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Cons: Just have to make sure you do the updates because if you try to play a blu ray movie and your device is out of date the player just would not play the movie properly.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.
Pros: I wanted a player for my mkv files as well as Netflix. I had some issues at first with Netflix but as soon as I upgraded the firmware my problems went away.
Cons: It took four tries before the firmware upgrade actually downloaded and installed. Each time took nearly an hour before it would crap out. The final attempt that worked took well over an hour to download and install.