Hi all, Finally got my hcpc hardware updated runs now beautiful smooth pans blacks to die for & the clarity (To me) is outstanding. Just to recap my old hcpc as follows: soyo 6ba+100 slot 1 mobo PIII-700 cpu slot 256mb cas2 crucial memory elsa gladiac mx 200 vid card latest detonator 3 drivers Hauppatage theater capture card M-audiophile 24/96 audio IBM 75 gxp 30gig hdd Win 98 se Windvd 2.8 Powerdvd 4 xp Dvd genie 4.05 Dscaler 3.1 Running @ 720p 71.928 ntsc 75hz for pal to a Barco Graphics 808s This system ran lovely but suffered from stutter on v slow pans (opening of star trek insurrection being one of the worst culprits) the picture was clear & free from any noticeable on screen noise all in all not a bad setup... but, i knew i could do better The new system still retains the core components & mainly the cards being updated, new system as follows: soyo 6ba+100 slot 1 mobo PIII-700 cpu slot 768mb cas2 crucial memory (why so much memory? don't ask) ATI Radeon 7200 64mb 9013 beta drivers KBK modified zoltrix capture card (more on this later) M-audiophile 24/96 audio IBM 75 gxp 30gig hdd Win 98 se Windvd 2.8 Powerdvd 4 xp Dvd genie 4.05 Dscaler 3.1 Running @ 720p 71.928 ntsc 75hz for pal to a Barco Graphics 808s Now this system really rocks i could not believe the improvement in picture quality it is truley gorgeous,if anyone has any doubts about using radeon cards.....do it now you will not regret it,yes the drivers are a pain & setting up a radeon is a tweakers delight but then again thats what it's all about....right Right getting onto the KBK modified card...now these are being sold from a man in Canada called Ken Hotte who is quite highly regarded on those boards, now i waited nearly 3 months for this card & it does give a beautiful picture but it does suffer from diagonal banding (sometimes mainly on strong blues????) which i suspect is mains interference i have tried to keep mains away from cables etc i've checked that the mobo is tight to the mobo tray etc etc i've gotten rid of some but not all interferance, it could be nature of this heavily modded card. Sometimes wished i'd gone for the Falcon. All in all not a bad setup (probably not a patch on Jeffs Kryton) but i am a happy bunny lotta picture for not a lotta money (comparatively speaking) Cheers chaps. Tim.