I finally put a small widescreen in my computer room. It's really there for console games, but since it's colocated with the PC I thought I'd start playing around in preparation for my next real HT upgrade. Since I've ignored the HDTV topic completely I have two rookie questions: - What format do most people use to store their DVDs on the PC? I'm assuming the big plus of the HTPC is having all your movies at the ready. I use DVDshrink to get movies to my PSP; but that leaves the DVD in a pretty raw form, so I was hoping for a complete packaged solution. I'm thinking it would be neat to have a list that I can just select from and hit play. So I guess part-b of this question is, is there a good organizer for PC movies? - My TV is at the opposite corner of the room as the PC. How far can I run a standard 12 pin PC monitor connection? (I want to keep this simple for now and just use the available connector on my monitor.) Okay, three questions: does anyone know of a good how-to on this topic?