There's a weird crackling/skipping of both audio and video when I watch recorded shows on my computer. Neither the iPhone nor any Android devices can currently play back recorded shows (Boxee says Android tablets larger than 7 inches will work, but a) nobody uses those and b) it's not true, because my Google Nexus 10 doesn't work either), and the iPad version sometimes skips and ruins the audio/video sync. There's no way to pause live TV, which is extra annoying because live TV plays in the background, at full volume, when you browse. Shut up, Cash Cab. Recordings are not faithful about actually starting and ending when the show starts and ends; it's almost always five seconds before or after, and it doesn't adjust if a show is pushed back because of a football game or something. The antenna seems not great: when I watch recordings of some shows, they'll vacillate between a "no signal" error and perfect HD. What the hell? Which one is it? I even substituted a Leaf antenna, which are supposed to be amazing, to no avail (you can use any antenna you want with the Boxee TV, though it includes a decent little one.) And the playback of recordings doesn't have any kind of smart buffering system like Netflix or Hulu or Amazon, in which quality is slightly degraded in the case of a slower connection to give you smooth playback. If your connection isn't up to par (which apparently mine wasn't? It's not great, at around 10-15mbps, but it's fine for other uses), it'll just stop playing, so I'd imagine unless you have a stellar 4G LTE connection, this is pretty much a no go on smartphones. There's no automatic commercial-skipping feature, and fast-forwarding through them is really awkward: it takes awhile to load the video each time, so you have to skip a minute at a time, wait a minute for it to load, see that it's still playing a commercial, skip a minute more, and repeat. I know why that happens--it can't cache locally, so it has to restart the stream each time you skip--but that doesn't make it less annoying to use. Recordings are sometimes schizophrenic; one episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia bounced back and forth between the show and a commercial for a local legal services operation, not staying on either one for more than a few seconds, so it was totally unwatchable. Another time, I watched an episode of The Mindy Project that froze and muted so often that I gave up and thought I'd just watch something on Netflix. So I exited the episode, pressed the Netflix button on the remote, and the Boxee TV froze.