Summary: I've had this player for about a year and a half. At first, everything was beautiful. However, for some months now, it has refused to recognize some DVD's (not necessarily blue ray) and just ejects them with an error message of "Check disk." Since most of them came from Netflix, I first suspected over-used disks. Soon there were many "failed" disks. I tried a DVD disk cleaner -- no help! I began testing the DVD'd on other machines. My computers would play most of them.
Summary: Purchased the LG BD 590 in February 2011. Used the player less than once a week. Started having problems with Blu-rays getting "stuck" a few months ago. Two months ago DVDs started showing ERROR and ejecting. Thought I was just getting defective discs, so didn't pay much attention. As of two weeks ago, ALL DVDs show an error message and eject the disc. Called LG support, did software update, then hard update, no go. They suggested purchasing a lens cleaner. Did that.
Summary: The device works fine for the most part it reads most of the video files, user interfaace is really ugly, pandora and netflix wont work outside of the u.s.a. (or at least not in latin América) but what dissapoints me the most is the user interface and the remote control, they won't make your tv too smart.
Summary: I have owned by BD590 for about 18 months. I use it mostly for netflix. I have played a very few DVD's on the unit. Went to play one the other day and all that appeared was a disk spinning in the upper left of the tv screen. I have reset the unit to factory settings, uploaded the lastest software. Used a MAXELL Blue Ray DVD cleaner. Tried other DVD's. Nothing works. I have owned Sony and Panasonic CD and DVD players and never had one fail.
Summary: I dont have much negative to say. This does exactly what it says it does. I have only had it for a few weeks so I haven't even gotten to try out the internal HD or attaching an external HD. But I can wirelessly stream Netflix. I do wish there was more applications that I could download like Hulu or Crackle things of that nature. But great picture quality and easy to use.
Summary: I have had this product for two days - it worked properly for one day. In short, after you connect this to your WiFi, it will eventually ask you if you want to update the firmware. ALWAYS DECLINE THE UPDATE! If you have used other wireless products like the Nintendo Wii, you will presume that the updates are necessary and harmless. This is not the case with the LG BD590! Updating the firmware for this product WILL prevent it from connecting to your WiFi.
Summary: Item was easy to set up, a breeze to put on home network, and works seemlessly as a DVR, great with Netflix and Pandora, and you do not need to be a computer geek to get it going. It does a really nice job of working with both blu-ray and DVD. Good product!
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. Walked through tech support to set it back to factory settings updated it again. Worked in netflix fine. Changed out the TV with a 42" Samsung last month so we could watch blu-ray (our old TV was 720p) worked fine.
Summary: This Blu-Ray player is by far the best on the market. For any one looking for a player that has all the bells and whistles for a great price this is the machine for you. While if you have a Netflix subscription this machine is a must have. But even if you don't don't fret this machine has many other opportunities to please you. The 250GB built in hard rive is a great feature if your family like to have movies installed in the cloud, and on the device itself.