My rating isn't based on the units performance, because I wouldn't know. It has the logos for Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, etc. on the box that lead me to believe it was Wi-Fi ready. Maybe that was my fault but no where on the box did it say it needed an Ethernet connection to use these services. In fact the instructions didn't mention it either and I didn't even know it used an Ethernet cord until after I took it back and did some research. When I hooked it up and went to setup, the icon for Wi-Fi was grayed out and when I clicked it, it said I needed a "dongle" to receive a wireless signal. The instruction booklet said nothing about this "dongle", but when I looked online I found it is an accessory that costs around $40 and is only made by Samsung. Again, it said nothing about plugging it into Ethernet or I might have moved my modem. Should I have known by the price? Actually no, because I've never bought a Blu-ray player before. My Ethernet is upstairs in my office and my other Blu-ray player #that was a gift# is wi-fi enabled; I thought they all were these days. I won't recommend this unit simply because it does not tell you anywhere #except when you go to setup# that you need additional equipment. I also don't like making returns and this one was unnecessary and inconvenient.
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