This is a DVD player, like a CD player, it produces a low level output that needs further amplification ( such as a receiver or amplifier ). If your Samsung is a home theater system , not just speakers themselves, it should work by cabling the BluRay player directly to your home theater system (preferred for audio) or directly to your TV inputs.
Of course, even on a non-hdtv. I put it on my Mom's old 2,000 lbs. LG Flatron, 37 inches, using a composite cable that comes with the BD player, no problems whatsoever, except maybe loosing some image from the sides because of the tv's 4:3 aspect ratio.
Interesting question and I was hoping for that myself, but looking at prices around on the net it seems that there are several other retailers (Best Buy included) that are offering this $50 "rebate" included in their price and also come in at around $94-100. The Amazon site does say that the rebate is included in the price and they also include a $20 video credit which reduces the value price of the unit to $74. Pretty good deal and puts this unit right at the price-point that I was looking for.
I'm still working on this but it appears that it will start at the point you left off if you put it in quick start mode. The unit will draw some power while off in this mode. For some reason this "feature" is not discussed in the manual nor did Sony support seem to know about it when I questioned them about whether the unit had any position memory. I will continue to investigate this and let you know what I find out. I'm amazed that position memory is not a standard feature in all DVD players. It was availale in my previous player and I used it all the time. By the way, Sony support suggested I use the fast-forward feature. Wish I'd though of that.
It appears Netflix does not have their entire library w/ subtitles. Based on a brief internet search, they plan an having their entire library subtitled by 2014. However, titles that do have subtitles can be accessed with this player.