I recently bought a PC with a TV Card. Great I thought. However, I soon found out that there was more to it than just having a TV Card! The card I have is an AverTV DVB-T (Freeview) which is not MCE 2005 compatible. I currently have ntl digital cable. My requirements are bascially to use it as a PVR aswell as playing home videos and mp3's. As I see it my options are: a) Keep the card and get an upgraded aerial and either Showshifter or MediaPortal Pros: Would allow me to watch one channel (ntl) whilst recording another (Freeview). Cons: Freeview has a lot less channels than my ntl cable subscription for recording b) Ditch my current card and purchase something like the WinTV-PVR-250 which will connect direct to my ntl box. Pros: Probably the cheaper option Better reviews from this card Cons: Would not be able to watch one channel whilst recording another. Is there a big difference in quality between the two options? When recording TV via the WinTV-PVR-250 card does it automatically change the channel on the ntl box or do you need to set the ntl to change channels aswell? I assume I cannot just plug the ntl box into the additional S-Video socket on the AverTV card? What is the difference between the PVR250 and the PVR250MCE version? What are peoples general feelings on which is the best way to go? Thanks.