Ok, my M701D clearly has a problem connecting via ethernet. I've tried it both DHCP and static, and same thing happens. It connects, and the test is find (download shows around 7000k. I can use the apps that require the internet, and they all work fine, including streaming HD.
However, if ethernet is hooked up, it freezes for 3 minutes when first powered on, and also, after making any ethernet changes, when I exit the menu, it will also freeze for 3 or 4 minutes.
Can someone check something for me, if you are hooked up via ethernet (not Wi-Fi, as wifi works fine). If you look at your router, bridge or switch that your cable is plugged into, do you have one light or two lights blinking? The port my TV is plugged into has one light blinking and one light showing no activity. All other cables plugged into the switch have both lights blinking.