Summary: Despite disc-loading speeds that are just average, the LG BD670's built-in Wi-Fi and excellent streaming-media suite make it one of the best Blu-ray player values.
Pros: The LG BD670 has built-in Wi-Fi and an excellent suite of streaming-media services, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, Vudu, MOG, Napster, and vTuner. The user interface for its streaming-media service content portal is also top-notch, making it a good choice for nontechies.
Cons: The LG BD670 has slower-than-average disc-loading speeds and lacks onboard memory for accessing BD-Live features.
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: 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.