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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
like a used car
on December 9, 2012
have had this approximately 90 hours. Initially, there were DVD menu freezes, streaming freezes, then a notice popped up for a firmware update. After updating, it freezes more often than before, and has gotten to the point where even the power button on top of the machine won't work. In order to get back to the menu, you have to physically unplug it, then turn it on, at which point it will freeze when trying to access the network. Then you can exit out, return to the home menu, and if you are lucky, use it for another hour before it freezes again, when you have to unplug it and start over. It won't play an entire movie without freezing, and at most you can watch 45 minutes of Netflix. Even after being disconnected from any power source overnight, the operation is glacially slow. Push network - 30 seconds later, it will pop up. Push Netflix, wait 90 seconds. Push play, wait 90 seconds. Pause, play, and search all take at least 90 seconds to respond. I am most certainly returning this pile of crap.
edit: After a second firmware update, the unit functions properly, but it's kind of like an old car. You have to hold your tongue right, and tickle the remote buttons perfectly to get it to work. Yes, it's annoying, but at least it works now.