Thanks for the response. I have Media Center on a laptop and experimented using that but was unhappy with the warm up time and my wife is uncomfortable using a PC. I know that VIIV may help with warm up times but don't really want to be an early adopter. I'd rather wait for Vista.
I was hoping that there may be a HDD recorder with wireless networking, DIVX, DVD Recorder / Player and exceptional cataloguing ability. The nearest I have seen is a KISS DP588 but it seems to be unstable and the cataloguing poor.
Given the limited response to my question, it looks like I may just have to wait for Vista. (I don't want to go down the Mac route as everything else I have is Windows).