What is the easiest way to turn my laptop into a basic/quality DVR to record shows off cable tv? My wife still uses her old VCR from time to time but it is starting to take a crap on us and I don't want to buy a DVD recorder or spend the cash to upgrade to digital cable to get a dvr from our cable company. I know that there are tuners and cards for laptops out there but I do not have any experience with any of them. I would basically just want to record an ocassional tv program to watch when I can't be home. Is there also any way to set it up like a standard DVR to record all airings of a specifics show? I have seen the mythTV thread so I know some of you have some experience with this sort of thing. Here are the cliffs: Have a HP laptop running XP media edition Want to record and play back cable tv shows Can I do this, if so what do I need to accomplish this? Thanks in advance.