Bought it last night at BestBuy. Yes, I am in Canada.
As soon as it found a network, it went out and updated its firmware. In my case, this was fine. Weather still finds my city (Saskatoon) but it took it a long time, and it really seemed to indicate that it wasn't going to find it, until I finished typing in the whole name, then clicked go. My weather is working fine, and I have time and temperature up in the corner of the display.
Seems to be doing a good job of mounting my network shares. Still parsing my music... Also had it parsing my photos, but I seem to have lost them when I redid the network addressing.
Speaking of network, it doesn't seem to use DHCP. You can set it to Auto, and it seems to pick an unused network address. I ended up going to Manual, and setting it to match an ip address I have reserved in my router.
All video has played perfectly, no problems. Really happy. Fast forward and backward (x2, x4 x8 x16) work fine. There is also a jump-to-time function, which is slightly clunky to use but better than nothing. My old XBox XBMC with sideways to jump a minute (right is forward, left is backward), and up/down to jump 10 minutes (up is forward, down is back) is still my favourite UI for doing this. Can't believe no-one else has duplicated it.
I have also moved stuff to it so that it can start sharing the serving load. It is now serving some of my BBC documentaries back up to my XBox (OLD one). Seems to work well as a NAS. Samba shares just appear as available on Windows7 and my old Xbox.
Still can't log on to it via the web interface. It wants a password, won't accept blank, and I can't find where to set it in the UI. Anyone got a hint.
So far, I am thrilled. Nice BIG step forward from my WD TV which I have been using since they first appeared. Glad I waited, and very glad I chose the Hub instead of the WD TV Live Plus.
Glad to see that MrDavet has all ready put up a bunch of photos so that I am no longer obligated to do so. I try to avoid being on the bleeding edge, but this was cheap and I stumbled on to it at the perfect time.