Excerpt: I am very glad that the cost of bluray players have decreased in the past few years. After seeing an after Thanksgiving ad indicating that this model player would be on sale, I jumped at purchasing one. I was looking to purchase a portable dvd player at the time, and saw that the cost of this bluray player was the same as a portable dvd player.
Excerpt: We got a HDTV last summer but never stepped into the Blu-Ray arena. I was so impressed with the high definition picture quality from a Blu-Ray disc that I saw from a local electronic store. I wanted one but the price was still too high at the time. Last Thanksgiving and Christmas timeframe, it seems like every store were dumping the Blu-Ray player with some very good sales. We bought a Sony, a Magnavox and this LG BD550.
Excerpt: I must say that this is a pretty good player for the price (under $100). The lack of Wifi may be a deal breaker for alot of people, but my router is placed right near my home entertainment center. Plus I do not like to stream netflix over Wifi. As far as I can tell, this is the same as the lg bd530, but this includes netflix. The only problem I had was updating the firmware, as it did not work the first time. The second time was a charm.
Excerpt: I got this Blu-Ray player free with my purchase of an LG LCD TV. I would not have purchased this player or any blu-ray player at the time because I wasn't looking to get one yet. But since it was free with the TV it was a great deal. It's a really good player. It plays movies fine, can pause and turn off the unit and it will resume where it was stopped. It has a network port in the back to connect to a home network.