Originally Posted by luclin999
Does anyone who has the 2550 use it to stream Netflix content over a wireless connection?
I am considering one of these for both the Blu-Ray playback as well as netflix streaming however I don't have any way to run a cat5 cable to where the player would be located and would have to use a wireless connection.
Also, does the graphics processor in this model do a good job upconverting standard definition Netflix content?
Do you have power outlets near your Broadband connection, and where your Samsung 2500/2550 will be?
If so, then use powerline adapters found at Best Buy, or other places. The Belkin's are currently on Clearance, and can be found for about $64 for a pair of powerline adapters that are rated upt to 85 Mbps download, which is more than ample for streaming(3Mbps download will get you HD).
This is the best way to go, as I have always found wired much more reliable then wireless in almost any type of streaming or so forth.
The HQV processor does a great job with the picture and upconverting signals from regular DVD's, and SD content from Netflix Streaming(HDMI connection set at 1080p).
But it also depends on your display. If you have a 46" or bigger, you might feel the picture is "yuck" with SD streaming and DVD's upconverted, no matter what you do.
I always feel if the display is calibrated well by you, or a pro, everything looks pretty darn good. Some SD/DVD's, are better than others, and Blu-Ray will look just gorgeous.
But that is the way I would go. Get powerline adapters by either Belkin(on Clearance), or netgear(MUCH more expensive).
If you already have a router, wired or wireless, then connecting the powerline adapters is SUPER EASY. Just Plug and Play. Just make sure you connect them directly to the wall socket, and not have a powersurge/powerstrip in the way because it will not work at all in that setup.