Having the same problem with smooth streaming, and I don't think it is me.  I've butilt my own players, and have used it without incident.  I'm also downloading the High-Quality WMV at about 16mbps, so it's also not my ISP.  What's wrong with ch9's smooth streaming services?  Any way we can send debugging information back to help?

Smooth streaming that isn't smooth makes me Sad  ...What a poor way to showcase an amazing technology.