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Huh? I only ever had to enter the Netflix credentials once. And I've had it unplugged many times.

As for the 8GB and buffering I think the answer is "yes" and the discussions on this thread seem to support that. It's been discussed in other outlets that there's only 512MB (to the best of my memory) for application cache similar to the iPhone. And the iPhone can accommodate thousands of installed apps in that space. So what else are they going to do with that 8GB. I don't know but they certainly don't need it all for iOS apps. And they of course could change how they use it in future updates that they push down.

It doesn't seem to be a simple "record full content" technique like the first ATV or a PVR but it does seem to be used for a more complex "read ahead" buffering type of algorithm. There also seems to some meta-data caching of movie lists, box art, things like that (obvious to observe when accessing Netflix). So I think they're using that 8GB for something and not just reserving it for iOS apps.
 

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maybe i'm missing something, but everytime I select netflic from atv I have to enter credentials. We are 1st time atv users and maybe i've missed a step. Any help is appreciated
 

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Maybe reset to factory defaults and try again... that doesn't sound right. I've setup two ATV2s and in both cases I remember putting in the Netflix username and password just once. I don't recall any options around saving it or not but that may just be my memory.
 

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This is far from my "first impressions". Maybe the thread title should be changed or this should be forked off into an "owners thread" but what I really love about the ATV2 is how easily it can learn any remotes you have.

I'm using the AUX button on the PVR remote and now I can do skip forwards, skip backs, etc - way more than what you can do with that basic little Apple remote that ships with it. I don't know why every device doesn't work this way. It's a brilliant solution.

If you haven't heard of that feature, it's an option under settings. You can have it learn any number of remotes and still work with the original remote as well (it's not simply changing IR frequencies).
 
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