I know that HTPCs give a lot of bang for the buck in DVD quality but I was wondering how computers (not necessarily a HTPC) are on CD sources when connected to a receiver via a digital cable? I wasn't sure if I should post here or the HTPC section but this question doesn't really involve all the complications of a HTPC so I decided to go here. If my PC will make a good audio source I can save the trouble of buying a crappy CD/DVD player "to get by" until I get the money for a dedicated units. Also, can the digital outputs on most sound cards pass a bit stream or do you need something special for that? I wont be getting my goods till probably March otherwise I would just experiment.