Summary: I bought this to go with my new LG Cine 55" 3-D television. They complement each other perfectly and both have wireless internet capabilities. The load time for the discs is incredible (already loaded and on the menu by the time I get back to the couch. A bit price at $200, but well worth it.
Summary: My PS3 died out of warranty from overheating in a well ventilated open air stand in a temperature controlled room. So after flushing $600 down the toilet, I wanted a replacement that could get Netflix, and play blu-rays. Those were my two requirements but I got so much more. It's very rare that a product impresses me so much for the price.
Summary: Never understood all the hype over blu ray. I was given the bx580 as a present and I am amazed at the difference. I have several LG products from mobile phones to microwave and am very impressed with the quality. On the blu ray player if you have the accu-weather feature enabled when you go to the Netcast function the background mimics the actual conditions outside. Like if its cloudy the background is cloudy, At night the lights come on in the buildings.
Pros: Performance, Style/Design, easy to use, Features/Settings, Quality
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.
Summary: Great player at a good price point. Very easy to get on the Internet and works very well with Streaming content, video as well as audio. Movies start relatively quickly and the 3D picture quality is excellent. It also upscales standard DVDs to an excellent picture quality.