The VHS player, the VCR recorder, the DVD player, the ITV digi box, the TiVo, the Freeview box, The DVD recorder, all have come and gone from the dusty cabinet of our wood effect terrestrial TV. But now Evesham claims this is the last box we'll ever need to buy.Why such a bold claim? Well first the iPlayer combines your bog standard Freeview box with an HD upscaler that squeezes as much as possible out of that low-def picture as it's piped into your hi-def telly. Naturally, when HD Freeview comes online some time between 2008 and 2012, this box will be ready.Next is an 80GB hard drive and seven-day EPG for all your pause, rewind and personal video recording needs. Perhaps a bit stingy given the 160GB+ offerings elsewhere but we'll move on for now to......ipTV, not to be confused with IPTV (that's Iowa Public Television), is digital TV via the Internet. BT, Sky and Microsoft are already on the case setting up their own services for HD movies and music videos on demand but Evesham's got here first with the hardware to access it.Add in network a connection to your Media Centre PC, Top Up TV compatibility and Catch UP TV readiness and you do indeed have the most feature-packed TV box on earth. Still, we can’t help feeling that Sky, BT, et al might be a little picky about what hardware accesses their ipTV content. And a 70 hours max 80GB hard drive in the last box we'll ever need? You're having a giraffe aren't you, Evesham?We're off to a demo of the box later today, so keep your eyes on Stuff.tv for a first look.
The last set-top box you'll ever need?
The VHS player, the VCR recorder, the DVD player, the ITV digi box, the TiVo, the Freeview box, The DVD recorder, all have come and gone from the dust