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LG BD550
6.1 out of 10

LG BD550

LG BD550 The LG BD550 is a Blu-ray player that supports 108 Read more

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Reviews and Problems with LG BD550

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Overall 4
4.0

It works... But that's all

Nathan Bontrager, Amazon
1 April 2013
  • Summary: It works okay, but the apps are very lackluster. The netflix app in particular is very slow making it difficult to navigate. One of the things that make it slow as well is the responsiveness of the remote. Try searching a title by typing it in? It takes forever. Plays bluray and DVD good, but because of the apps I would not purchase again...
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Overall 4
4.0

Issues streaming with Netflix

Heather Wilson, Amazon
25 July 2011
  • Summary: We purchased this Blu-ray player and had it for approx. 60 days before deciding to send it back due to it's on going issues with Netflix streaming. Some videos would stream, others it would completely lock up during the retrieving process where you couldn't do anything with it except unplug and reboot the system again. We tried the same videos that caused the LG to lock up on our Wii and they would stream fine.
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible design if you are planning to use wireless

D. Bolar, Amazon
11 July 2011
  • Summary: There is only one USB port on the unit to plug in the wireless adapter and it is on the FRONT of the unit. This causes the adapter to stick out 2-3 inches from the face of the unit and obstructs access to the power button. I have used many previous LG players and have been very happy with the simple menus and controls, but because of this design flaw, I cannot use this player. I am now using the and am very happy with the built-in wireless performance.
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Overall 4
4.0

Recieved a Lemon

R. Borden, Amazon
19 February 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this in November (2010) as a Christmas gift for the whole family. Everyone was very excited, especially with the internet features allowing for Netflix, Pandora and more. After a month of "normal" use the device began to act funny. Often when streaming a movie or music the screen would go "pink", then the sound would go out or the screen would freeze altogether.
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Overall 4
4.0

Netflix Streaming Problems

max c finch jr, Amazon
31 December 2010
  • Summary: I cannot recommend this item for purchase. The LG BD550 has a flaw in the unit where it has difficulty streaming video. If you are looking to subscribe to Netflix, VUDU, etc. look for another unit. I am technically proficient and spent several hours (including a very slow firmware update session) trying to resolve the problem. It had a dedicated cable modem internet connection with excellent bandwidth. LG support blames Netflix.
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Overall 4
4.0

This model is defective too often

J. L. Glass, Amazon
18 December 2010
  • Summary: I have read reviews on here and on the Best Buy website about this LG model to confirm my own experience with it: it is a seriously defective piece of machinery. After a few days of working fine, I encountered exactly the same problems noted in many other reviews.....the player freezes up, or the picture flickers on and off, or the unit powers down and can't be used again unless you unplug it.
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Overall 4
4.0

PHANTOM POWER PROBLEM

New Screen, Amazon
28 November 2010
  • Summary: The BD550 (bought for Netflix instant and didn't get the wireless because I had a bridge and streaming better on ethernet) is a great bargain and easy to set up. However, I have had a weird problem with Netflix. On certain shows, the machine will power off when loading or in the first minute of streaming. When I power back on and try to reload, it will power off at the precise same point.
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Overall 4
4.0

not too happy with BD550

Grizzrob "Grizzrob", Amazon
28 July 2010
  • Summary: I'm an LG fan - have two LG TV's and a BD370 that I am real pleased with. Got the BD550 to work on TV 1 and move the older BD370 to TV2. Unit ships with 1080i as the default resolution, and when it is changed to 1080p the display pops, flashes and eventually the unit powers off. 1080p with the older BD370 works fine on TV1, but not with the BD550, so I know it's not a TV or cable problem.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: I bought this Blu-Ray Player less than a week ago and it works great with all movies EXCEPT BLU-RAY!!! With Blu-Ray it freezes up, looses sound and pauses with every Blu-Ray movie I have watched. Sad to return it because when it isn't frozen up it has great picture and I really like all the menu options and the appearance.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Walmart
20 July 2010
  • Summary: I bought this Blu-Ray Player less than a week ago and it works great with all movies EXCEPT BLU-RAY!!! With Blu-Ray it freezes up, looses sound and pauses with every Blu-Ray movie I have watched. Sad to return it because when it isn't frozen up it has great picture and I really like all the menu options and the appearance.
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