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I believe it really depends on your components.
I don't own a D-ILA...heck I've never seen one except in use at a museuem exhibit.
What I do know:
The internal scalers generally stink. What I would guess you do is run all your analog through your AVR (audio video receiver) and the output into your HTPC. Try to use s-video all the way. Then HTPC -> D-ILA. Depending on if you have some other hi-def devices like an HDTV box, you might have to get tricky on the video inputs.
I personally route my audio seperately since it was getting tricky switching it through the computer (and unnecessary.) The audio on my Dreamcast, VCR and satellite box simply goes from the device, to my receiver to speakers. Video goes through the receiver with the monitor output connected to the svhs in on my tv card. From computer, video goes into my display. I also have the VGA box for my dreamcast which I use occasionally by swapping cords. I really shoud buy a switcher...
Mits 65903 (65" widescreen HDTV)+ RCA DTC-100
Gateway Destination 27" (Princeton Arcadia based)+HTPC (Pentium II 400, 256mb, 20gb+9gb HD, Radeon LE, cybertainment tv tuner, asus dvd-rom, hercules game theater xp, Kenwood VR409 DTS receiver)