Originally Posted by yankeeman
is getting movies off the net as good as a bluray or not?
Depends on which provider, what equipment you have, and the content itself. Vudu has various levels from standard def to 1080p HD and 5.1 sound, with a sliding scale of prices. Netflix has some content with 5.1, but only on some devices (PS3, Apple TV, some Panny Blu-ray players.)
Many internet devices and players have wifi built in, or there are dongles that can attach to them. Most work with just a standard ethernet cable, too, and would be my choice if possible.