Let me start by saying that I am not a computer guy, so please by gentle. I recently hooked up my computer to my receiver through a optical digital cable and now I can use my computer for my music. I am loving it; I have about 300 cd's ripped onto the hard drive and I bought a iMON remote which I programmed all of the important functions (for me) into my receiver remote which means that I can control all of my components including the computer from one remote! It's awesome. I can simply hit play, pause, random, etc. from my receiver remote. Hell, I can even control the mouse. I bought a chaintek soundcard for 25 bucks and with a lot of reading forums and experimentation I was able to get it to play cd's in 44.1 instead of converting to 48k. I'm even listening to a dts 5.1 cd right now, so I no I'm getting the best possible signal. You would think that I would be satisfied, but I can never leave well enough alone. I have found that I like to watch visualizations (g-force, milk drop) while I listen to music on the couch. The thing is though, the picture on the tv is not that great. I have a 65 inch Mits. RPTV and I have it hooked up through s-video to the computer. I am also getting lines that consistently go down the screen which is annoying as well. Here's where I show my ignorance. I'm not even sure what video card I have. The only info I could find on my computer said "Radeon 7500" so I think that might be it. Would my picture be made better by using component cables? My video card doesn't have component out, but it has two other outs and I'm not sure what they are (DVI maybe?). My tv doesn't have DVI, it only has component so I hope that's not a problem. Anyway, can I hook it up with my current card? Maybe there is some kind of converter from whatever my outputs are on my card to component? Will it make the screen look way better all the time, or is it just for high def movies etc.? thanks for any help you guys can give me!