For the latter, one nifty thing about the DVD player (bought for me as my leaving gift from Convergys) is its ability to understand DivX encoded files on UDF (including 2.01 to my slight surprise) and ISO9660 filesystems. So, I can watch various bits of fansubbed anime without having to faff with computers.
Hm... I need to find out who at work to badger to get a wishlist implemented. I keep forgetting what films I wanted to buy.