Summary: If you want 3D, the LG BP620 has most of the right features, but the absence of Amazon Instant and a dedicated Netflix button hurt its value a bit.
Cons: The BP620 lacks Amazon Instant streaming, and several other services (MLB.TV, MOG) aren't available yet. The remote doesn't have dedicated buttons for Netflix or to jump right to the Smart TV services. And the step-down BP320 is a slightly better deal if you don't need 3D compatibility.
Excerpt: The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) requires mutual fund companies to tell investors that a fund’s past performance does not necessarily predict future results—and the same could be said of Blu-ray players. In the case of LG, I’ve had the opportunity to audition its top-of-the-line offering for each of the past four years.
Excerpt: Most new Blu-ray players are cheap enough and perform well enough that there isn’t an urgent need to differentiate between (read: review) them. That said, last year I made a point of checking out LG’s BD670, a $200 model that packed a few features I was interested in — specifically, Blu-ray 3D disc playback and MOG music-streaming, which I wanted to control on the BD670 using LG’s iOS/Android app.
Conclusion: LG’s BP620 may not ooze the high-end appeal of much more expensive Blu-ray players, but it delivers where it counts and does justice to LG’s flagship Blu-ray player position. This machine’s boot-up and disc-loading times are some of the best we’ve seen, the Internet apps plentiful and well featured and the user interface, while not fancy, is, for the most part, very functional. When a Blu-ray player this good can be had for under $150, we don’t see any point in skimping.
Pros: Super-quick boot and disc-load times, Uncluttered GUI, Rich assortment of Internet apps, Snappy response time
Cons: No Amazon Instant Video app, Remote not backlit, Case construction is flimsy, App interface is unintuitive at times
Summary: The LG BP620 is a handy all-rounder with all the necessary Smart TV features to put this LG Blu-ray player up there with the best of ‘em, and reliable performance to make it well worth considering.
Summary: The LG BP530 has built-in Wi-Fi and a good selection of apps, but there are just enough quirks to keep it from being a top Blu-ray player pick.
Pros: The LG BP530 offers a fine selection of streaming services, built-in Wi-Fi, and decent disc playback. It also features subtle styling and a well-laid-out remote and is easy to use, despite some user interface clutter.
Cons: Netflix loads particularly slowly. The neat Private Listening feature only works with discs, not apps, and isn't reliable. And there are minor image quality issues for picky viewers.
LG’s top 3D Blu-ray player has the Smarts we’ve been looking for
Good Gear Guide.au
11 October 2012
Summary: As 3D, Smart Blu-ray players go, the LG BP620 is one of the best. It’s not especially expensive, it’s got all the features we want, and it’s generally easy to use and quick to operate. Apart from a few small issues with the interface, we found the BP620 to be a great product.
Pros: Quick to respond to inputs, Simple but attractive and intuitive interface, Excellent range of features and apps