I received my Live box 1 week ago, had no word of a PLUS coming out am I disappointed ??? Not one bit.
For $ 100.00 the live is a bargain and with a few tweaks of 3rd party firmware this unit is fantastic. I have not had any issues what so ever that others are moaning about.
Using the following:
psychothc_mod_06_0.osd.bin (OSD mod)
ThumbGen (movie sheets etc.)
Server: old P2 PC running "FreeNAS" with both internal and USB external
hard drives (Network Asset Storage). Works both Wireless and
hardwired to router.
Router: Linksys Wrt-54g-TM flashed with DD-WRT connected
wireless to another Wrt-54g in another part of the house
I have the LIVE connected Via HDMI to my Yahama Receiver (5.1)then to my Samsung LCD.
The Live sees all my Network shares not only on the FreeNAS server but also on my various PC's throught the house via wireless link (WRT-54g-TM etc.).
So far it has not skipped a beat and has played everything I have thrown at it with impressive results both video and audio. It's the best $ 100.00 I have spent on my HT system. Am I disappointed I did not know about the PLUS and had the chance to purchase it in place of the LIVE ? not at all, I can live without NETFLIX.
There is so much more that can be done with these boxes running Linux for hackers to explore.