Originally Posted by Reagan2
Netflix and Youtube are not unexpected, but broadband being necessary for the HD menu is a bit of a surprise.
It downloads images and such for the discovery bar. The little show summaries and thumbnails that appear on the right side of the 'now playing' list look like they're also fetched on demand.
From problem reports here, the HD menu not only requires broadband, but also particularly stable
broadband to function reliably. I haven't had any issues, but I have rock-solid internet service. Not everyone seems as lucky.