@takashichea: Well i think they are right .Heres why an probly why they freeze on comercials to.
1st lets talk resolution. if your not set up for 1080 as the second number then watching any thing close to that it just a waste . A for example i run 1920x1200 so 1080 hd is np hell im way above that. the number behind the x is important in this case.
2nd your absoluty right hulu used to work better.I use vista an have for um 5 years or so.Its not the operating system its what they changed.
3rd Now with all that heres my theory on why you freeze on comercials. Some of them are only in 1080hd.So it would cause a lag spike when watching it.Because its from a difrent server then the main show is on.So all the suden you have no buffer for the comerical but once its done when the main show starts your at full buffer.An its not just you it happens to me as well as my brother.Added resolution + a difrent server conection speed could equal lag.
http://www.theanimenetwork.com/ for me is horrid. I tried all the fixs they sugest an it rarely will buffer.So it lags alot.An odly enuf some of their vids are on hulu it uses that player comercials an all. http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Mysterious-Girlfriend-X/Mysterious-Girlfriend-X/Watch as a example. but say http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/This-Boy-Can-Fight-Aliens/Trailer/Watch trailer freezes. My guess here is just lousy conection.But i can watch other sites np. If thats your dsl speed your like me on a dsl modem lite deal basicly its lower end of the spectrum but way better than dial up.im suposed to be 1200mps but its always less than that an if brothers on network as well im around your speeds.
Oh one other thing that could posibly help. routers an modems really should be turned off once a month for a few minutes. The better ones have memory an things can slow up their.