I know this is a broad generalization, but here's my experience: I've been hearing for years that HTPC is the way to go for a nearly HD-like experience. Recently, a friend bought a new Dell PC with CRT monitor. I was excited to see the PQ, since my PC doesn't have a DVD drive. I was expecting a razor sharp, colorful, VGA-like image. Wow, what a letdown. Despite being a CRT, the Dell monitor had virtually no black levels. Even after tweaking, the picture was solidly 'grey' at best. Color levels were OK, but they didn't 'pop' at all. Never found any way to adjust color levels, which seems problematic. The PC also seemed to emphasis MPEG compression problems. The DVD I tested was the new Ocean's 12 disc. Afterwards, I came back home to my interlaced WEGA and breathed a sigh of relief. Not so sure anymore if PCs are the holy grail of DVD PQ.