I read tons of reviews about these players and was confident that I had made a sound decision. Think again. No one told me this stuff that I had to find out on my own. First, you read the specs at the manufacturer's web site and you see all the channels available with this player and you see tons of "free" content channels and it looks awesome. Well, I didn't find out until I bought and used it that you can only have a certain number of these "channels" available to you at one time. You have to go to the "channel store" and download the channel. If you don't have enough memory, you have to delete other channels before you can get that one. It makes it very cumbersome. Not what I thought it would be AT ALL. A word about the "free" content. I was excited about that, but as it turns out, most of the content lasts about 5 minutes or less. It seems to be some weird stuff that is broken into little clips and wading through them all is a chore. The only "free" content channel that I have been impressed with is "Crackle", which is free but pauses your movie a few times to sneak in a commercial. No biggie. The movie selection is okay for free but I don't know how often they rotate the selection. You could watch it all and then have nothing else to watch. Netflix on this is a real annoyance. After every single thing I watch on Netflix, the player comes back and says there is no connection. It will randomly pop up that message when trying to get something to play, also. I have to go out to Crackle and start a movie, then go back into Netflix to get the player to understand that there is a connection. Compared to my Vizio internet enabled player, this thing is very annoying. Another thing. The HDMI cable I am using is apparently cheap and stops sending the picture signal or something so that when I switch over to view the input of Roku, the player is difficult to get going, sending a signal through the HDMI cable to wake up the television. That is probably just an issue with the TV/HDMI cable compatibility because it did something similar with another device on that same HDMI cable. Overall, I don't know that I would reommend this. Some of it is cool, but some of it is a pain. I think I would stick with the DVD internet enabled players. Buying this player just for the free content isn't really worth it. You could probably see the free content on the internet without using this player. Stuff like chow.com and break or whatever. I wouldn't go out of my way to switch to using this. It's really not as great as i thought it was going to be. Of course, I only pay for Netflix. If you are using other pay-for-content providers like the sports stuff or whatever, it would probably be worth it instead of getting cable tv or something. I would check out the manufacturer's web site about this product for channel info. Like I said, you can only access a few channels at a time because you have to download them and the memory for it is small. I think I have these channels available: Pandora, Netflix, Crackle, Chow, Break, BlipTv and omnivision. There is no room for other channels. I would have to delete one, download the new one. And if I wanted the deleted one back, I would have to delete one and retreive the previously deleted one. It's kinda stupid. But overall, it's not that bad.
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