Ok, just when I think I might be getting the hang of this... Here's my concern. I plan to go to a HT setup using an NEC 110LC pj. I have read that I will need to use a scaler or HTPC of some sort to optimize the output of this projector. Fine. However, I already have an HT setup using a 31" panasonic TV for video. I intend to use the pj setup much the same way as I use my setup now. 40-50% music, and the other 50-60% is Cable TV, VCR, DVD. Now here's the rub... I don't currently have a computer interfaced with the setup I have, but I am good with computers, and can build/fix/tinker with the best of them. What I don't know how to do is to run the sources I mentioned (TV, VCR, DVD) through an "HTPC", letting it handle scaling issues, etc., and from there to the pj. I kinda get the feeling from reading lots of posts that people generally use DVD drives in the HTPC for DVD playback, and video cards with tv tuners for Cable, but I don't want to do that... A) I already have a nice (not great, but nice) DVD player, that I am pleased with. B) Still want to have Cable TV capability. C) Still want to have capability for VCR movies. D) Don't want to spend $$$ on an expensive scaler, when I have spare computer equip. that I had hoped would do the job with only minor (< $300) worth of upgrading. I know that HTPC has to be the more versitile option, but how can I accomplish what I want to do? suggestions are welcome, but keep in mind that I am relatively new to this genre (I've used a TV so I haven't really had to deal with HTPC applications or scalers, etc. - I just plugged cables into the back of the TV and BAM! moving pictures.) Is there a converter box (or router box, switch box, whatever you want to call it) out there that I can plug all these sources into, and run that into an input of a video card, and have it come out of the HTPC scaled properly to take full advantage of my pj? I know that this can probably be done with some type of apparatus, but I'm really not interested in solutions that add up to 1000's of dollars...Hate to sound like a tightwad:b, but trying to stay within a limited budget and still get good performance.