got the drive in an enclosure and got the software, keep getting an error about no hardware acceleration available. Not a shock being just integrated ATI 1150.
Looking into getting this:http://cgi.ebay.com/BroadCom-BCM9700...713.m153.l1262
looks like it will work, but i will remove my Marvell card, and TV tuner. Then install that broadcom decoder in the minicard slot, and fill the minicard usb slot with a realtek 8187b 802.11g.
still trying to find any documentation of what applications will actually utilize that broadcom decoder but not much is out there. Kinda don't want to drop $50 and find out it doesn't work with any software out right now, or the software is limited to OEM's.
I will let everyone know if I get it working.
building a new desktop right now and funds for toys are being diverted for that.