I got one of these the other day.
I like the extra capacity.
I haven't really noticed it being "faster", in fact, it seems to have more of the remote delay feature.
It really has this when going into VOD... I can press the direction arrows, and no movement. I do see a blinking power button to indicate that it received the command.
I'm wondering if Verizon blocks remote commands when going into VOD, forcing you to watch their "featured" video. It seems like I can get 1 or 2 commands off before it ignores commands.