The only use I can imagine for my computer and HDTV right now is to look up channel listings online and to swtich over to my monitor for viewing HDTV or my computer. I'm not a person to view both at once. I'll act dumb because I am with respect to HDTV. My degree in electronics from many years ago let me watch the history of most of the products we have available. But TV was never of interest to me. Now I m enjoying the high quality of the screen and interesting documentaries so that it's time to buy an OTA HD tuner. I'm in the States so does that make a difference to the advice you'd give to me versus someone in the UK? I see tuners for about $50 that seem reasonably complete and there's a man on ebay who put up photos he took of monitor screen and they're very nice , clear, and thus. I've read the primer's . I understand the basics. I can comprehend any technical chat but wonder if I should just spend my $50 and get a tuner to plug into my computer monitor. That is $50 limits me to about 10% of the available units on Ebay and I know that some of them are not to be purchased as they're sold my unscrupulous sellers who never check the workings. So I think there are about 20 units at any one time that I might buy on ebay for under $50. WHAT I WANT TO SEE: Truly if my monitor played the quality that I can see on some of the torrent downloads that are HDTV quality I would be very happy. And we have PBS stations here similar to BBS which have good HD programming. I do have a 5.1 optical input spdif receiver and speakers. I live alone at this time and don't entertain people with my TV. So can you give me pointers of where to go and what to buy? One of my main concerns is that I'll have to shell out more cash to get accessory cables and later find out that I needed to have my unit flashed or such gotcha's. If someone replied that I can get an excellant quality component for $50 or less with anything I bought I think I'd go away happy. : ) BTW I'm not interested at this time for a pci card HD tuner. I'll be buidling a VTR later for security purpose and will learn what I need at that time and whether I choose to include HD withi that unit or build a 2nd one.