Verge on Ubuntu
This means Ubuntu will not be that geeky thing any more. I recommend it 100% now. So people take a look into it! Its relatively new, and gets better every year.
So if you really don't want to put chains on to Apple, or want to find the GoogleTV, this is it. I think they will sell boxes from vendors like Samsung with Ubuntu Quincy(speculating name).
Canonical needs to beat Xbox and others at CES. And easily can. So do it!