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.
Summary: It works. Has some nice features. Is responsive. And seller is prompt. Very prompt. Not much more you could say. The only real issue I have isn't really even an issue for most people. I like having subtitles. And obviously on discs and such subtitles work just fine. But on the internet services like Netflix subtitle support is not available for this player nor do they plan on adding it. So if you want subtitles on the internet features, avoid this product.
Summary: Had this for several months now and it works great. Connected to my wireless network with ease. Got Netflix working in 15min. DVDs look great, haven't tried many Blu-rays yet. Looking for a wireless enabled Blu-ray for a good priced this is it. Make sure the USB wireless dongle is included in your item.
Summary: I've owned the LG BD640 for 2 weeks now and am pleased with it. Internet setup was simple, just follow the instructions. Everything works well. It plays all DVD's and plays AVI MPEG and MKV files thru the USB port. I suggest that you power down before you switch between a USB memory stick and the wireless dongle as it seems to help the processor recognize the change faster. Remember to set the resolution then screen type in the settings menu.
Summary: I had been on the lookout for an LG Blu-ray player to go with my LG television (not purchased on Amazon). When this player went on sale, it was an easy decision to pick it up. While it did not have built-in wireless (which was important for streaming Netflix), I figured the provided wireless USB plug would be good enough. I was right...for the most part. The Pros: - It was very easy to setup. It took all of 5 minutes and reading through the instructions.
Summary: It's a nice base model by LG. Word 'network' is misleading as it cannot play media saved on a network. It can connect to the network to access internet, and stream internet content such as Netflix, Youtube, etc. It is not DLNA certified (couldn't believe for a product as latest as this one). Only one USB port, which will be occupied if you want to connect it wirelessly (with supplied USB dongle). Setup is much easier and straight-forward than a Sony BD player.