Summary: I should preface my review with the fact that much of my pleasure with this product is the low price. I was able to find one used here on Amazon for $20.00. It actually looked brand new and included the remote, the wireless dongle, & the manuals! I primarily wanted it for the Netflix application. I have a Roku box in my living room that I love.
Summary: The LG BD640 is a product I would recommend to friends and relatives for the following reasons - it works! I wanted easy access to Netflix and the LG BD640 was the BEST of three units I have tested. Out of the box, installation, set-up, connection to my Netgear wireless and connection to my Netflix account in less than 20 minutes and IT WORKS! I am able to connect too Netflix without the loss of signal, buffering, "try later" message because of the poor connection.
Summary: This blu ray player works great with my wireless network. Connects easily after initial set up. Netflixs streams clear without any distortion. The dongle protrudes from the front of the unit a bit more than I would like.
I'm still in shock at how great this system really is!
Wayne Lundberg, Amazon
2 December 2011
Summary: After reviewing dozens of comments from other reviewers here online, made the decision to get this LG BD640 network wireless Blu-ray disk player and it was shipped in two days, and about an hour of fiddling with the setup got to see my first movie from Netflix! I was really amazed that everything worked as promised, especially since it involves a USB port and device, plus a home wireless network (already installed and functioning for three computers.
Summary: I was in a hurry to start streaming Netflix. Went to Walmart and payed $108 for a LG BlueRay DVD player, model BD640. So far, after a couple of months of using it almost every night, I am not disappointed with its performance. It can be a little tricky setting up the "dongle" for wireless, but comes with a phone number which I used, and was up and "streaming" in no time. (Be sure and be signed on to Netflix first). I just ordered another one from Amazon for upstairs.
Summary: Okay, so I've been doing some research now for the past month or so trying to get a feel for what I wanted so that I could replace the aging DVD player that our family has been using since the late 1990's. After reviewing dozens of products, and each having their own portion of negative reviews (whether real or paid for by someone who is trying to drive sales toward more higher priced products), I decided that this blu-ray player met all my expectations.
Summary: This little all-in-one Blu-Ray player is great. The set up was easy and the picture quality is fine. I use this to play DVDs and CDs and with the wi-fi attachment I can watch movies on Netflix and I can even check out stuff on YouTube. Admittedly, I have yet to play a Blu-Ray movie, but I will do that soon.
Summary: Final review on the LG BD640- hookup a breeze, network access likewise, really great picture with the Mediabridge HDMI cable, Netflix working perfectly. Upscaling for old DVD's works great too. Nice slim and good looking machine....the single drawback - the 3 inch USB drive that has to be inserted into the front of the machine for wireless access.
Summary: This is what I was looking for. It has almost everything I was looking for. It has wireless/wired connectivity to internet, plays video files(.avi, .mkv etc) and mp3's, photos from flash drive, Netflix and youtube could be played. Initially it didn't play youtube but I did a software update and it worked. Its Easy to setup. Only one thing I am missing is it doesn't support captions/subtitles on Netflix. Hope they will release a software update to solve this.
Easy setup, great performance, great price, two little things
CivWar64 (Bob), Amazon
9 July 2011
Summary: I bought this player since it was on sale and would connect wirelessly to stream movies from Netflix. I've been using my new player for about a month, and it works great with my HDMI-connected HD LCD TV. The setup was very easy...it found my wireless router and accepted the router password and connected right away. I've been using it for Netflix streamed movies, have watched a bunch of them, and have never had a glitch or pause in any of them.