ANOTHER CRASHED LG BD300 - No Service - do not buy
P. Smargiassi, Amazon
16 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.
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: A nice product with nice features at a good price, BUT after a few months it began having issues playing regular DVDs (while still playing BluRay fine). After a few more weeks it refused to play ANY regular DVD.
Summary: Purchased this unit last Christmas and was very pleased with its performance, UNTIL a firmware upgrade caused the unit to malfunction. Now, like many, many, many other disgruntled customers, I am forced to pay the company to fix the problem.
Summary: We got the LG BD300 for Christmas. It worked fine for two months, but after a firmware update for streaming YouTube videos it would not play DVDs anymore. It plays BluRay discs and the Netflix streaming function still works, but it will not play DVDs.