I am at early stages of setting up my new HTPC, looking to use ThearterTek or similar for playback, but wondering what the best format would be for playback etc. I have used DVD Decrypter to BACKUP my DVDs to HD, however the total file size is still 4-7GB, this is choosing main movie files only, not interested in menus or extras. My goal is to have the smallest file posssible (Divx, Xvid etc. not worried about type) WITHOUT any loss (noticeable) of quality in picture or sound. Is this at all possible using any of the latest codecs / compression? I am not to bothered if a film is still 2-3GB but 7GB is some size. How is it generally down out there, anyone have any recommendations or preferences? Many thanks Kentlad.