im currently thinking of constructing a HTPC. i already have several years pc building under my belt. ive got an xcard and pioneer dvd-rom and would like to be able to make something even my wife can use, as shes trying to wear out my svhs deck at the mo recording reay steady cook every day. i also have a JVC 32D40 HDTV compatible crt teley with component in, which i use with the xcard for dvd playback. it has an integrated DTV tuner but im not sure if you can record from this when the tv is off. so in short i want a HTPC that can utililize my xcard and record TV aka sky+ style and be remote controlable preferably.