I just asked this question over at AVS Forums, but I thought I'd bring it here too. Well, I'm seriously considering my next upgrade to include a push towards the HTPC side of things. My biggest concern is that the audio side will suffer, and maybe I'd be better off with sticking to the stand alone DVD player with the receiver doing the sound decoding. Is this a legitimate concern? Here is my current setup: Panasonic 47" Rear Projection(no DVI of course) Denon 1802 receiver Denon 1600 DVD-A player Denon 3 channel amp M&K 750 THX speaker package Xbox(gotta have it) Anyways, I've read reports saying how much better the receiver/processor handled the sound than a pc's sound card(recently the M-Audio 7.1 - I have a Creative Audigy EX). What do you guys think? I'm very interested in the custom resolutions for video, but don't want to sacrifice sound quality. Thanks!