Well I managed to get it setup running under Windows Media Center. The PQ is pretty good on the HD channels (not sure if the limitation is the software, hardware [ATI X600 256MB], or monitor - Dell W2300).
The audio is a big issue - MC is only allowing me to chose between mono or stereo. Can't figure out of this is hardware of software related. Only running 2.1 atm, but the system is 5.1 - just no room to setup.
I'd prefer not to install the software that came with it for now - simplicity, but if I stick with the stick I likely will since it allows for different recording options.
Going to test out recording American Idol tonight and will continue with Lost and Grey's Anatomy on Wed/Thursday. If it doesn't work out I'll take her back this weekend.
"Hey, I'm Eddie. How do you like me so far?" - Keen Eddie
I've seen him. He's like fire, and ice, and rage. Like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and sees the turn of the univrse.