You miss-read. What I meant is that you should have cable modem, router and main distribution switch at the cable entrance point to your house. You can use other network switches elsewhere. But to take a cable modem out of the entrance point through RG6 to an office desk elsewhere is not an optimum choice.
Gotcha. Anyway, all your wires should go into one central place, be it basement of 2nd floor so that you can have a central location for distribution. This is where the cable modem will be located along with router and network switches, not on some office desks elsewhere.
I saw a post earlier from someone who successfully used 3tb HDD. The key is properly format the drive and make sure it has only one partition. Most external HDDs come with a hidden partition to perform other tasks like backup. So, you may have to re-format it on a PC. The player supports FAT/FAT32/exFAT and NTFS without security.
HDMI will be waste of money unless it is a short run from wall mount to the bottom of the wall with a socket. Anything longer will require expensive ($$$) cables and no guarantee of working. Like others have mentioned, make sure you have enough Cat5/6 cable runs. They can be used later for either HDBase-T (HDMI over Ethernet) or whole house audio installation.
Last time I was there, no 2014 players yet.Based on past model naming, it would be called BX620. But Costco never carry top of line models for Sony (e.g. S790 never showed up). So it is not clear if 6200 will ever come to Costco.
The problem is in order to keep the price of these players down, Sony has to sacrifice in both software licenses (as in no Dolby multi-channel Decoding) and hardware.How Netflix streaming react to bandwidth demand is up to the software and too quick of change will annoy heck out of viewer. 10mbps DSL is hardly called broadband these days. My cell phone data connection runs twice of your DSL speed There are quite a few post early about Amazon player issues (need pause and...
The bad performance of Amazon player by many here is a clear evidence that these Sony players just don't have enough RAM to smooth out the poor broadband service problems. While Amazon player stutters, Netflix automatically scale down the resolution. So, in a word, this is not the player for you if you have a subpar internet connection.