Since this player is so poor at playing new Blu ray releases, I bought an OPPO 93 to use in my HT. VERY nice, and no more skipping, freezing, and audio/video sync issues like I had with the crap Samsung...
Anyway, I moved the 3600 to my other living room hoping to use it as a Netflix box and watch occasional Blu-rays (older titles that still work). The TV in that room is an older Sony WEGA CRT. It doesn't have HDMI, obviously, but it does have Component inputs. So, I tried to connect the 3600 via component. I can get to the load screen, and blu ray plays fine, but as soon as I try to use Netflix, the screen gets scrambled. Exiting Netflix results in the screen still being scrambled. Only a power cycle on the 3600 fixes it. It's repeatable every time. Youtube on the 3600 shows the same problem. Using standard composite video out to the Sony doesn't have these problems, but I would like to use the component connection. Any ideas? I've swapped cables (but that wouldn't be it since blu ray discs don't have this problem) and looked at every menu setting I can find.
Also, since I do not have a hard line ethernet in the other room, I planned to use the wireless dongle included with the 3600. I had previously used that dongle to stream Netflix and had no problems. As I had a hard line in my HT room, I removed the dongle and it was sitting in a box till now. Since then, I bought a new wireless router. It's a new Asus, and I'm using WPA2-Personal security in my home network. The Asus router is restricted to AES (no TKIP) when on WPA2-Personal. With this setup, when trying to connect the 3600 via either WPS or manual configuration, it will not connect. I think the 3600 cannot associate with AES? For now I just ran a cable from my router, but still can't watch Netflix because of the above mentioned problem.
I just tried Blockbuster and it doesn't have this problem- though I have never used Blockbuster on this player before so I also had to go through the license agreement.