Went out and bought a couple upgrades today from Best Buy, a 32x12x40 CD/RW for $59.99 and a ATI Tv WOnder VE card for $49.99.
Dang that TV card is sweet! I've wanted one for a long time and finally plunked down the money for it, and I am happy I did. I can watch wht I want on the computer, and not only that, but it comes with TV Guide + and the ability to use the device like a TiVo unit.
TiVo for $50, and the same video quality. Not bad. ;)