Wow, it's been a while since I've been on here, I kind of feel guilty...
Anyways, I'm going to be transitioning from my old telly that uses a digital converter box to using my new ASUS monitor I'm holding out until there's a good price on the interweb. Knowing that Media Center can be used as a software DVR, I wonder if there's a way to just use the digital converter box and split the output to I don't know, a PCI card that can take the video output signal and DVR bewitched portrait shows so I don't have to either hulu or download the episode later in the week when I can have it saved in Media Center.
Also, is there such a device that can be used as a remote for either Media Center, Zune or maybe even Media Player? I know iTunes can be controlled with an iphone, but I'm against using apple hardware or software in general. I absolutely adore using the Zune Software, it's gorgeous to use. I don't really want to walk up to my keyboard or carry a keyboard around or put it around the room just for a couple commands. I'd like me a remote.