I don't know too much about computers. I have a dedicated home theatre (DVD player, amp, speakers and 34 inch 4:3 TV) I have a reasonable PC that needs to be used primarily as a PC with emphasis on internet and video editing. It will remain in another room. The PC is a P4, 1.6 GHz, 256 + 512 RAM, 2 X 40 Gig Seagate Barracuda HDD, 32 MB Nvidia, basic sound card. I am considering connecting a cable from my PC to my amp to play MP3 music and to play edited home videos. I do have the option to burn VCDs which I can play in my DVD player though. I have been told that home videos and DVDs can be converted to MPEG 4 and run on the PC or written on CDR (one movie can fit on one disc!). Video and sound out to the home theatre apparently giving better than VCD quality. Is this true? My PC would then need cards to output video. What is recommended? Sound could be taken from the sound card but would this then disable my PC active speakers or is there a simple solution to this? Is it recommended that the sound card is changed? I may in future consider getting a TV card so I can edit my analogue videos. If I do this, can I get a card with video out and therefore obviate the need to change my video card? Without having to spend a fortune would the end result in terms of picture and sound quality justify costs? I have read many previous posts but they are rather technical and the emphasis is on ultimate quality because a) their systems are dedicated hcpcs and b) many are using plasma screens or projectors. I know it's a long post and down to basics but you guys have helped me out a lot in the past and any input would be welcome.