I hope this is the right forum for this question. I am building a new house and I have designed it with a closet that will be used as a "command center" for my home theater. At first I started looking at all the components I'll need to buy: DVD/CD player, Receiver, TV, speakers... Now I'm wondering if all I need is a computer. If I rip all my CDs to MP3 on this computer, there's the music. This closet is where the network panel and network switch will be so there's the internet radio. With a DVD drive, there's your video. I could still hook up a VCR if ever desired I guess. But going with the idea of having surround sound, is the computer idea even possible? I'm guessing that I'd still need a receiver to power the speakers and that the computer would be plugged into the receiver as an AUX input. But could I get something that would allow me to use the TV as the computer monitor? Is this even possible? Any drawbacks to doing this?