ANOTHER CRASHED LG BD300 - No Service - do not buy
P. Smargiassi, Amazon
15 February 2010
Summary: I bought this player in Dec. 2008. Through the year it started dropping the network connection. It got worst and worst until it would not work with Netflix or youtube. Now the DVD player is broke. SO IT IS A BOAT ANCHOR. The Warranty is a joke.
Summary: Just a note to all the folks who own this now discontinued DVD player...the latest firmware upgrade kills this machine's ability to play regular DVDs. Blu Ray still works, but I have 98% 'regular' DVDs and now this unit is useless and LG wants $[...] for an out of warranty repair.
Summary: I'm not sure if it's the firmware updates, or simply poor quality laser heads for the player, but after THREE months, it stopped reading regular DVDs. After SIX months, it stopped playing Blu-Ray disks.
Firmware upgrades fry the ability to play regular DVD's
Mike Jaeger "Sturmer88", Amazon
26 September 2009
Summary: I can't believe i went with LG. Like so many others here I was quite happy at first. I loved the Netflix streaming, youtube, DIVX, and Bluray movies. However it's now just under 4 months and it no longer plays DVD's and rarely plays Bluray movies.
LG BD300 Network Blu-ray Disc Player STOPS PLAYING DVDS
J Hague "JoAnn", Amazon
17 September 2009
Summary: I want to add my voice to the one-star reviewer whose LG BD300 blu-ray player stopped playing DVDs. Ours stopped, too. It still plays blu-rays, but forget DVDs. LG will "repair" the problem for $69 (plus parts if you are past the one-year parts warranty period).
Summary: I have had this Lg for about 3 weeks now.I mainly wanted it for the Netflix streeming and wireless capability,why not upgrade to Blu-Ray too all in one machine! The wireless set up was easy I entered the password for my Linksys WRT54GT router and it was online in no time!
Summary: I'd been interested in this unit since it was announced earlier in the year. The delivery point was so far off I'd completely forgotten about it. I happened to see it while browsing at a local electronics chain. I decided to purchase it there since Amazon said it took 2 to 5 months to ship.
Summary: Man, just get this thing. Words can't describe how cool the device is! I purchased it with LG's 60" plasma and the entire experience out of this world! The Blu-Ray movies just leave you speechless! The Netflix works terrific on this unit.
Summary: I have an early production version of this and tested it for a few weeks. It has the best of blu ray and the best of the Roku player - except for one flaw - the idiots forgot to include the wifi capability found on the Roku player.