It's not just their understanding of licensing. The appalling 'playground language' within the statement, "they purchased images off of an image bank" suggests general incompetence.
"Miss! Miss! He stole my football off of me!"
Would be somewhat indicting of Nokia's choice of OS should an alternative, indepdent platform take off though!
As a result I have to agree wholeheartedly with my man Nick about the original Xbox, even if we're slightly OT in doing so.
As for HD output on a European box, it's 100% possible on a softmodded box with the right software installed and the right cable (Â£10 off eBay). I realised there is no physical difference between the two models - it's a BIOS thing.
XBMC is a thing of beauty in 720p (1080i's a bit sticky). And contrary to Pro Coffee Drinker's claims that it doesn't have the oomph to play HD content, I'm not sure he's tried - I'm watching Lost in 720p quite nicely thanks. Aside from the slightest hint of perceptible jitter here and there it's a joy to behold.
Perhaps the best thing of all is the Milkdrop visualisations for the music player, which are also rendered in HD - stunning and mesmerising.
Shame the (vast majority of) games are SD, but aside from that it's the perfect Media Centre, and beats the hell out of any off-the-shelf model you could get for Â£100-300 because it's been in development for so long and its internal storage capabilities are so flexible (if you know how).