I had the fun of trying this device last week at the home of a family member who had recently bought it. I think I will be buying one too. I have been curious for some time about whether this could save me money by providing sufficient content to convince me to drop cable TV. While this device cannot surf the web beyond prescribed video sites, it provides a colorful tile icon interface with access to many sites, such as Netflix and Crackle. Netflix is a paid site, but I found Crackle to be free, but I had to watch some ads. I did find the choices of TV shows and movies to be too limited on Crackle, though. But when I used the site to watch the original Ghostbusters movie, I found the video playing to be smooth and high resolution, with the picture and sound in sync. It cannot store anything because it receives streams and has no hard drive. But purchases can be saved in the cloud. This was a fun experience, but so far, I see it as an addition to cable TV and not quite a substitute. The content is on demand and I can watch when I want it, though, so it has a place for me in addition to cable TV. Picture Quality This was very sharp with fast refreshing and smooth playback. Played on a large HDTV, it was very pleasant. Ease of Use The interface is so easy that all I had to do was choose icons to the sites I wanted to browse content from. And to select Ghostbusters from Crackle was as easy as choosing its icon. Reliability It works smoothly each time. I noticed no hangups or hesitation in playbacks. Compatibility I can use this device to play my iTunes content if I turn on file sharing on the computers running iTunes. This is a very good feature. I can also use it to watch content from my Netflix account. It can access files from our Macs and Windows computers fine, so far, if they have an iTunes library. I have not yet tried to access other types of accounts, though.