It makes sense for a person with a lot of VHS tapes (VCR's don't exist) or someone who likes to tape often and can still find blank VHS. It's more practical than a DVD / VCR combo since it costs about the same and does all.
I however would have gone up the chain a bit and bought a wi-fi unit. Ethernet cables make baby jesus cry.
I still don't get why in this day and age blu ray and wifi are so far apart. It's a wifi world and the blu ray spec was built around connectivity. Cheap wireless cards retail for around 30-40 bucks and probably wholesale in mass quantities for pennies. It's just lazy for the manufacturers not to include it. Then there's Samsung, LG, and Panasonic which have the "ready" devices that require an extra dongle which usually runs 100 dollars give or take. For that money I'll just get a PS3 and be done with it. At least Sony players will accept and wifi dongle (or so I'm told by sony tech support).
In short I'd recomend the Sony bdp-s370 which is wifi ready and get a 25 dollar USB adapter from Staples.
Nun sacciu, nun vidi, nun ceru e si ceru durmiv.
I know nothing, I see nothing, I wasn't there,
and if I was there, I was asleep.