Hi. I know there might be a lot of threads out there dealing with recording with a PVR on a Mac. But I need help cause I have a very certain setup. First off, I want to record Xbox 360 gameplay to my Mac. I have an Xbox 360 Slim and a computer monitor. I connect my Xbox to my monitor using HDMI because HDMI and VGA are the ONLY 2 ports in my monitor. I connect the optical audio from my Xbox to my Turtle Beach X41 headphones. My Turtle Beach headphone receiver has an optical in and optical out. I have the optical in connected to my Xbox and when I'm playing with friends I connect the optical out to a surround sound speaker system in my room. The big problem here is that I want to record high definition gameplay with a Hauppauge HD PVR to my MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz Intel C2D with 4GB of RAM). I also want to use a video amplifier splitter so I can get even better quality video. I can easily buy some cables that have HDMI on one end and Component on the other. To sum it up... Xbox to Video Amp using an HDMI to Component cable. From the Video Amp one output goes into the monitor using the HDMI to Component Cable and the other output goes into the Hauppauge HD PVR which goes into my Mac. I want to know if this is possible. Also if there is a better way to go with what I got. And if the HD PVR is compatible with a Mac. Keep in mind that I haven't bought anything yet. Thanks again in advance for reading all this. I really appreciate it.