Recently, I stumbled over a potentially nice new toy: Thomson IP1101. As the name pretends, it is a set-top box for TV via IP (or IPTV) in an early release produced by Thomson, some more technical details are here available.
update: There is already a newer version called Thomson IP1121.
An interesting fact: the device can be network-attached via 54-MBit-WLAN. A Windows CE 5.0 runs on a 600 MHz Celeron M (may support up to 1.4 GHZ yeah!) / 128 MB / 333er DDR RAM system, 4MB ROM, 64MB-1GB CompactFlash. The box is equipped with the default two USB ports and a RJ45-100MBit-LAN-Port. And for all those power consumption experts, it only uses ~30Watts during on-time and ~4Watts during standby.