"The media centre bug bit me roughly a year ago or so, Id had messed about for a while with a Radeon All-In-Wonder 9800SE in the past; however, Ive never seriously set out to use it for heavy multimedia purposes. When my VCR started to show its age and my mates began moaning about the recordings I was giving them, I began looking into building myself a media centre. I went into the task believing it would be a simple thing to do. I knew my stuff as far as PCs go and I thought it wouldnt be harder than choosing a TV card and off I went
boy was I wrong."