Thanks for the info! The tutorials that I saw all specified the DX as being capable, so it's good to know that I can just use version 2 -4. I'm looking for something on the cheap, so if eBay fails me, I can get a $69 from Amazon.
I have classes that are non-downloadable e-text only available from a Flash-Player interface. I expect to have these kinds of classes for two more years, so I wanted to make the investment. Thanks again!