I had been seriously searching for a DVD player to get, and was waffling somewhat as to whether to get a 910, 1600, 963, etc. However, as my wife's PC needs a serious overhaul, I'd started to wonder if my proposed PVR box could standin for a standalone DVD player. I read some Secrets review of software DVD players, and Secrets' HTPC building guide from '02, and it seems the conclusion I was being led to was that as long as the DVD was encoded right, the PQ from an HTPC with the right software was equivalent to the PQ of a top rated standalone dvd player. Does anyone here have any personal experiences? Can an HTPC really keep up with a Denon 1600? How prevalent are flag and other problems on DVDs? I generally have fairly recent film based DVDs (Lord of the Rings, Matrix, Fifth Element, some Disney ones from the wife, some Pixar, Shrek) with the exception of Alias and Stargate SG-1 seasons on DVD. Are any of these type known to have a lot of problems? Thank you for you help. Also, I really wanted to hear the opinions of those with a lot of experience with mid-high end standalone players, which is why I posted here, vice the HTPC forum.