Originally Posted by Gary J
Plus he does not understand what streaming is which is not "downloading movies where the movie is downloaded in its entirety ahead of time (like for example overnight), and then once downloaded they can be watched in realtime with an acceptable streaming rate".
I very clearly described two different approaches to downloading movies.
One approach streams in realtime, with a little bit of local buffering. That approach requires sufficient bandwidth, or requires being willing to watch really low-rez video when insufficient bandwidth is unavailable. That approach might work with a firmware update, but would only work for the lucky less-than-half of the U.S. population that has broadband that's fast enough to make the picture quality acceptable. (And now other posters are saying even then it wouldn't work, because some streaming hardware is required in the box that's not in the BD55.)
The other approach--and there are boxes you can buy that do this--have sufficient local storage for entire movies. They can download overnight even on a slow connection, and give the viewer a full-rez movie the next day. That was the approach I said would not work with a mere firmware upgrade, because there is insufficient local storage.
I obviously do understand this stuff, so I don't know why you continue to say I don't. You might go back and read what I actually posted instead of continuing to insult me. I don't know why you've decided to start picking on me, but it's annoying. What did I ever do to you?