In fact, the user interface - designed, I hear, by Massive - reminds one very much of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles created respectively by Microsoft and Sony - with a dash of Apple thrown in to complete the package.
Now the beautiful thing about the T-Box is that it fulfils the needs that my generation has been crying out for for some time. Generation Y has long wanted a cheap as chips media centre that would be able to easily record digital free to air television as well as providing included access to YouTube and movies on demand that they could easily purchase.
Telstra even has plans to put in place the final planks of the Generation Y equation - the ability for the T-Box to play video from USB storage devices connected to the T-Box - and for the T-Box itself to be able to use an external storage device itself. Think cheap $100 Terabyte hard disks in your loungeroom.
Sure, as Telstra itself pointed out plenty of technically minded people (including myself) have had media centres that can do most of this for years. But taking these sorts of solutions to the masses is the telco's stated goal for the T-Box.