I didn't get a reply, so I went to Wally World and picked one up. No regrets...and the claim that it will only upconvert standard DVDs to 1080p is ...well...completely incorrect. I'm using 1080i and the upconversion works just fine.
It took me all of 5 mins to get a movie running and the only thing I had done to prepare is sign up for the 15 day trial. I still haven't looked at the manual.
Since my router is set for DHCP services (and the 1590 defaults to DHCP ON), things worked from the get go...no configuration required in terms of networking. I had the hdmi and router connections (hardwired) in place before I even plugged the unit in. When it came up, it was network ready.
From that point on, it was a simple matter to follow prompts on the TV, grab the "Enable Code" from the screen and enter on the NetFlix site. Within seconds I was receiving a movie.
My connection is 1.5 Mbps. SD quality was less than my best standard dvds, but quite watchable. I have not tried a streaming HD title yet, and don't expect it to work well.
UPCONVERTING SD DVDs:
Contrary to other posts, their is no requirement that the connected TV be 1080p. My 1590 defaulted to 1080i and upconverted the standard DVDs just fine. They look very good on my Samsung 56" DLP (720p), but certainly not any where near as good as Blu Ray or HD DVDs. I played several titles (Standard), and they all upconverted just fine.
Sharp Picture, exquisite sound.
HDMI connection to my Onkyo 605 HT Amp resulted in a True HD 7.1 channel detection. It sounds terrific! (using Star Trek movie series of Blu Rays.) This is some of the best sound I've ever gotten out of my HT setup.
A very good value, feature rich Blu Ray player. Now let's see how it holds up.