My two units are supposed to arrive tomorrow. They're both for my daughters.
Receiver sensitivity sounds like it's middle of the pack. One daughter will do pretty good with reception, living in a metro market. The other daughter is in a rural area and I had to do a good bit of antenna tinkering to get her OTA coming in good...if the S+ receiver isn't very sensitive it will be a non-starter for her application.
Not having Netflix or Amazon Prime available is kind of a wet blanket on things.
It is interesting, though, to hear of some success using USB hard drives and MicroSD cards of less than U3 ratings.
But, I'm wondering if I really want the hassle of trying to set up two of these boxes, knowing the deficiencies that they already have? Or if I just need to turn the box around back to Channel Master.
It is beginning to sound like CM may have gotten into too big of a rush to get this out in the market before the product was technically "completed". The 30-day return window may not be enough time for CM to help users work through the glitches, bugs, and "future" features or for the users to determine if they bought a thoroughbred or a nag.
I was excited to begin with about the possibilities of the S+, but it seems the water is turning lukewarm...