need to remember to kill apps with the App Exit button which drops me back to MP once more.