…and I thought the graphics were good on my “normal” TV ! On an HDTV set they are amazing, so amazing that I was suddenly looking online at HDTV reviews and working out how soon I might be able to afford one.

Xbox Live is interesting – not played anyone online yet although the idea of the system being able to find someone matching my own talent level (or lack of it) makes me feel a little happier. I was dreading the idea of being completely rubbish and being flamed for my trouble. Being able to download demo versions of games is a great idea and the Arcade section with all the old favourites from my teens is both nostalgic and disturbing – did we really play games with those rubbish graphics? and to think they were cutting edge in their day.