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Cons: Just have to make sure you do the updates because if you try to play a blu ray movie and your device is out of date the player just would not play the movie properly.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.
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. If you have a slow internet connection this player is NOT going to work for you when playing anything over the internet.
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. We watched a few Netflix DVDs, and then I started watching Netflix content on my computer using their terrific network streaming.
Summary: I bought this Blueray player under the expectation that it would be hard to setup based on other reviews. Much to my surprise, it was much easier than others had explained it would be. Sure, you have to set the picture quality to 1080p instead of 1080i but that was unbelievably easy to find and change. Some had said that it was somewhat difficult to setup the wireless capabilities but that wasn't anything frustrating either.
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. As soon as received my product, I updated the product through Wifi. As of the writing of this review, the latest update included the addon of Divx TV--which is internet tv for free. Very nice. What's my take?