Summary: About 10 months ago I bought an LG BD390. It was an expensive unit. I thought I was getting a quality player. I had a good DVD player, so it only played a couple new Blue Rays and no DVDs. It has played less than 10 movies. It is basically new.
Unit broke after less than six months and infrequent use
25 July 2010
Summary: I purchased this unit at Bestbuy. The setup was relatively easy, although the remote is a pain, and it would be nicer if the remote was lighted. After less than six months, the unit will no longer play any disks.
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.
Summary: I had to set the HDMI audio out to pass-though and spdif to pcm in order to get dolby digital 5.1 to pass through to the coaxial audio out from dvd playback. This seems backwards from what it should be.
Pros: It does really great upscaling of standard DVDs to 1080p. I'm blown away by the quality of this player. Streaming comes through with excellent quality.
Cons: The remote control could provide more convenient control of video playback.
Summary: I'm ashamed to admit...I bought a BD player and I have no BD discs to test yet! I've tested almost every other feature, except BluRay! This would be 5 eggs, except for my file format trouble. If this player's claim to fame is that it can play anything you can throw at it, it falls short.
Pros: Wireless networking is a breeze to set up, no connection problems with wireless N on my end. It DOES seem to have a lousy range (no external antenna), as my laptop can pick up far more networks. But, it connects to my own network (right upstairs) easily, and it's fast. No trouble streaming either...
Cons: JPG display is sloooooooooow. OK, I see a lot of reviews saying that this player will handle any mkv file they can throw at it. They are not throwing enough mkv files at it. There is no support for the .ogm container, and also no support for ogg (vorbis) audio. It won't even play a video if it's ...
Cons: did not work outside of box, received error message "please wait", trouble shooted with LG, they could not resolve problem, recommended I return the unit for service. I'm going to try and arrange return with newegg and purchase a different unit.
Summary: Simply put: the pros tower over the cons. If you don't want to go the playstation route this is the Blu-Ray player you should get.
Pros: This is by far the best individual stand alone Blue-Ray Player on the market right now. I know LG is coming out with a 3-D version sometime this spring, but the wi-fi with Netflix, 1 gb storage, and usb flash drive port makes this a must if you don't want to go the playstation route.
Summary: Get it. Best blu-ray player currently on the market. And I shopped around a lot.
Pros: This player is amazing. Great price too...I got during the Black Friday sale (was about $250 I think) and that was a great deal for this. Plays EVERYTHING! This plays every video format I can throw at it. I have a lot of mkv (HD) video files on an external hard drive. I just plug the drive into t...
Cons: None really. But if I had to come up with something, I'd say the 2 buttons on the front of the device should be switched. The disc tray is on the left of the machine, and the button to eject it is all the way on the right side. The power button is on the left (right next to the drive tray). That ...
Summary: I'm using a wired connection so I can't speak to the reliability, quality or ease of setup of its wireless features. For PC streaming, I tried the included Nero Home Essentials and it worked just fine. It does what it's supposed to do. However, I'm now using Windows Media Player 11 (WinXP) instead.
Pros: Video quality is excellent - Blueray discs load quickly - Netflix steaming is easy to set up and works flawlessly - Easy to set up media streaming from my PC. I'm very happy with the purchase.
Cons: Not so great streaming music from a PC. It works just fine but lacks the ability to shuffle songs. Also, while watching a video, if you accidentally press next track rather than fast forward, it will queue up the next movie without confirmation.
Summary: I don't think you can go wrong with this unit... keep an eye out for sales and snatch one up when the price is right.
Pros: I like!!! I thought maybe I'd have to still put together a HTPC, but with this, I can just link it to my NAS or even the other PC's in the house and pull videos right from them... video jukebox with a remote. And the picture?? Excellent on the 55inch LG 240Mhz LED big screen. Makes movie night so...
Cons: It would have been nice to put a dual band radio in so you could have the 2.4 and 5ghz freqs available. (As a solution, I plan on linking two Linksys WRT610N dual band wireless routers running DD-WRT, one as an AP, and the other as a bridge to wired clients (the BD player, and my receiver, and my...