The X-HD business – I don’t have any idea about that… I don’t particularly care as long as the picture looks good. :)
But yeah, the UI elements are part of NetFlix’s HTML5 delivery. The WD has a “WebKit” browser that displays the UI – and if it can’t load the elements from NetFlix’s infrastructure, all sorts of weirdness happens.
All I know is that my kids were watching a Spongebob “marathon” most of the afternoon yesterday (Via a WiFi-attached Hub) and I watched several epeisodes of Law & Order and The Twilight Zone last night via a wired SMP – didn’t have a single issue – and never had had the issue Christian1 describes.
The only issue I ever had with NetFlix and WD was the bug (a LONG time ago) that the WD would ocassionaly forget the login credentials and you’d have to sign in frequently - but that was fixed quickly.
I just tried it again this morning – timing things.
Click NETFLIX – Took 8 seconds for the first action (Select your NetFlix Experience thing)
Make a selection – Took 3 seconds for my queue and suggestions to show.
Pick a show – Took 12 seconds for the video to start.
That’s par for the course – but on Friday Nights it can take quite a bit longer (double)? Probably due to the load in NetFlix’s servers.