I should point out ive not bought the box yet just very interested in buying one.
Also would there be a possibility of connecting the box to my home network to transfer the films/programmes off or would that be stopped by some kind of inbuilt copyright.
iPlayer would be good, i wonder if the box can manage iplayer in HD.
Shame about the network connection but i guess that was inevitable. I'll just have to wait for the new windows home server, before i can have centrally stored recorded video without the need for a htpc in every room.
You will need an internet broadband connection (thats the i in BBCi). The difference you will be able to view it in your TV instead of a PC (may be in a higher quality if streaming to a hdd pvr is possible for later viewing). No problems with lip synch apart from an occasional blip that changing channel and retuning back to force audio rescything has not solved