Summary: I first learned about this product through a netflix advertisement in the mail. I rushed out to the store to buy it because it offered the capability of streaming netflix movies. (I have netflix, and netflix has 'instant watch' for PC users only, and I use Apple computers, so this was my way of watching instant watch netflix movies over the internet) Once I bought the DVD player, I learned that it did not come with Wi-Fi and I would have to plug the DVD player into an...
Summary: First the good. It plays Blu-ray and (most) DVDs like it ought to with excellent video quality. It has the 7.1 sound output it ought to have. It looks nice. It hooks up to Netflix (sometimes) and plays back those programs at pretty good quality. The not so good. The internet network hook up is tenuous at best. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I'll troubleshoot the network, and it's always fine, it's the LG player that has problems.
Summary: Comments about LG Electronics BD300 Network Blu-ray Disc Player: It plays every format imaginable, but I just can't recommend any Blu-ray player that isn't a PS3. The world is about multifunction devices now, this seems so 20th century.
Pros: Backwards Compatible, DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Good Connections
Summary: I bought this player, looking forward to HD movies and Netflix. When I got the player, it constantly indicated it was connected to the Internet, but then failed to use the connection. For instance, it indicated it found a firmware update, but any attempt to download it, resulted in an error downloading the file, because it could not connect. Updates via USB key worked fine. I had similar results with Netflix. The Instant Queue appeared without images.
Summary: I may be underrating this product IF in fact the problem I am having is related to my network & not the LG300.
Problem is though, I don't feel guilty as LG tech support has been crap in helping me.
The BluRay functionality on this proudct is top notch.
It sucks you have to buy a memory stick to get BluRay Live working (cheap!) but you can get them for $10 at Best Buy. Load time is fast. Look & feel of unit is great. The remote is suprisingly light & nicely made as well.
Summary: I received my BD300 last monday and so far am loving most of it. The Blue ray quality is outstanding, and setup and operation is very simple. The first thing I did after I connected everything and turned it on was have to figure out how to manually change the resolution without being able to see what I was doing. For whatever reason the player incorrectly guesses the wrong resolution for my tv(an LG flatpanel via hdmi) so it's always initially out of sync.