Sorry for asking another naive question but here goes: the reviews for ATI All In Wonder 9800 Pro are very good, but may I assume that Storm 2 is for the professional video editor and that it can kick ATI's butt since it costs about 3X more than the ATI product?
Also, would someone tell me why there's no review of the ATI product even though the reviews of it on other websites are quite glowing?
Get a money-back guarantee on the ATI card if you go that way. It uses a software encoder. Previous versions tended to freeze up and/or lose AV sync. Perhaps the current one works better, at least with today's faster processors, but I would be skeptical about its usefulness for video editing or as a pvr.