Originally Posted by gorthocar
Yes, a dream of what we wish would come true, but is very improbable to arrive on a 1500.
I would be very surprised if Samsung added any extra features to this player. The 1500 is discontinued so the only thing Samsung is going to do is provide DVD/Bluray compatibility updates, and that's probably because they have to.
DTS-MA decoding would be nice, but I'm guessing it would probably take more than a firmware update. There *may be* a hardware update to achieve that. Not to mention licensing. (really talking out my butt-hole here. Take it with a grain of salt.)
As far as Netflix goes, for the people who really want it. There is more than one way to get Netflix on your TV.
1. Like mentioned above. Xbox
2. The Roku box can be had for $99.00 from Netflix, or Amazon. It has wireless convenience, but your limited to what Netflix, and Amazon has to offer.
4. Right off your PC/Mac/laptop. A few bucks for a cable or two and you can stream your Netflix account, Amazon, and everything else from your PC to the TV. Youtube, Hulu, etc. Games, slide shows, whatever. The only thing you need on your PC is a digital video/audio output.
5. If a new TV is on the horizon. Look for a model with network capabilities. Most of them too are very limited to what will be stream to the TV, but I think there is a much bigger chance of them getting Netflix, before the already discontinued 1500.