As I knew full well what that message would be – the long-awaited launch of the Iplayer Channel – I couldn’t resist having a look.
All I can say is “well done, guys”. A full screen Iplayer, without any messing about with zooming in and out to frame it right (which is what you had to do when accessing Iplayer through the Wii Browser). During my very short experiment, the programme streamed without any problems, and the picture and sound quality were more than acceptable – if I didn’t know it was Iplayer, I might have thought I was watching analogue TV.
This is on a 28 inch CRT TV, so if you have a 50 inch HD monster, your mileage may vary. But I think it is fantastic.