I'm new here. We have a media center PC in our living room. It's currently running XP but we're seriously considering a new computer with Vista and two internal cable card readers so we can get rid of the cable box. Then we'd have the computer on all the time, which we don't now.

My husband is increasingly hearing impaired. I'm looking for a SIMPLE way to have the PC alert him when the phone rings. I'd also like to add a wireless doorbell to our condo unit that would also alert us via PC (as well as working when the PC is off, if that's possible). My search led me to this forum. I'm hoping this will be a simple question for you pros.

Thanks!
Sheila in Seattle