Well, here's an update folks!
I have beautiful video on anything I choose to view. Be it MSNBC, YouTube, RedTube, The History Channel, you name it... it all looks
I do not feel, at this time that it is necessary to install RealPlayer since I have Xine, VLC and MPlayer. Really, my Dennis Leary DVD never looked
And I won't tinker with Skype. Not at least until I have solved one final problem and that is NO Sound
As root, in a terminal, I did indeed try to run "alsaconf" and when it finished, I entered "alsamixer". But... while it appeared that initiating "alsaconf" seemed to work, it appears that initiating alsamixer did nothing for me
I did not see any function that appeared so as to allow me to use the up arrow to increase volume, right arrow to move to next item.. move all sliders up and try my sound again.
So before I do anything more on my own I am just throwing that update/question back out there. Oh, and by the way, the graphics are impressive on VL6 folks, really.