Not sure if this is more a hardware or software question, so I decided on this forum with a coin flip. My buddy in the dorms here watches cable tv on his Dell, and the program he does it in allows him to record mpegs. How do I do this on the computer I'm about to buy? Also is there a way to play my xbox on my computer monitor? I guess I'd need either the red/yellow/white inputs or whatever the hdtv thing is that xbox can put out. If I could do both these things, I could get rid of my tv, and unclutter my dorm room. If I played xbox on a 17" flat screen, it would look better than on my tv right? Thanks in advance.