Can YOU show me where it is written?
Sure. It's all over the WD website; and the last I looked, it's also all on the box. Next to the NetFlix and BlockBuster logos it says "US ONLY."
But NetFlix is NOT "US ONLY." Oops! Maybe the box isn't accurate after all. And I would argue that since NetFlix is offered outside of the US, and WD ships different hardware revisions to different markets, then it's a bit dishonest for WD to even promote NetFlix on the retail box in markets where they are disabling NetFlix.
It also says it in the User Manual....in no fewer than THREE PLACES.
For example, go here: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=330
Click "Online Services"
Select your country.
Oh, wait. Your country isn't listed. Hmmm.
Yep, so now the user manual isn't necessarily an accurate guide, either. But does WD expect consumers to look up the user manual on their mobile device in the middle of a retail outlet to figure out which services pictured on the retail packaging actually work in their market?
Ok, so click "All Services."
It says "US, Canada, and Brazil Only."
Your country isn't listed. NetFlix doesn't work in your country with the SMP.
Again, that is asking quite a lot from retail shoppers to do that kind of digging. And who knows if that can even be relied upon as accurate, or how long it might remain so, since WD keeps shuffling things without warning.
It's no wonder why so many people are confused. Do we really have to act as WD apologists and constantly blame the customer? Why not exect more from WD? Perhaps they should be more honest and make it simple and list only those services which are intended to work in that market for the hardware revision inside the box.