So I know M.E.M. and some others on here were following my testing with PlayOn Cloud and in particular can you schedule downloads from it during the free zone. The answer is yes, but you have to have the right plan. I don't have a plan where I bought recording credits. I bought the plan where I get x number of recording credits/month. It is a monthly fee, but for $2.99 I get 10 credits of storage a month, storage that never expires and has a permanent download link for me (as long as I am a PlayOn Cloud subscriber of course).
So I recorded some Amazon content on the PlayOn Cloud on October 8th. I got an email on that date that I could then download the recording to my device. I opened up that email on October 19th and the link from the 8th still applied and downloaded just fine. Coupled with the Firefox Download Scheduler add-on, I could queue up these downloads to occur in the middle of the night if I wanted.
So in closing, while I continue to work with the PlayOn product, it seems like a very valuable add-on to use with Viasat Internet to reliably stream HD movies with no buffering, no matter what plan you have. So if you want to save the most money, buy the cheapest plan Viasat will sell you (either an "unlimited" Bronze plan or a Liberty plan with the free zone), add PlayOn Cloud for $2.99/month (or $4.99 if you want to record 20 programs a month) and have frustration free streaming.