Conclusion: This could be a good time to grab an LG BD390, as the price has come down enough to make it a truly good value device. If you decide to take the plunge, you’ll be buying into a fantastic visual feast through the Blu-ray player and there’s enough features – internet and a highly adaptable file support to name but two – to keep you interested for years.
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Conclusion: The BD 390 is a superb device that really can do everything: It delivers a first-class, extremely sharp, and colour-optimised Blu-ray picture, as well as YouTube videos and other multimedia treats. What’s more, the developers have provided every interface the modern home-cinema needs, and the player is quiet and economical.
Pros: Quiet, fast, and economical., YouTube access., Easy multimedia playback via LAN., Perfect film picture with true colour-management., Versatile HD-audio output.
Excerpt: (1 items) LG Electronics BD390When you pop a Blu-ray disc into LG's BD390 , prepare to be impressed. The images it delivered to an HDTV were among the best we've ever seen. And with support for BD-Live, CinemaNow, DLNA, Netflix On Demand, Wi-Fi, and YouTube, the BD390 provides top-flight networking capabilities. Every Blu-ray disc we tried looked better (superb colors and dimensionality) on the BD390 than on our Sony PlayStation 3 reference player.
Pros: Very fast startup, Fantastic Blu-ray image quality, CinemaNow, Netflix, YouTube, and DLNA streaming
Cons: Disappointing DVD image quality, Difficult-to-use remote control
Conclusion: Buying a Blu-ray Disc player has traditionally been all about choices and compromises. Do you want outstanding performance or do you want robust features including a variety of compelling streaming options? With the BD390, you can have it all: integrated WiFi, Netflix, CinemaNow, YouTube and VUDU streaming, top-notch DVD and Blu-ray playback and even multi-channel analog outputs.
Pros: Built-in WiFi (802.11g or 802.11n), BD-Live capable right out of the box with 1 GB of on-board storage, Flexible audio options include multi-channel analog outputs and DTS Re-encode feature, More streaming options than you can shake a stick at including VUDU and Netflix, Excellent DVD upconversion and Blu-ray Playback, Local network streaming capabilities, Fast disc-loading times
Cons: Unexplained incompatibility with 3-channel PCM title, Inadequate configuration options for multi-channel analog outputs, A bit pricey (but you get what you pay for)
Excerpt: Established in South Korea in 1958 under the name of Goldstar, LG Electronics has been manufacturing home appliances and electronics for more than 50 years. In 1995, it acquired Zenith (the company that invented the remote control) and started to gain market share in North America with cell phone technology, digital set-top boxes, and televisions.
Excerpt: We've been frustrated in our pursuit of the LG BD390. Despite numerous requests sent to the company, it's taken ages to make it into our testing rooms. That's not always a good sign. Still, all good things, as they say… The BD390 includes both wireless internet access and a built-in 1GB memory: for now, only Sony's games-orientated PS3 is similarly endowed.
Pros: Excellent picture and sound, best-in-class specification, enhanced connectivity and flexibility over any rival
A feature-rich LG Blu-ray player with integrated Wi-Fi
Good Gear Guide.au
6 March 2010
Summary: If you can overlook its questionable price tag, the LG BD390 Network Blu-ray Disc Player is one of the better options on the market. No other Blu-ray player currently offers the same breadth of features. Shame about the remote control though.
Pros: Integrated Wi-Fi, superb BD image quality, good DVD upscaling, fast load times