Apologies to AF123 and the other BYTs who actually give up their time and do this stuff, but I've had a little brainwave. How about the OPT+ menu not only offering to download (actually, on that subject, would it be possible to grey out the download option if the proper flags haven't been sorted? Maybe it does already), but also have a "play" option. I don't know enough to say how this could be done - my guess is a bit of script that could fire up wget and pass it the parameters to buffer in a pre-set folder, and then trigger VLC to play it... or even give VLC the parameters to start a network stream (buffer preferred because of transport control). I don't know what the equivalent would be for HiDef, I make a point of only streaming StDef to my PC.