I recently purchased a laptop with Windows Media Center XP with the intention of being able to archive several cassette tapes. My stereo tape deck, however, is a long way away form my desktop model Media center PC which has a line in connection (and I have successfully recoreded this way), but my new Laptop merely has a monaural mic in (no line in). What are my alternatives to recording my tapes? Can I: A - Connect the Stereo headphone out or stereo audio RCA plugs out into my monaural mic input on the laptop OR B- Threre is a TV connection "box" that came with the laptop for video and the video sound RCA inputs - could I just use the Stereo RCA outs on my tape deck and RCA stereo ins on this box to record the audio of the cassettes and simply ignor the video RCA yellow plug? C - Any other options? I've heard of a connector from stereo out to a USB monaural mic? Thanks for any suggestions - or should I return my new laptop and hunt for one with a stereo LINE in plug?