I am buying a Dell computer for a daughter and trying to decide what use she would have for DVD. I understand basically the digital video concept, but can only picture using DVD myself in the living room where I can sit comfortably to watch a movie. What is the advantage of DVD on a desktop PC? If a person is interested only in word processing, the web, a few games, email, and the storage and transmission of snapshots, why would she need DVD? Maybe someone can point me to a good website explaining the merits of DVD or relate a personal experience that would be helpful. The figure 48 X often appears with specs for DVD and I have no idea what it means. PK - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.