I only have a TV output connector by the TV, is there a cable so I can just split the signal? or how does that work?
You should be able to just split it.
If I get a 6800GT card. How can I make it as quiet as possible?
Good questions that is probably something to ask the smart folks here, but the Giga-Byte one would probably be a good start since the normal 6800GTs don't have the holes necessary for a Zalman fan less cooler.
Also, we have a digital sattelite reciever and the channels I'm interested are encrypted. Is there an usb card reader of some sort so I won't have to set the right channel on the reciever when I want to record from the satellite? I also have cable..but some movie chanels etc. are only on the satellite..
There has been some talk of getting the Hauppauge Satellite receiver card working with Dish Networks, but right now the only way to get cable or satellite to work without a box is to use the 125 channel CATV.
If you are in Europe Hauppauge offers a series of satellite TV receivers that work without a box if I remember correctly.
Now the Microsoft Media Center remote includes IR blasters, that will change the channel automatically on any cable or satellite box.