Still at the research stage of a new build here, but I would like to know of any pros and cons of the above OS's in relation to home cinema use. My experience tells me that my desktop running fully updated 98SE 'runs'...end of story. On the other hand, my fully Windows updated XP laptop still suffers the odd glitch... just when you dont want it to All I need to know is will I be compromising any performance using 98SE as it appears most software/ hardware still supports this OS. Thanks, Chipster. PS: Any recommendations on soundcards with coax out?