Cons: Just rubbish unit used to get hot failed just after 3 months so was out of warranty.. Watch out for lame LG warrantys Tech support said thy would help and kept saying w will send you shipping labels which never arrived LG never again
Summary: The unit does everything promised, the biggest shortcoming is on Amazon's end. They still have not made this machine compatible with amazon prime service. This seems a problem with early adoption of technology in general.
IF Basic DVD's Is The Rule Over Exception Right Now; DON'T RISK A FIRMWARE UPDATE!! (UPDATED, 8-12-11)
Derwin White "DKW Music", Amazon
30 June 2011
Summary: LG BD590 250GB HD Network Blu-ray Disc Player The unit itself exceeds ALL expectations, and does MORE than I'll EVER need it to do. The ONLY caveat is, that doing a downloaded Firmware update (the 4-11 version from LG BD-590 "Support" page) messed up MY unit for playing back regular DVD movies, and...
Summary: The first time you turn the unit off and then back on, it may say you need to format the harddrive again. Just click on NO. Now you can enter the harddrive section and you will notice that instead of the old 248gigs free, you now have 1996gigs of free space. Now you can use your unit like normal.
Pros: Want to upgrade the internal harddrive to 2TB from the stock 250g? Then read on step by step. Here is the drive specs to follow when ording a new harddrive for the unit. Standard SATA and SATA power connector. New drive can be 3.5inch and full height. (Stock drive is half height), If you use a 2....
Cons: 01 Connect BD590 to internet and upgrade it's software. 02 With it unpluged, remove the 3 black screws on the back. 03 Remove back/top cover. 04 Remove 4 screws holding the harddrive bracket in place. 05 Unplug harddrive power and sata cable. 06 Remove harddrive and bracket together. 07 Turn hard...
Summary: If your having network issues using the wireless setup, make sure your encryption level is set so the unit can handle it. If your encryption is set too high it'll cause the unit to not connect to your network.
Pros: Does everything I need it to do, stream movies from my server, web apps, upconvert DVD's. I especially liked the earlier review where someone removed the 250 gig hard drive and upgraded it to a 2 Terabyte model. I plan to do this when the warranty runs out though. The menu is simple and effective...
Cons: The only Con I can think of is when you update the firmware it's really slow, I know it's downloading RAW files not zipped which causes the slowness but I have an 18 M download speed and it took over 30 minutes to download a 90 meg file and another 20 minutes for the unit to update itself.
Summary: I've seen a lot of postings about this player shutting down. Any system using a hard drive is prone to the possibility of such failures. I'm surprised that I haven't seen more about this remedy in the forums. This system is quite a package even without the hard drive.
Pros: I haven't played any DVDs in it yet, but the Blue Rays I play are far more crisp than on the DVD player I normally use - and I have top-of-the-line DVD players. It streams from Netflix very well and I have loaded up the hard drive with music, videos, photos and anything else I can throw at it. It...
Cons: Recently, the system would shut down when accessing the hard drive. I'd select a song or video and it would freeze, then shut down. I eventually just unplugged the hard drive and VOILA!! Plays blue rays, streams everything from everywhere again, like new. I've since ordered another hard drive to ...
An Endless series of problems... Won't play Blu Rays!
Garan Grey "Garan Grey", Amazon
31 March 2011
Summary: I thought I would be in good shape getting LG's top of the line TV and BRP, but no... And just four months later they have newer models out.. DON"T buy it! This unit is far too much trouble. I got this with an LG 47LE8500 just before Christmas. Both are disappointments.
Summary: Latest firmware did not resolve the issue. Owners must hope that LG will eventually come up with a fix.
Pros: Supports most streaming services. Easy setup. Fair price.
Cons: Blu-ray playback problems. This and other LG Blu-ray disc players have trouble with playback of discs from several manufacturers / publishers. The player will either skip ahead or momentarily lock-up (i. e. freeze).
Summary: One of the best purchases I've made in a while, even if it was "accidental". The funny thing is is that I haven't even used it as a blu ray player yet. I would have paid the same for it without the blu ray capabilities.
Pros: I bought it with another purchase because i needed a blu ray player and the price was good, (much lower than current price), and because it had a hard drive and supported wireless and HD. After setting it up I realized it was much more than I originally realized. I had an older dlink 520 media pl...
Cons: Initial firmware update took 20 to 30 minutes and , although it said it was updated, the next time i fired it up it wanted to download and install the update again. The second update took about the same time to process but this time it took.
Summary: Newegg dropped the price, but even though I contacted them, I received no response. Not the best customer service, but overall good prices.
Pros: Nice blu-ray player, but...
Cons: Wireless connectivity is very difficult, actually impossible, to accomplish - maybe if you have arcane knowledge. I tried every permutation, every option, and can't get it to connect to my home network. No streaming video for me!