Conclusion: The LG is an excellent, cheap, entry-level model, scoring highly with its fast, quiet disc drive and easy YouTube access, without neglecting the essentials - great DVD and Blu-ray playback quality. The straightforward menu structure and the changing colors of the control panel keep operation fun and simple, but you cannot, unfortunately, switch off the display while watching movies in the dark home-theater.
Pros: Excellent 24p movie picture., YouTube access., Fast, quiet disc drive., Bitstream output of HD audio., Easy operation.
Conclusion: The LG BD370 is a nice successor to the original BD300. It's clear that manufacturers need to add more compelling features to their products than just disc playback. Bare-bones DVD players from 3rd-tier makers brought that market down quickly so that the big names couldn't make a profit on even a quality DVD player.
Pros: Fast disc load times., Easy-to-use onscreen interface., If you already have a Netflix acount, the Instant movies don't cost you any extra.
Cons: Network content is highly compressed as best, and doesn't compare to true HD., Videophiles will have little interest in YouTube., Remote is not backlit for use in a dark room., The front USB port requires you to leave a panel open at all times if you want to use BD Live.
The LG BD370 is an excellent entry-level Blu-ray player for any home theatre system.
Good Gear Guide.au
27 April 2010
Summary: The LG BD370 Blu-ray player is an excellent entry-level option. The very good DVD upscaling, Blu-ray movie picture quality, BD-Live connectivity and USB playback already make it worth the price tag, but the ability to connect to YouTube makes this one of the best budget Blu-ray players we've seen.
Pros: Excellent DVD upscaling, very good Blu-ray picture quality, can connect to YouTube, can play and display media from USB 2.0 thumb drives, BD-Live capable
Summary: I always enjoy reviewing a Blu-ray player , one because I do not own one but do have several Blu-ray disc s including several that will not play in a PC with a Blu-ray player , even experts do not know why and two its an excuse to watch Blu-ray movies.
Summary: Considering its price and impressive CV, hopes around here were high for the LG BD370. It has all the features you’d expect from a mid-range Blu-ray player, and even manages to include a USB input and Ethernet socket. The latter gives access to the bonus BD Live content of certain discs and, as the prominent sticker on the machine indicates, allows streaming of YouTube videos (with the usual ‘check with your broadband provider’ caveats).