From ZDnet UK : Looks like Apple has been reading up on the AVS Forum. Seriously, this is very good for Apple. Some makers (Mistubishi, for one) have already put Firewire ports on their HDTVs and set-top-boxes and Sonicblue already has an ethernet port on their DVR and I think Tivo's next revision will also have one. This could be used in direct competition with Microsoft's XP Media Center Edition (which will likely die a quick and painless death, read the article+ the talkbacks) Apple could again one-up M$ by doing it right. If you read the HTPC section of the AVS Forum regularly, you will notice that there is a demand for this sort of thing. Granted it's a niche market now, but with more people getting into diguital media, it's going to grow. They're really taking this digital hub thing seriously.