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.
Summary: Great player for the money, and pretty dag-gone good picture quality on my big LCD TV. I don't watch too many discs, but lean heavily on the DNLA feature, and watch tons of MKV movies. The interface and menus are a tad clunky, but it just takes a little getting used to. I've fiddled with units three times more expensive that don't produce any better quality picture, and my only gripe is that it doesn't play FLAC files.
Summary: I've had my BD570 for about a year and have been very happy with it. The quality and features are great. I use it for Netflix more than anything else, but BD discs play great of course. I wish it had Amazon Instant Video service, but maybe that'll come someday with a firmware upgrade. Other than that I couldn't be happier.
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 started having problems with the player not recognizing rewriteable DVD's recorded in another unit. Note: It had previously played a wide variety of disks previously. After a software update from the approved website slowly more & more disks started to not be recognized. Resolved problem by:******* Unplugged unit over night, initialized it to the factory defaults & did not update the software.
Pros: easy to use, Features/Settings, Quality, enhances definition!