Conclusion: With Blu-ray players, it's only natural to want to split hairs on video performance, trying to squeeze every last drop of detail out of Blu-ray Discs. But the fact is that the differences between the performance of different players on 1080p/24 Blu-ray Discs (which encompass the vast majority of available titles) are fairly minimal. Even an average Blu-ray player represents a huge quality upgrade over standard def DVD.
Pros: Netflix Online Streaming and YouTube access without a PC, One of the quickest Blu-ray players to load Blu-ray Discs and standard DVDs, Decent Upconversion of Standard Def content
Cons: Unable to properly de-interlace 1080i content on Blu-ray Disc to 1080p, Odd placement of USB port for BD-Live, No on-board decoding of DTS-HD
Excerpt: LG has been one of the most innovative companies out there championing Blu-ray. Early in the format war, LG tried twice to provide a solution for consumers with combo Blu-ray/HD DVD players. While its first attempt didn’t support HD DVD’s full capabilities, the follow-up BH200 was a fully functional player for both formats. It was Bonus View capable and offered Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, and 24p playback for both formats.
Conclusion: There's also a serious lack of image stability. As Meryl Streep writhes around on a rooftop singing the theme tune to Mamma Mia ! there's noticeable judder around her dark blue dungarees. Edges become frayed with any sudden movement. DVD playback is hindered by noise and a lack of sharpness. Throughout Babylon AD , Vin Diesel's face looks ill-defined and the slightest movement causes this player serious aggravation.
Pros: Attractive menus, Profile 2.0 support
Cons: Blu-ray and DVD images look substandard, sound quality isn’t much to shout about either