vferrari, as you state so diplomatically, everyone's situations and needs are different. But as electronic devices continue to converge, and prices continue to plummet, "stand alone" devices may not be the most cost effective solution.
A Samsung Blue Ray DVD player with FULL internet browser can be had for $99 USD, or less. An inexpensive lap top with wifi/B T and HD HDMI out might be a good solution.
BTW, I have a Netflix subscription, and I usually stream content with a Wii console. I also have an Acer Aspire 1410 notebook. Out of curiosity, I streamed the Netflix content through my Acer instead of the Wii. There was a very noticable improvement in video quality when streaming through the Acer.