Im trying to make a decision for the new rig I'm building. I was hoping to buy an X800XT PE for the system but I also need to archive about 60 hours of Hi-8 to DVD before the tapes degrade any more than they already have. I figured the AIW X800 XT would be out by now but its still nowhere in sight and once my FX-55 arrives, I know there is no way I'll be able to continue waiting for a high end AIW. If I were to buy the non AIW card and add a PCI input card when I'm ready for the DVD project, am I making any sacrifices in quality etc? I guess I don't really understand the diffences in the various cards. Also, is there any difference between the input quality of an AIW 8500DV and what you would get with the next gen AIW's? If not I could just chuck a borrowed 8500DV in there for the project. I'm not really into video projects but this is something that's waited far too long. I just want the best quality image from my hi-8 that I can get while still being able to meet my gaming expectations. Any suggestions?