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.
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.
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.
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.
Blu-Ray is great - but for me it's all about the networking!
David Becker "dibaz", Amazon
23 November 2010
Summary: I'm very pleased with the BD-570 overall. I hadn't planned on buying a Blu-Ray player - standard DVDs look very good played through my upconverting Sony DVD player to my 60" HD TV. Then, about 6 months ago, we dropped HBO and replaced it with a Netflix subscription.
Summary: I ordered a BD570 from Amazon a few weeks ago. The BD570 I bought was used (so I save 10 bucks) but it looks and just like new. And to further strengthen my review, I want to let you know that I own 2 BD570's. I bought one from HHGregg and one from Amazon.
Summary: Starting with the shortcomings: Poor documentation -- does not address or explain playlist use for example. Menu navigation is not intuitive and clunky. Didn't care for the DLNA software (Nero) which is not needed with my Win 7 PC.
Summary: Having reviewed previous LG Blu-ray players, including the vaunted , our expectations for the BD570 were pretty high and happily, LG does not disappoint. While some of LG's competitors (notably Pioneer and Sharp), think audio/video performance is the only thing that matters, LG embraces the idea...
Summary: I have been waiting for this to come out for a few weeks now (seems like longer). I am tired of using stereo cables and s-video to connect my laptop to my TV every time I want to watch something from my computer.
Excerpt: The LG BD570 Blu-ray player is a budget model, but has many great features along with a sleek, stylish design. It's main competitor is the Sony BDP-S370 which is in the same price range and has similar features.
Pros: Sleek stylish design Loads of great features Good detailed images Great budget price