Here's a question for the "techy" folks. How many of you have utilized alternate methods for your digital audio library? I have been looking at investing in an Escient Fireball E2-x00. My wife is impressed with the easy access to our music library that it would provide with TIVO like searchability. I admit I like it too. Still, one concern that I had is the quality of the music even recorded on FLAC (lossless) format, as supplied by the DAC of the Escient units. If any of you currently uses the Fireball products, do you find that you are equally pleased with your library as served up by the HDD versus playing the actual CD in a decent single disk CD Player? One of my friends believes I should just build a Computer with a decent (audigy?) sound card and a video card that displays on the TV and use it as a music server, because it would be more cost effective. That does leave me wondering if there is a good software program that would work in a similar manner as the Escient though. Has anyone used this approach with satisfactory results?