I got this after deciding to give up on my beloved long-lived Windows Media Center setup, which Microsoft is not supporting after Windows 8, and hasn't improved for years.
The box mostly works well, smooth HD playback, even while simultaneously recording 2 HD programmes. The app on my Android phone is excellent, and the on-demand internet services are good, if a bit sluggish compared to using the Xbox - in fact they're painfully slow sometimes, but always OK once the programme starts playing.
Some reviews have been less than glowing, but that's because its not aimed at gadget fans, its aimed at people that want a simple single box solution and for this it delivers very well indeed.
Update : The first box overheated and failed, and had to be replaced under John Lewis' warranty.
4 marks out of 5
I have been into the latest gadgetry and technology since a young age and enjoy trying out the latest tech.