Seems to be the odd mention of this fab box but no actual threads about it. As such I thought I would put up a quick mini review to let people know about what I believe to be the best Dreambox Alternative. The AZbox is available in two flavours, the Elite and the Premium. The main difference between the two is that the Premium comes with WiFi and room for an internal HDD (the Elite uses USB storage for PVR). Essentially the AZBox HD is a Popcorn Hour with a DVB-S2 Tuner, a second tuner slot, a digi card reader and a CI slot. The hardware gives it the ability to be a full HD media center, a HD PVR and an internet / youtube box all in one, it has retired my Windows Media Center from the lounge as it hass been struggling to do that for years. The system is semi-open, designed to make it easy for developers to write additional software for it. For example there is a liveonsat plugin which tells you what channels the upcoming footy games can be watched on. Progress is also fast being made on many of the popular Dreambox plugins, but it doesn't yet have the full range of options of a Dreambox 8000. For FTA sat channels and legit cards it seems to be doing everything necessary as well as being a top media center / PVR to boot. I am still waiting for my Freeview tuner for it (no cable round my way) but I am sure that will be well implemented based on my experiences so far. Picture quality is outstanding. It really makes my Windows Box or Freeview look a bit rough when compared both for TV and for media playback. Compared to my Sky box when both are connected direct to the TV it definitely looks better. In my actual setup though it is far more marginal as the Sky box is running through an RGB to component and then scaled on the Onkyo 875. Connectivity wise my Elite has HDMI, Component, Scart and Composite for video. It has HDMI, Optical and Phono for audio. Then it has 10/100 RJ45, 2 USBs, a CI Slot and a Card Reader. The builtin Sat board has an input and an output so you can pass through the sat to another box if necessary. In conclusion I would say this is about as complete and useful a box as you can add to your living room setup. The only comparable option is the Dreambox 8000 at about 4 times the price. If they added a Bluray option it truely would be a one stop shop for living room entertainment. At £250 for the Elite model I honestly think it is not to be sniffed at.