Bacon, you are intentionally being like Bigman over this, you have failed to say why it is a pain in the ass. Hooking your player to the internet should be no more of a pain in the ass then hooking your computer or your xbox,PS3 etc to the internet. Yet for some reason the blu ray player being hooked to the internet is some huge deal to you.
Come on, it isn't that hard. Hook it to the internet then sit back and watch a movie. If it wants to update it will tell you then download the update.
I find the slowness of some blu ray discs much more of a pain in the ass than taking a few minutes to hook it to the internet and be done with it.