WORK IN PROGRESS
Freevo is a simple media centre, which uses plugins to access mplayer, xine or VLC.
It can be used for live TV, recording TV, playing back previously recorded video and viewing RSS News feed titles.
It also has built-in audio playback and image viewing, but I haven't considered implementing those plugins yet.
While freevo can be installed in Hardy, it is in the Intrepid repository; I have done this the the Intrepid mini.iso as a base.