My exprience is forget it you are not going to be able to watch videos with the slow speeds of a dial up connection . Unless you want to sit endlessly at your PC waiting for the download of the video ! I have had dial up internet for years now and it serves the purpose I need to use the internet for shopping ,going to online forums etc. However for a truely good media exprience broadband is the only way to go ! I installed a TV Tuner PCI card on my system which gives me the ability to watch and record TV by hooknig up my cable to the TV Tuner car an ATI TV Wonder Elite ! So now while surfing the net I have TV in a resizable box on my desktop !