Summary: The quality for the price is excellent with this handsome unit. I have no immediate need for 3D, but the price allowed me to purchase a player with this feature so I'll be ready for a future 3D TV upgrade. I have a secure wireless network in my home and Wifi was the main attraction of this unit. Blu-Ray disks look fabulous. Netflix and other online video works smoothly. I have had some problems with the unit connecting consistently with my wireless network.
Pros: Performance, Style/Design, easy to use, Quality
Summary: I'm very happy with the quality and features for the price I paid. Entering data/passwords for WiFi and Netflix is a bit tedious but you only have to do it once or twice until your up and running. Picture quality is great except for Netflix streaming. But that is a Netflix issue, not LG. Once WiFi is up the LG firmware can be updated through it.
Pros: Performance, easy to use, Features/Settings, Quality
Summary: As of 4/2/2011.... LG blu ray players with mlb.tv internet option are not working correctly with MLB.TV internet application of MLB. Is supposed to be working in a few days. LG Engineers are working on it. Other than this problem, I have found the LG Blu Rays players to be fine. I have two of them. BX580 with is 3D and another no 3D player. I am using on-line apps of Netflix, Pandora, and download my computers music files. My computer is running W7.
Summary: I have not been able to review all features, though the internet conection has worked great so far. Setting up the WiFi conection could not be easier. It detected the available networks, I picked my access point, it requested the password or key (I don't like the screen keyboard). Then it displays IP address and DNS settings. I left them blank or set to dinamically assign or automatically assign, that's one of the things that could get you confuse.
Summary: Excellent 3D and 2D playback. The audio is awesome when connected to a decent A/V receiver (with either HDMI and/or Optical/Coaxial i/o). I only wish the Netcast menu indluded Amazon's Video On Demand -- perhaps it will be added in a future software upgrade).
Summary: it represents great value for money - and it seems, that is the reason not to improve the software in general. i had two firmware update failures and it is quite clear that the network bandwidth is not used efficiently. hope LG will consider worth its while to improve the software. the device does quite a bit - DLNA support, some network content provider compatibility and enhanced physical media replay capability are all great.
Summary: Even with the free shipping option, the product showed up within a few days; much sooner than I expected. Setup out of the box was super easy. The BX580's built in wireless found my network & connected very easily. No connection quality issues despite the router being several rooms away. Startup seems a bit slow but I haven't had other Blu-Ray players to know how to compare. The Netflix function works great & streaming quality is quite good.