We're considering purchasing a Blue-Ray player. One of the features advertised in some models is the ability to download movies from Netflix, YouTube or your home computer.
Of course, our TiVo HD does these things already. While I like being able to use my computer for extra storage when the TiVo gets too full, I'm not really too crazy about downloads - the picture quality of Netflix downloads seems to be less than SD quality, so usually I'd prefer to wait for the DVD to be mailed.
My impression is that the Netflix downloads on a Blue-Ray are going to look no better than Netflix downloads on my HD-TiVo. Other than playing Blue-Ray disks, there's nothing a Blue-Ray player can do that the TiVo HD can't do. Therefore, the networking feature should not be a criteria when picking a Blue Ray player. Another consideration is that I can't run cable to where the Player will be, so I'd have to pay extra for the wireless bridge to use the networking anyway (I have one for the TiVo already).