Allright guys, heres the deal. I've been researching USB HD tuners for awhile now. Originally I was planning on getting the Fusion USB Gold, but cost is quickly becoming an issue. Now I'm looking into the Artec, but I'm worried about what my reception is going to be. I live in the middle of San Diego county (Southern California, zipcode 92064), and according to AntennaWeb, I'm 15-20 miles away from both of the major transmitters. One signal is to the south, and the other to the south-west. If I got the Artec, I'd put the antenna in my bedroom window which faces south. Will the distance from the transmission towers be an issue? My laptop should have no problems showing the signal. It's an AMD Turion 64, 1.8ghz, 1gb ram, ATI Radeon Xpress 200M (128mb), over 400gb of external hdd space, and running Windows MCE 2005. I also already have an analog tuner, Hauppauge PVR2 USB, and my laptop decodes 1080i .tp files just fine. For everyone that had positive experiences with the Artec, how far away from the transmission towers were you?