Summary: This has been by far the most pathetic excuse for a bluray player I have ever owned. Bought it brand new 8 months ago for $234. Got it hooked up on the network no problem got it connected to netflix no problem. Did a required software update, bricked it.
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: Had this bluray for 88 days. It freezes constantly where you have to force a power shut down or reset. At times it just powers off when trying to watch a DVD or Netflix. I have the latesdt firmware for a few weeks now but I can no longer move around in the setting menu w/o it freezing up.
Summary: When I first received this item , I checked to ensure I had all the parts and everything was working properly. That went off with out a hitch, then I received an on screen promt notifing me that an update was available and I choose to download it.
Summary: My BD-590 was working like a charm until I accepted an LG-originated firmware update from BD.31.323 to BD.31.334. After the firmware update, my player had lost the wireless connectivity which had been working fine previously.
Summary: I'm no Blu-Ray expert. This is my first player, and so, while I'm floored by the picture quality (even in how it upscales my DVDs -- I mean the menus even look fantastic), there are some minor drawbacks I feel people should know about.
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: We tried a couple of Blu-Ray players from Wal-Mart including the piece of junk Black Friday Magnavox player. We finally researched online to find the best player for a reasonable price and we found exactly that with this LG player.
Summary: DVD's look great. Haven't even tried a BD movie yet. Kind of annoying menu's and weird remote, but no big deal. Disc player features are as you would expect. I haven't had any issues there. 'Netcast' feature allows you to watch netflix/vudu/youtube, which is great.