Okay, I'm in the states, and have dish satelite as my provider. My fiance and I spend most of our time in the office, but there's no TV in here, so I'm thinking of getting one of the elgato products. Plus I have a video iPod, so being able to throw a couple episodes of whatever onto it would definitely be a plus. My question is, which would be better for running on a MB, the 250 or the hybrid? As I understand it, the 250 has a built in encoder so it's not so demanding on the processor? Games won't be important. HD would be nice, but is a low priority. Does anyone actually have one of these connected to a MB? How is it? Does it work well? Is it even worth my buy, or will the performance be such a disappointment that I ought to just save my money? I've never used one of these, or seen one in action, so I really have no clue - thought I'd turn to the MR experts for some advice. Thanks for any input!