Summary: Just received this device and was setting it up. All seems really intuitive, and easy. Got it connected to wifi network in like 2minutes. Watched a little bit of Wall-E blu ray and the picture is INSANELY clear. However, what am I missing? I go into Netcast and all I see if Youtube, PIcasa and AccuWeather. A main selling point for this purchase was netflix.... I went and updated the software to latest and greatest, still no joy. Anyone have ideas???
Summary: I am disappointed with LG for not providing a fix so I can access Netflix when i am in Canada. I bought the unit back in Nov/Dec 2010 and still nothing. I also bought a Sony player around the same time and it was the same problem. However, within a few months Sony provided a fix. The next time I am buying electronics, guess which manufacturer I will avoid?
Summary: An important thing to know about this unit that other reviewers seem to be unaware of: It severely limits content that is available to you on Netflix. When I inquired about why many of the newer, better videos would not play, I was told by Netlix that they were "not yet encoded" for the LG player. Thinking that would be a temporary thing, I went back and repeatedly tried content to see if it had become available. No luck.
Summary: I purchased this blu-ray after research and a positive review from Consumer Report. I regret buying it. I started having problems early on, when watching instant movies on Netflix, the movie or TV show would just stop in the middle of playing, I would be able to hit play and start where it stopped but it shouldn't do that. I called LG and they sent me a disc that helped the problem for a very limited time, it progressively got worse.
Summary: This blu-ray player was great for the first few months -- until we started buying newer discs. Now, whenever we get a new disc, we waste a lot of time doing research, updating software (which only helps 20% of the time, and at one point even resulted in no longer being able to stream until we reverted to the previous firmware), and calling customer service.
Sold on Amazon but doesn't support Amazon streaming!
Stephen S. Pickering, Amazon
21 October 2011
Summary: Against the advice of friends, I decided to buy a single DVD player with streaming video support - the BD570 - instead of a DVD player and separate Roku box. I assumed a software upgrade would be available to support for streaming from Amazon Prime with this player. According to LG customer support, there will be no such upgrade.
Summary: The issues most people are seeing are due to the Blu-Ray forum's inability to define and mandate a single standard protocol for creation and display of Blu-Ray Audio/video. The "HD" world lost out to the "Blu-ray" world (sort of like VHS and Beta or cassette and 8 track). So from the industry standpoint, if you weren't part of the "Blu-ray" originator world, you have to play catch up every time a new release comes out. Such was the case with me.
Summary: I purchased this product (LG BD570) from another company last year. Well, it worked great, until Disney released new Blu-Rays this year. The new Disney Blu-Rays do not play on the blu-ray player because of a required codex missing. I contacted LG about the problem and they told me that it would cost me $170 plus $69 shipping to install the codex. So it's a great product for Netflix or other things, but if yoou intend on watching new Disney Blu-Rays, avoid.