Hey guys: I am in the process of putting together my first home theater system (a pretty modest one I'm afraid, but I only have a college student's budget to work with). I'm currently looking at the much-hyped Sanyo HT32744 (32" 4:3 HDTV) with an Onkyo S770 htib. I watch a lot of R1 anime releases, which are notoriously poorly encoded and poorly flagged (both compounded by the fact the vast majority of anime titles are video-sourced material). Because of this, I think (and this is just from a cursory understanding of the well-known article at hometheaterhifi.com/volume_7_4/dvd-benchmark-part-5-progressive-10-2000.html; if I'm wrong in my assumptions, please correct me before I confuse myself further!)I need dvd playback that has good cadence-detection and diagonal-smoothing. My question is: Can HTPC soltutions meet the same level of picture quality that a DVD player with a Faroudja chip can do via its DCDi? I have a pretty beefy PC (Athlon64 3200 and am soon to drop in a GeForce 6800) so I don't think available processing power is an issue. Can ffdshow + ZoomPlayer (or any combination of filters and players) match the pq I'd get from the cadedence-detection, 1080i upconversion, and diagonal-smoothing from a dvd player like the Zenith DVB-318 (as if I could find one for sale with compnent 1080i anymore )? Thanks in advance!