Very good card for what you require and the price, as you said your'e not into games so this card is fine, however even this card should be able to play most games out today, albeit not at full frame rate or resolution, it's more than capable for watching your dvd's back on through your tv as it has tv out. You will need a tv tuner card to be abe to receive broadcasts, theyr'e very cheap, however consider going for a digital terrestrial one (equiv to a freeview box)such as the likes of click here the easiest way to record to hdd from your tuner card is to use the software that will come bundled. As for your monitor, it's an lcd monitor isn't it?, for the likes of what you require (i.e. not gameplay), this is a good choice! Crt's are the preffered choiche of gamers and such like.