On paper, Evesham Technology's iplayer looks to be one of the most exciting personal video recorders (PVRs) yet launched.
Of course, it has a Freeview digital terrestrial receiver built in and offers all the clever time-shift recording features you'd expect from a top PVR. But the iplayer boasts a whole bunch of extras that appear to put it in a class of its own.
The headline feature is its ability to upscale standard-def TV to HD (at 1080i or 720p) - and output it via HDMI.
But the iplayer is also said to be a network media centre that gives access to all the video, stills and audio on your PC, as well as being an internet browser that lets you compose, send and receive emails - and play Podcasts.