It should work properly out of the box and it doesn't
16 January 2011
Summary: I have had two LG Blu-ray players now, and neither one of them has worked really well. If it were just for the add-on features, it would be a nice player. However, I personally bought this to "watch blu-ray movies.
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".
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.
Pros: It does everything well except for what I bought it for, the wireless functionality.
Cons: Drops the wireless connection and it won't reconnect until the router is reset to factory defaults and password is changed. It worked great for 9 days, but now every time it's turned off and on, the wireless connection has to be reset. I have a trendnet tew652rb wireless n using wpa2 security and...
Summary: I set up the blue ray player and thought I could watch a movie within seconds. In reality, this took much longer. I turned it on and tried to press eject. It wouldnt open. I tried turning it off again. It wouldnt turn off.
Summary: newegg accepted my return for refund in full, no hassle, no restock fee. Thanks newegg
Cons: this unit has serious internal Wi-Fi issues. It's built in wi-fi is unreliable, and does not like the newer dual-band n routers. It will auto-drop you at 5.0, and is only somewhat stable at 2.4-sometimes. Not great at all for video streaming which is what you buy this for. If you want to wire it ...
Summary: Loaded my first blu-ray disc and it couldn't get by the movie's security code. Called tech support and downloaded latest software update. Still didn't work. Took disc back to Blockbuster and got a replacement. Still wouldn't play.
Summary: Blu Ray was the not ready for prime time DVD players requiring regular firmware updates to eliminate bugs and player failures. I have been waiting for a new firmware update from LG so that I can play movies like Michael Jackson's "This Is It" "Gamer" and a dozen other movies.