Good decent Blu-ray DVD Player with Internet Connectivity
Kenny "KC", Amazon
2 January 2015
Summary: Good decent Blu-ray DVD player with Internet connectivity and internet streaming capability. I mainly use the player to play Blu-ray rented DVDs. Do not use the Internet streaming capability at all although have updated the FW through the internet once already which is very convenient. The connections for HDMI and Coax-SP/DIF audio work well for my AV setup.
Summary: My old DVD player broke and I decided to upgrade to Blu-ray. I bought this Device because Sony use to be a great brand. We have been streaming more than watching DVDS or Blu-rays so when this product stated that it was able to stream wirelessly it was like Bingo! We wanted to be able to stream Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime and youtube as well as play DVDs and Blu-rays. The box stated it had a lot of extras to stream as well. We stream everyday.
Summary: To the reviewer who stated "It also plays 3D disks and BD-live disks that automatically download bonus content but those were not evaluated because of my set-up." News flash: this unit does NOT play 3D disks. I inserted a 3D blu ray disk and the player displayed a message saying it does not play 3D disks. I guess that I should've read the specs rather than trusting the review. My bad. I gave this 3 stars because there was no "not applicable" choice.
Summary: I am quite happy with the blu-ray player itself. Great quality picture, easy to set up. However, I ordered through Amazon due to ease of delivery ~ no need to even hop in my car for add'l components since HDMI cable included (so stated in guide as well on Amazon website). Quickly rec'd box with player ~ no cable. Amazon will fix this problem by sending me a replacement player ~ why the need to send the complete package I don't know. Made no sense.
Summary: Bought for the smart features and they work well. So does the DVD part. Had a problem with disconnecting WiFi every day with my Asus router so I used wireline internet instead. I don't have this problem with any other wireless device in the house. Good player at this price but I am glad I had a wireline adapter next to the player.
But scrolling though all of them is tedious. I think the scrolling list metaphor makes poor ...
Amazon Customer "albertcin", Amazon
13 October 2014
Summary: One of the LG Blu-ray players will connect to Windows File Shares which makes videos instantly available versus DLNA which seems to require some kind of refresh (indexing?) process to run on the media host. That was the deal breaker for me. The UI is very Playstation 3. The list of media providers is impressive. But scrolling though all of them is tedious. I think the scrolling list metaphor makes poor use of screen space. The picture is gorgeous.