I 'am a semi illiterated computer user. I have been told on the quiet that Santa is replacing my computer with a laptop with Windows 7. I have read that this will enable me to record HDDVD from the TV (my current recorder will not record HD). So the question is how will I be able to help my wife of soon to be 50 years of happy marriage record her soapies from HD TV to computer ? For example will I need extra cables ?

It would be a lot easier to record HD TV shows with a TIVO or some other DVR. I can’t think of an easy way to record HD with a laptop.

This: might work for you.