Speaking of network stuff, I turned on the NTP (network time protocol) option and it picked up the time, which was a good confirmation of the connectivity.
Boot time from standby (red led) to a menu is about 40 seconds. It says "Load" on the display and the HDMI output is off / not usable.
I checked my network logs on this boot, and saw it hit NTP servers on boot.
Next, I hit System Update, and it says no need to update (latest firmware installed)
Checking my router logs, the request went to:http://188.8.131.52
For rigour, the log really said protocol TCP and port www, which just means what I typed above.
Now, when I type that into my browser, I get a pop-up which has lots of unprintable characters (probably need to set my locale to Korea), and then when I hit ok, I got redirected to:http://liveupdate.blurayplayer.samsung.com/login.jsp
Which is a page for the DVD Division Administrator System. Not sure what good this does, but hey, I'm just being, well, me...