Excerpt: In June my DVD player started giving me a lot of problems (even though I only had it less then 2 years!) so I decided to just get a new one. (It was really cheap anyway - I guess you get what you pay for.) The more I thought about it though, the more I thought it would make more sense to invest in a Blu-Ray player (since DVD is going the way of VHS - In my honest opinion). Besides, I watch A LOT of movies and I deserve something good!
Excerpt: We purchased this blu-ray player using a Best Buy gift certificate we earned with our credit card reward points, so technically we didn't have to pay anything for it, but after using it, I would certainly pay money for it! I love the picture quality when watching Blu-Rays of course, but it's also great with DVDs! I love the USB feature, too. Our young girls are rough on DVDs, so we like to copy them (dont' worry, just for our own use) and put them on a hard drive.
Excerpt: I got this as a gift (awesome gift!) and year ago and haven't looked back. This was one of the first Blu Ray players to offer Netflix streaming capability and now that I've had that a year I can't imagine not having it. It's funny, I use the player more for streaming videos than playing Blu Rays or even DVDs. Blu Ray discs do look good and you can certainly tell the difference with sharp, clean images.
Excerpt: This is a pretty fast blu ray player. I hate waiting around for things to load, and the loading / bootup speeds are comparable to the PS3 / Oppos. It is a little fidgety loading discs though. Sometimes it spits out perfect looking discs and tells me it's unrecognizable. It has a nice looking sleek reflective blue front panel. The left portion of it flips down to reveal the tray. The tray is a bit flimsy looking ( feels a little filmsy too ), but gets the job done.
Excerpt: I love this thing!!! I got one last christmas (08) and Ive loved it ever since. In conjunction with my new Samsung TV its amazing! You get netflix, as long as you have a subscription, it connects to the internet and the picture and sound that come out of this thing is incredible, It was expensive, thats why I asked for it in my christmas list, lol. Anyways, for me just having the netflix on the thing has paid for itself. It stylish, and so easy to use.
Support is AWFUL. Support staff not knowledgeable. Unable to get Netflix, or connect to Internet.
Larry Wurn, Amazon
15 July 2010
Summary: I have owned this unit for eight months. As a DVD player, it's really fine - good quality picture and sound. Most everything we've played on it has been Blu-Ray, so I can't speak to up-converting regular DVDs. Problem is that it frequently loses the Internet connection. I have called in about five or six times, to have techs walk me thru the set-up, again and again. Finally, after 30 - 40 minutes, they would get it to connect. Last night, it happened again.
Summary: I bought this player after what I would consider somewhat exhaustive research into the merits of several brands. This one seemed to have a lot of features and excellent reviews overall. I've had it for about a week, and every day I'm even more satisfied than I was the day before! First, the obvious: The unit is easy to set up, the menus are easy to follow and it interfaces beautifully via HDMI with my Sony Bravia XBR LCD television.
Summary: Picked this up from Amazon a couple of weeks ago. The player was a snap to set up and worked very well. Streaming quality from Netflix is okay (not great picture but I am not picky about perfect picture).With the unlimited plan you get a huge number of movies and shows to stream. Other streaming services worked well with my my WRT54GL. Occasional slowdowns and hiccups. Reads tons of file types, although it will not work with an iPod. So here's the deal breaker.
Summary: Worked well for just over three months. Then image starting disappearing altogether. LG, who know how flimsy their stuff is better than anyone else, only warranty their products for 90 days. WHY? Because they break shortly thereafter. That's how shoddily built they are. Three long, tedious phone calls to customer service to get it serviced, have to pay $69 plus shipping two ways just to have it looked at. And it will probably break again in 90 days.
Summary: While this unit was working I would have given it 4-5 stars. Easy to use, great sound and picture, nice looking, love the netflix and youtube. However, I bought it on July 3, 2009 and it has pretty much stopped playing Blu-rays as of Jan 9, 2010. By "pretty much stopped" I mean it will sometimes play a disc, but it's totally random. And more often than not it doesn't. The online features still work fine, but $350 is insane for a 6 month Blu-ray player.