Summary: I have had this player for over a year, perhaps two. I no longer am sure when or for how much I bough it. It has been a very reliable electronic appliance for my family. We use it mainly for the "Home-Link" feature -- LG's name for LAN-based digital media sharing. I run a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain at home, and have a dedicated RAID with redundancy for my video library.
Pros: Connects to Windows SMD/CIFS Shares, WIFI, Attractive Design, Simpilink works with current LG TV, Plays majority of Digital File formats: MP4, MKV...
Cons: Netflix App has no search function, Some titles in Netflix app are slow to resolve to HD, and may need up to 5 minutes to eliminate jerky motion.
Summary: This is my first venture into Blu-Ray but I did not jump right into the purchase. After months of researching I decided this one best fit my needs. It was so easy to set up (I have it hooked up to a LG55LH90 HDTV) as it pulls the television over to it when the Blu-Ray is turned on. I have it hard-wired to my LAN so I cannot speak as to the quality of the wireless. Netflix has been seamless and Pandora has quickly become my favorite feature about this device.
Summary: I was torn between the Samsung bd-c6500 and this LG player. I chose the samsung because I have had pretty good success in the past with Samsung ---terrible mistake. The samsung would not stay connected to my network---and I had just bought a brand new Netgear router-their latest model. I had the samsung for 1 day and was so frustrated, I immediately boxed it up and sent it back to Amazon and ordered the LG570.
Summary: Almost every Blu-ray disk that we have tried to play in this player skips, including "Toy Story 3", "Inception", and "Despicable Me". Most often, the movie plays fine for the first 75% of the movie, then it will suddenly start skipping. It seems to skip to the next "chapter". It might do this several times for the remainder of the movie. And yes, I have installed the most current firmware. When it works, the picture quality is excellent.
Summary: Why such a poor review? Because the extra features of this player (the wireless performance, as well as wired performance) is poor. Let me explain. The BD570's features include wireless networking capability. With this is LG's claim that this will play well with home networking such as DLNA and CIFS/SAMBA/SMBA support for Windows. This thing is supposed to play h.264 mkvs and mp4, as well as mp3's.
You must do the software updates sequentially, don't skip to the latest
31 December 2010
Summary: I too spent extra hours getting this player to work because of the software update problems. The wifi update failed after 45 minutes of downloading (people posted rumors that LG servers are overwhelmed). So I went to the very, and I mean extremly poor, LG website and found the software updates. Most of their pdf guides don't download, it's poorly done.
Great Player, Broadband Only for Network Capibilities
Obsidian "Obsidian", Amazon
6 December 2010
Summary: I purchased this through Amazon over 6 months ago. For the first 4 months I only used the network features of this unit, they worked so well I didn't need to put an optical disc in the player. After using the optical drive I feel I can finally give this a realistic review. If you have a slow internet connection this player is NOT going to work for you when playing anything over the internet.
Summary: I own Sony BDP-570 and LG BD570. I found them both equally good in terms of load time, picture quality, upscaling. They both have online streaming support that most people care about like netflix, pandora, vudu. Sony has more choice for online streaming such as NPR videos and Quriosity. But I will think that LG will soon add those with the software update.
Solid hardware, software / interface is a lacking...
East Bay J, Amazon
1 December 2010
Summary: This item inspired me to write my first review. I purchased blu-ray player when Microsoft decided to 'upgrade' the software on my xbox 360, which broke my ability to playback high definition (1080) mp4 files smoothly. My primary use for this blu-ray player is for playback of video files using a DLNA server, specifically the . Before I forget you should know that I use a wired network and have not tried streaming video files over wifi.