I believe that we continue to compare neanderthal services to common expected service. I drool when someone mentions 15 to 25 MB service. I must refer back to my standard, which is the standard for most of NM, and that is 4 MBS through Centurylink/Qwest phone service. Comcast xfinity and other services are not available for over 85 miles in all directions.
So, my comments are very specific to which device works best with the slowest. At 4MB, and momentary drop outs of service, it is hard to find anything that gives a constant, let alone quality picture.
Just yesterday, I received the Sharp LC-70LE847U 70" Class Quattron LED Smart 3D TV. Its net received was worse than the Roku.
But, with the method that the Samsung player is using, using a lot of internal memory, allowing the stream to build up and be constant, the new LED screen looks fantastic. So, just saying that the particular store and release method that the Samsung is using is perfect for an area with POOR speeds.
Someday, they might bring an HD cable and high speed internet down I25 in NM. BTW, Comcast says "never".