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.
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