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: This player has a lot of mixed reviews, but I was inclined to purchase this unit since my LG BD-550 worked out so well until it bit the dust in playing back everything except original DVDs and Netflix. So what do these people expect for a Blue Ray player that costs only $70, and will play all the media you throw at it?
Summary: The player itself is fine, but the company that it came from Electronics Express, leaves a lot to be desired. After buying the player as a gift for my daughter, we realized it wasn't wireless and I asked to return the item, letting them know that it was my fault for not reading about what I was buying a little better, everyone I spoke to at this company was rude and hateful.
Summary: By the time I started to play my 3rd DVD it started making noise and vibrating. The 4th one worked fine. Then with the 5th DVD the noise was louder and the vibration worse. Tried the 3rd and 5th DVDs on my other players and no problem so it wasn't the DVDs. Tried two more different DVDs and the noise and vibration was constant. Something wrong with the spinning mechanism? Took it back and salesperson said it in plain language - a lemon - which was also my thought.
Summary: We only use this player to watch DVD and Blu Ray movies. I use the HDMI out to the TV and digital coax to my old receiver for the 5.1 sound. It gets almost daily use. I've updated the software a couple times without trouble. The only problem is that it occasionally locks up and has to be unplugged to reset it. This has happened maybe five times in the three months we've had it. Other than that it was a great value.
Summary: Works well and as described. Setup was very easy and straight forward. The remote control is flimsy and there are no codes from LG for the remote. Therefore any other remote cannot be programmed to work with this DVD player. So expect that if you buy this player you will have to use the remote that comes with it. Seems like LG needs to get with the game and make their remotes compatible so that other Universal remotes will operate them.
Summary: Pros: This was a good purchase for the money. Comes with Apps and plays BD movies as advertised. Cons: Not sure if its the MyBook Live or the BD player but DLNA does not work well. The Hulu app crashes periodically.