I was a bit apprehensive about this based on the mixed reviews. My experience, however, was very positive. I am running Vista on a desktop machine. Installation took about 5 minutes. Set up, including Windows Media Center, took another 10 mins. I was able to receive about half of the channels in my area with ease. I plan to reposition the attenna to see if I can improve that but for right out of the box I am satisfied. Instructions aren't the best but manageable. Remote is a bit sluggish but does work in time. Give it a try.