Summary: I purchased 3 of these (BP-220) for the intention of making non smart TVs into Smart TVs. I am an Amazon Prime member and wanted to take advantage of the Prime movies available. To my surprise they have just about every app except for Amazon on this Blu Ray player. I updated the unit, tried it again and it still had the same apps. I called LG and talked to Luis.
Summary: All together not a bad first Blu-ray player. The issues were not very frequent and the Pros outweighed the Cons. For the money I paid I feel that it did what I expected. It was annoying when it froze but again, for a cheap Blu-ray player it worked well and did what it was supposed to do.
Pros: Good video quality, my movies looked great. The upscaling worked well. I found the "Smart" hub to be easy to use.
Cons: The player occasionaly would re-download the firmware updates as they were released. It froze from time to time and the unit was not ver quick.
Summary: Bought this to watch MLB.TV which it was advertised to do and included an app for. App wouldn't work. LG promised an update throughout spring training, "no later than opening day." Opening day was yesterday, now the screen says "coming soon." Don't buy anything from LG or believe a word they say!
Summary: I bought this because I needed a blu-ray player. Didn't want anything fancy, just a DVD player. I have used it a lot and it is still working. I don't use any of the other features. No complaints for playing DVDs.
Summary: The propaganda from LG indictes that wireless internet is required. The question is: why? This product does not work on a wireless system and must be hard wired to the internet. It plays the movies very well and does permit such things as Netflix to be played without further equipment, if it is hard wired.
Summary: I bought this before christmas and was pretty annoyed to find that it cannot stream from hulu plus as it was advertised on their site. Only options are netflix, youtube, and vudu. Picture and sound were as expected. Problem was it refused to read any disc after only 4 months. i called customer service and they told me to buy a lens cleaner, which I told them I wouldn't because I didn't think that would work.
Summary: I liked my Sony DVD player fine except when I wanted to see some streaming from Netflex, often I got the network down message. It wasn't Netflex, it was the extra step that Sony makes you go through. This one doesn't do that. I'd give it a higher rating except that the display of the programs you have watched or what is suggested is so much larger that you have a lot more scrolling to do. It handles everything I put in it to play just fine.
LG, take the power cord for this lil beauty and plug it ......
Terry Z, Amazon
18 March 2013
Summary: Unfortunately, I bought this thing before there were very many reviews (I mean warnings) posted. About half the time when I simply want to play a blu ray disc or a dvd (fairly basic requirement) the unit completely locks up--- I mean totally, without an ounce of pity locked up. Nothing works. And nothing brings it back to life other than unplugging the power cord and plugging it back in.
Summary: We bought this several months ago, long past the period we can return it and it's a piece of junk. It started around month 2 or 3 not playing blu rays but you could unplug it, plug it back and play it fine. Now it will simply lock up and refuse to play. Don't waste your money.