Just out of interest how many people here use their PC for recording Digital Terrestial TV? I am thinking of going down this route: 1) Recording losslessly onto the HDD 2) Extract with PVA Strumento ( http://www.offeryn.de/dv.htm#pvas ) 3) Conduct frame accruate editting with MPEG2VCR 4) Authoring in TMPG Enc Author. However I have a few questions and would appreciate any help on the subject: Does anyone else here do similar to the above suggestion? If so do you find their are any technical problems with doing this? What HDDs do you use, i.e. disk size, type (SATA, SCSI), make? Do you use a dedicated HDD for TV time-shifting? Do you find such a system reasonably reliable? Can you multi-task on the PC whilst recording? What digital TV cards are the best for what I want to do (I am only interested in recording DVB - not bringing external analogue sources into the PC)? Do they all allow you to recording the DVB bitstream as broadcast? Do all cards/software packages allow you to record the broadcast DVB signal to the HDD? How do you rate PVA Strumento - does it 're-encode' or simply convert the DVB signal? Appreciate that is alot of questions but I would welcome any feedback positive or negative. Thanks.