So what is Smooth HD?
The definition from the Akamai web site says...
"SmoothHD.com is an early glimpse of cutting edge new technology from Microsoft and Akamai that will raise the bar on the consumer video experience.
SmoothHD.com is powered by Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0 Smooth Streaming – a unique adaptive streaming technology that dynamically adapts video quality in real-time based on local bandwidth conditions - and Akamai AdaptiveEdge Streaming for Microsoft® Silverlight™ , a new solution for enabling high-quality, scalable video experiences over Akamai's global HTTP network of more than 36,000 servers around the world. "
Check it out at the following link! This is amazing stuff high definition content streamed instantly through your browser!