The accompanying instructions refer to the also supplied WinTV version7 cd-rom and as such, while I've not yet tried installing either the dongle, drivers and/or the WinTV software, I'm left to asking the following as I'd like not to bunk the install. Of issue are the dongle's instructions which neglect to pictorialize anything regarding the composite "and" (?) s-video connections for this dongle's supposed design use. By that I mean the instruction's pictorial indicates that WinTV's open window affords channel up and down functionality (via it's on-screen arrow buttons), and in as much as that to me strongly indicates the need for a tv signal source that is essentially a source that provides an 'all channel' signal (assumedly like that of a coax cable supplied by a cable tv connection), but I'm unaware of any traditional vcr's or tv's that afford an out-going composite and s-video set of jacks (or if both are necessary as opposed to using one or the other). I wrote to Hauppauge's support and unbelieveably their support's reply was that their/my dongle does not support an 'all channel' signal input source (from an 'all channel' output source) regardless that 'clearly' the dongle's instructions indicate a channel up-down functionality. Anyone have any idea why Hauppauge would market such a device and not disclose what hardware's needed for use with the channel up/down aspects of the dongle's Hauppauge/WinTV software? I'm left to guess that maybe I need to secure some sort of converter or cable box, one that affords an 'all channel' signal sourcing that includes one or both composite and s-video ouput jacks. There again, it's unclear in instructions and/or my own head, if both types of all channel outputs are needed (as opposed to only composite or only s-video) and/or if the dongle is/is not designed to function with WinTV's mentioned channel up/down feature. App's for the ignorance, but I'm pretty familiar with this issue and have for years never quite gotten a handle on understanding this related aspect of dongles and TV capturing. As such, I've always been left to using a vcr's such output connectors (both composite and s-video), manually changing the vcr's channel and thus simply living without usage of the dongles software's channel up and down feature (not to mention the inability to watch another channel while capturing). Maybe the pc and/or video card has everything to do with this, but I've never had a pc that came equipped with a cable tv input jack, so there you have it (the issue of identifying if Hauppauge's WinTV software applies to the dongle is this respect and if it does, what does one need to do, aside from buying another laptop, one having a coax input jack)?