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.
Pros: Blu Ray movie quality is amazing and this player works well not just with blu ray movies but also makes dvd movies look good too. In addition wifi ready makes things easy to connect to your home network without using wires. I like connecting to my home
Cons: Just have to make sure you do the updates because if you try to play a blu ray movie and your device is out of date the player just would not play the movie properly. And the fact that hulu plus in not supported yet.
"Horrible Software Issues (plays movie discs fine)"
12 April 2011
Pros: Great picture and sound quality from Bluray discs
Cons: - Multiple issues with updating the firmware and software - Slow start up and clunky menu interface. Slow response to cursor/selections - Firmware and software fails to completely update. Have to launch multiple times. - NetCast (WIFI, internet) features
"UNUSABLE,SINCE UPGRADE NO INTERNET CONNECTION POSSIBLE"
8 April 2011
Pros: GOOD USE FOR BLUERAY DISKS
Cons: THE LATEST FIRMWARE UPGRADE HAS MADE THE UNIT UNABLE TO CONNECT WIRELESS TO THE INTERNET. i AM NOW UNABLE TO VIEW MLB ,NETFLEX OR ANY OF THE SITES i EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE WITH THIS UNIT. IT HAS BEES OVER A WEEK SINCE I DISCOVERED THIS AND THE ONLY INF