Summary: I am pleased with this LG player now that the setup is out of the way. I bought this as a companion to the LG TV I also purchased. I had to jump through hoops to get the player properly set up and connected to the Internet wirelessly. Eventually, I was forced to call LG tech service and they walked me through the connection process. The process involved my having to manually enter WEP key numbers, gateway numbers, etc from my router/IP. It was a pain!
Summary: Opened the box and it appeared to be a used item. Many scratches, missing front panel protective film, and the paperwork all wrinkled and bent up. Amazon shipped me a new one which arrived yesterday. Will write a functional review as soon as its hooked up. UPDATE: The new unit arrived in pristine condition. Hooked it up and played a blue ray movie without any problems. Then I tried a dvd and halfway thru the movie it started stuttering.
Summary: Looks better in the picture. The DVD player met my expectations; it plays 2D and 3D DVDs; however, you need a 3D TV to actually watch 3D. It's light weight and doesn't exactly look as quality and heavy duty as the pictures made it seem. Works well so far..only been using it for a week. Connects to wi-fi or Ethernet and has netflix app and hulu plus.
Summary: The bp530 freezes halfway into every movie I watch. The only way to get out of freeze is to start from the beginning. Search the web and you'll see this happens to all of them. LG has lost my business!!
Summary: I bought this model mostly for watching recorded shows on my d-link server connected to my home network. I still have another LG model BP530 which works great. So I needed another one but BP530 is no longer available. After I connected BD530 I realized that it displays me some files I deleted a long time ago. When I tried to play some of the existing files it hangs and the only way to wake it up is to either unplug or click on the eject button.
Summary: Its sad when you rely on the professionalism of a corporation of dealing with employees that are given empowerment, but lack the knowledge, experience and for this matter common sense too! Its very easy to LIE to make a sale, especially when the consumer is asking specific questions and gets answers; not knowing that the answers were wrong. I say this because I DO NOT TRUST ANYONE ANYMORE!