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the s360's a good player. my parents bought one and they haven't had any problems or complaints about the interface (they are totally not tech-savvy). I didn't have any problems setting it up and plays nice with their home theatre.

the prices are because Sony's clearing old s360 stock since the s370 rolled out. the s370 appears to be just a refinement of the s360; wireless adapter ready, likely cheaper to produce, etc.
I wouldn't quote me on that though, since I don't know to be honest. but their feature sets are identical except with a slimmer profile and an additional USB port for wireless
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He wants to be able to stream Netflix movies. Does that mean he has to use a hard wired lan cable? He has the cable modem in the living room and the TV in the bedroom.
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I hear good things about the Sony BDP-S360
I have a similar BDP-S350; Sony's blu-ray players are just awesome
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He wants to be able to stream Netflix movies. Does that mean he has to use a hard wired lan cable? He has the cable modem in the living room and the TV in the bedroom.
oh
then yeah, he'll need a cable.
the s370 unit allows for a wireless adapter but that costs extra (sony's official one is like $80).

you could use a wireless bridge off the LAN port. take a [edit]wireless[/edit] router or AP and put it into bridging mode. I dunno the specifics as I've not done it, but it can be done.
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oh
then yeah, he'll need a cable.
the s370 unit allows for a wireless adapter but that costs extra (sony's official one is like $80).

you could use a wireless bridge off the LAN port. take a [edit]wireless[/edit] router or AP and put it into bridging mode. I dunno the specifics as I've not done it, but it can be done.
Sounds expensive. Would putting in the extra cash be worth it to get a wireless built in device?
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Thanks! Have you heard anything about it? How do you know it's good?

Edit: I just realized it is a refurb. I didn't mention this before because I didn't think it was relevant but this is going to be a fathers day gift so I want something new.
I knew it was a refurb, but remember to read customer reviews, all of those customers bought it refurbed with out problem, and refurb doesn't mean horrible, but I understand wanting to get new for a gift. Stay away from BD 1600 from Samsung, the "upgrade" from 1590. Had numerous problems and no one likes it.

Most wireless adapters for Blueray units for any company will run 50-75, no matter which unit. You might be able to get a wireless bridge for less?

This sony comes with wifi adapter preinstalled and does run netflix and numerous other internet apps.
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Here you go.
I bought one of these a couple of months ago. I love it.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...&skuId=9776512

It does netflix, blockbuster, pandora and a few other onlines services. It will also pull and stream video from any pc with a shared media folder on your network.

Image is great, sound is awesome and it loads pretty fast.
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I knew it was a refurb, but remember to read customer reviews, all of those customers bought it refurbed with out problem, and refurb doesn't mean horrible, but I understand wanting to get new for a gift. Stay away from BD 1600 from Samsung, the "upgrade" from 1590. Had numerous problems and no one likes it.
Actually I have to disagree, I have a BD 1600, and it has been flawless. I updated the firmware because it has been asking to every timed I turn it on. Afterward it had added Blockbuster and Youtube.

The only thing I didn't know about it before ordering and didn't like after owning it, was the door on the front. Now I have gotten used to the door, it is just different and unexpected.

BTW, I got it for $150, no tax, and free shipping from Crutchfield.
     
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Here you go.
I bought one of these a couple of months ago. I love it.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...&skuId=9776512

It does netflix, blockbuster, pandora and a few other onlines services. It will also pull and stream video from any pc with a shared media folder on your network.

Image is great, sound is awesome and it loads pretty fast.
This looks great! I could just pick it up instead of waiting for it online. Thanks!
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