Summary: Sometimes your mind fills in the blanks when looking for something. LG players are excellent and offer the best bang for buck IMHO. I bought an earlier model that had wireless, and although there was a firmware update the one thing it lacked was search capabilities within Net-flex, so I went over to Net-flex and found there LG approved models with listed Net-Flex options. I picked the BD650 3D, so could be future proof, just in case I went the 3D route.
Summary: Bought this to set up a network media player for my TV and projector. My objective was primarily to run movies and see photos from my computer without moving and connecting the laptop to my TV every time. Worked out to provide more bang for the buck in comparison to pure media players only (roku, boxee, apple) .. since I got a Blu-ray / 3D player along with this. Set up was relatively ok for me as I am a techie.
Summary: I purchased the 650 to replace a Samsung player that worked well but was very clunky to use and wouldn't recognize the web connection reliably. Setting up the BD650 was kind of tricky. I advise you to get the version updates immediately - before you try to configure any streaming services. What made the setup trickier is that I didn't know where to look for the code for Amazon Prime or Netflix streaming.
Summary: I got this mainly to try out web tv - I knew the player would be good on it's own. The player is good on it's own. The overall design of it isn't too good it is boxy plastic , not much styling but if your keeping it out of sight then this shouldn't be an issue. Size is about the same as other HD DVD players. I was disappointed that it did not have a wifi device on it.
Summary: I love this machine. Love it. I keep hearing that, when people put a Blu-ray disc in most players, the players can take several minutes to boot up the disc. Not with this LG. Pop it in the player, and you are ready to go in only seconds. Both Blu-ray and SD DVDs look fantastic. The sound is excellent. Smart-TV is simply awesome. The premium apps, many of which cost nothing to use, are great.
Summary: I wanted a Blu-ray player that was user friendly with Netflix. I got what I wanted. Of course, movies look great, I like the remote, and set up is easy enough. The only complaint I have are the buttons on the player itself are hard to push.
Summary: So it's hard to write a review about a product that fails 32 days after receiving it. It's even harder when Electronics Expo, the retailer refuses to exchange it, harder still when LG forces you to send it in for repair. But i will try and do 2 reviews. The product, and the service I received when the product failed. The player, decided to upgrade from a BD 390 that served me well. primary reason to upgrade MLB TV support.
Summary: I've had this unit for about a month now. I agree with the other reviewers that state that they released this product too soon, without the proper software in place and tested. For instance, up until a few days ago, I constantly had problems with it loosing it's connection to the internet, even when it was connected via ethernet cord. However, since an automatic firmware update a couple of days ago, the player has worked flawlessly via the WiFi connection.