1) would require netflix to allow a client to store the data, which I doubt the content providers would like (potential copyright issues.)
2) seems cool.
3) have no idea.
4) this is the soundbridge forums not the dvp forums, would probably be better to post this in the feature request thread in the dvp general forum:
Feature request for dvp thread:viewtopic.php?f=28&t=16753
DVP General forum:viewforum.php?f=28