I bought this player about five months ago and only ever used it to play DVD's and Blu-Ray discs. Last night, I tried out VUDU app on this player for the first time, and it streamed a Harry Potter video with 5.1 surround sound. Going to try out Netflix app tonight to see if it will stream in surround. So far, it's a good budget player.
I could not get VUDU to stream in surround sound or HD on my HTPC, even though it has the Intel HD2500 graphics, and is linked to a Pioneer VSX-520K receiver and Pansonic smart TV, all of which are HDCP compliant. Kept getting the not-HDCP-compliant message from VUDU. But, using my BD75 I can watch VUDU in surround and HD with no issues.
It's a good little bargain player and have had no issues. Don't plan on using it for DLNA, so that's not really a concern for me.