Well, I have been dabbling a little with HD movies on my computer and am not really impressed. I have been streaming them to my PS3 and have yet to find a program that will keep up with it. It's very jumpy and not fun to watch. I have decided to try building a HTPC since it will be wired up to everything. No more streaming it across the network. For my build I would probably build it very similar to what I currently have for my PC setup. AMD Phenom II 940 and most likely leave stock. I am currently overclocked at 3.2G and happy. 4GB Patriot Memory Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HD. I am a little hung up on vid card as I'm not farmiliar with HDCP. Maybe someone can elaborate on that. What my question is, what programing do I need to be able to take my BR disc's and store them on my HD then also be able to play them? Will I need any special software to be able to play them back? The only other thing I would be keeping on there is my entire collection of DVDs so I can get them put up and stored. My BR collection is growing slowly. Do I need any special Sound card or will the MOBO handle that? Will the HDMI from the Vid card transfer the sound over to my HK reciever? any help and thoughts on system setup would be greatly appreciated.