well, I got mine 2 days ago and so far, I'm impressed.
plays MKVs flawlessly through the stick, off a disk and down an ethernet cable. I can pause, and step fwd and backwd thru most streaming mkvs I've tested. I can FFWD on media in the stick and disk, but limited to 3X( ?)
DVDs look great!, menu is easy to navigate, but could be faster.
Unit does NOT get hot, and starts and stops fast.
the biggest drawback? This R1 unit will not play a R2 or region free PAL disk
Has anyone been able to get a R1 player hacked successfully to DVD Region free or got this puppy to play a PAL disk??