Conclusion: First off, it can play 3D movies, in case that wasn’t obvious from the name. Next up, it has dual-band Wi-Fi (b/g/n), so you can connect to your existing home setup and can access the various channels and Smart functionalities of this player without any signal drops. Also, firmware updates. Being a high-end player means that it can also upscale DVDs, but that’s limited to HDMI connectivity.
Excerpt: Blu-ray players are becoming less a means to play discs than a gateway to online services — and to any media stored on computers, smartphones, and iDevices lying around your home. Take LG’s BD670. You might pick up this modest-looking machine thinking you’d use it to play Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D discs, along with DVDs and CDs.
Conclusion: LG has played second fiddle to Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony for far too many years, but with the BD670 Blu-ray 3D player, they come to the party packing some substantial steel. While not inexpensive, the player delivers excellent Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D playback, and is one of the best media streaming devices available today. Throw in excellent support for DLNA and almost every relevant media format and you have the makings of a first-class device.
Pros: Excellent picture quality with Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D, Easy to use interface, DLNA server access works flawlessly, Fantastic media streaming, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Netflix, CinemaNow, Pandora, MOG, No Hulu, Facebook, Twitter (though LG says they are coming soon), Performed well on most technical tests
Excerpt: JG is currently embroiled in a Smart TV war with rival Samsung for dominance of the net-connected landscape. In both TV and Blu-ray, the pair are going head to head with similarly monikered portals (Smart TV and Smart Hub) stuffed with comparable apps and streaming video content. A cursory glance might indicate that there’s not much between the two brands. But just how compelling is LG’s Intelligence Quotient?
Pros: First-rate collection of‘net-connected content; solid media streaming
Cons: Dull to look at; a clattery disc loading tray; only one USB
Excerpt: Affordable players aren’t usually the stage for designers to strut their stuff, and sure enough LG ’s BD670 isn’t flashy. It’s nicely screwed together, though, and its spec-sheet is alluring. 3D playback and integrated wi-fi (with LG’s Smart TV online functionality and DLNA personal media streaming on the menu) were unheard-of at this money just a year ago, but now they’re considered essential.
Pros: Full-fat spec, good Smart TV ergonomics, great high-definition images
Cons: Sounds a little tentative, not a brilliant DVD upscaler
Excerpt: LG is currently embroiled in a smart TV war with rival Samsung for dominance of the internet-connected living room landscape. In both TV and Blu-ray, the pair are going head to head with similarly monikered portals (Smart TV and Smart Hub) stuffed with comparable apps and video streaming content, such as in Samsung's recent BD-D7500 , which costs around £100 more than the LG BD670 we have for review here.