Hi all, I am entering into the plasma HD and surround sound world. I was going to wait and eventually install an HTPC after I was comfortable with the setup. Quick background: We are in the market for a 42" plasma and a stereo so we decided it makes the most sense to go with a surround sound setup that can also serve as our stereo for music-listening enjoyment. However, knowing there are several components I will be able to eliminate it may make more sense to just go for an HTPC right off the bat. Here's what I think I can use the HTPC for: DVD player/ripper PVR CD player Scaler (I have no idea what this is) Basic computer stuff I was reading an Internet article that also made a reference that you could eliminate the need for a receiver? Is this possible? Am I missing anything on my list? Thanks! Pete R.