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.
Summary: If your BD300 has stopped playing regular DVDs, try this simple fix. 1) Go to the LG support site 2) Download the Version 8.11.460 firmware file onto your computer (along with the .pdf instruction file) 3) Extract (unzip) the .zip file 4) Transfer the resulting .ROM file onto a USB memory stick 5)...
Summary: I was waiting for prices to drop on Blu Ray DVD players, but alas I could not wait and purchased the LG BD300 with Netflix streaming. So far I am very pleased with the player. The upscaling on this player seems to be better than my previous LG DVD player that upscaled.
Summary: I bought this player to see if Netflix could be an alternative to cable television movie services. At my TV, I have a coaxial and an ethernet connection, the latter attached to a router. I could not get the item to work through the router, despite talking with Netflix and LG CSRs.
Summary: I've had my BD300 for 2 weeks now an am quite satisfied. Setup was easy and it downloaded a firmware update as soon as it was connected to my network. Blueray is quite good...not the best I've seen but still quite good. Netflix quality is exceptional...very near DVD quality or better.
Summary: We're happy with the LG BD300. It does every thing that was claimed in the marketing material. The "BD live" feature is lame, but it's not the fault of the player, it's just that there is very little compelling content, at least for the handful of bd-live enabled discs that we've purchased.
Great for Blu-Ray but missing WiFi and Netflix is not great
Scott F. Schramm, Amazon
30 December 2008
Summary: The quality of the Blu-Ray disks are great when played back and have played regular DVD's and they are much improved over our older player. As with most any Blu-Ray, you will notice not only the improvement in video but was not expecting such a dramtic increase in sound.
Summary: I got this for Christmas 2008. Almost returned it until I read further along in these reviews. I could NOT get it to update and that is MANDATORY before it will go online to Netflix. I downloaded them manually and did the upgrade by USB flash drive thinking that would fix the network problem.
Summary: I, too, had trouble getting the product to access the internet through a Verizon FiOs Actiontec router. However, I didn't want to reset the router, as other reviewers have suggested, for fear of messing up my home network.