I was using the video as a guide to install, following the audio-visual instructions of the young lady. When instructed to connect video capture devices, I connected the Hauppage USB2. Since they actually showed a photo of the Hauppage during the "connect" portion, I thought no sweat/ The program found and installed my usb-uirt, and media files scattered throughout the network. My only experience with programing was in Basic about a half century ago. I don't understand what you are talking about when you talk about susb, dmesg, pluto-admin, etc. I'm not looking for a big hassle. I don't care much for MS media center, too clutsy and too much DRM. Beyond TV does a nice job, but it's too limited in scope. What I see in Linux MCE is really what I want. I want to get all my stuff to any screen in the house easily and have a Smart House without having to be an EE to do it. But maybe it's not so plug and play.