Since getting my 13" Laptop my netbook has been gathering dust in the corner. Apart from a holiday where it made a nice extra storage for pictures it has remained unused. I have considered selling it but as a back up device (like holidays) and problems with the OS, it is still usable. I was thinking about possible uses for it and came up with the idea of getting a USB TV tuner and using it for recording TV at home. It will be hooked up to either a dish or the roof ariel and left on, a good use if possible. 1. Are usb tuners any good? 2. Can an intel atom handle recording TVin any form 3. Should I upgrade the OS? XP has Rundll32 error (definitely not a virus or malware) and I've no way of fixing it since the genius people at acer thought it was wise to provide an install disk never mind the fact I don't have a dvd drive anyway. While annoying, the netbook still limps along. Would using a tuner with linux be possible or should I bit the bullet and add ram and get windows 7 (or wait till windows 8)? While I know spending money on a netbook is a bit of a waste, it does seem an ideal use for it apart from the occasional trip. All input welcome.