To be honest there are a few downsides.
It will not be like getting your media over cable or satellite because you are getting it though your Internet connection.
So if your Internet is slow, or someone is downloading a large file in another room of the house you may witness a brief hesitation called buffering as it tries to play.
The other option is to simply download the media to flash drive (provided) and once downloaded watch it without interruption. The download may take a half hour or so, but you can do it during the day and watch it later in the evening.
At the lower Internet connection speeds like 5 to 12 MBPs it really won't matter, and using Wi-Fi would save you having to run a Ethernet cable to your TV set.
Tests done with higher speed Internet cable modems such as 85 MBPs, an Ethernet cable allows it to perform at full speed, while the Wi-Fi may cut it down to 25-30 MBPs. (Almost 1/3)
I would suggest trying the Wi-Fi first and if it works OK it may be all you need.
If you prefer Ethernet and don't have a cable at your TV, you may want to take a look at Ethernet cable connections that can connect via your house wiring.
Remember the old adage, "If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true." Well in this case the old adage doesn't apply. This is not a scam or a trick. OSMC actually exists and has been around for about 20 years.
You probably haven't heard about it because it was only available to computer gurus with special operating systems and high speed Linux computers.
High speed processing is required to stream video content.
With the advent of miniature Linux computers (with high speed processors and 1 GB OF RAM) with USB ports and HDMI output, becoming available we can now put together a system which is affordable and easy to use. We have done all the work for you in assembly and testing.
All you need to do is sit back and enjoy it !
It takes a few hours to build the unit and load the SD card and run setup tests.
We are experiencing quite an interest in the product and we are building them as fast as we can, so please call or email to reserve a unit today.