Prayers and all the best to Grandma, Dread
Ryan: $119 for basic cable??? I have 200 channels of Dish for $90/mo! And that's with the VIP-922 sling-loaded DVR receiver (which I guess has been replaced by their new Hopper receiver) and we can watch live TV or DVR content from our phones anywhere. Maybe you should PM me for some more info
But I'd LOVE to get rid of it all and install a media center PC as the heart: I rarely watch the thing anyway. It's the Darling Bride's pride & joy. So when you get your rig up and running, do tell us step by step how you did it. That would make for a great online tutorial!