I just got on ebay , one TV tuner that i was dream to get, lots years back. Its the Terratec Cinergy 600 TV & RDS Radio - Internal PCI Card . http://ftp.terratec.de/Receiver/Cinergy600TV/Images/Cinergy600TV_retail_box_l.jpg http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=220385103005 The point is that now i will be able to record video files , but about best practices to edit and compress , i have no idea . My hobby are photographer , and this has nothing to do with video . At the hardware level , the card is based on the Philips Proteus design which uses their SAA7134 chip and is capable of 720x576 with 25fps. And now the question , does it worth using the hardware of the ATI card for video conversions ? If yes ... the TV tuner card comes with free full version of WinDVR , is this software worth as tool ? All that i have in mind , are to convert avi files , to MPEG2 DVD format. Editing them , are in to play too . All suggestions are welcome. .