Rated 1 out of 5 by dl13 It was great while it worked
I was happy with the BD550 until shortly after the warranty ran out it stopped playing BD disks. Everything else still works fine, and it still plays DVD, just no BD.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CBrianA Great player, mediocre software
This one was purchased to replace another player that stopped working. It HAD to have Netflix and VuDu, but anything else just added to the value.
The player hookup was so simple - just three wires, incuding the Cat-5. Once it was powered up, I just had to set the language. It found the network and was ready to go.
This unit has DLNA, which was something I wanted, but had not listed as a requirement. It comes with the Nero Media Home, which works, but is difficult to use. When media is added, I found it was necessary to stop the server and restart it before the BluRay player would find it.
Other DLNA server software will work with the unit, including Windows Media Player, but you have to set each one up before you can stream.
Overall, this is an excellent player, but you should remember that you aren't limited to the software that comes with the package.
January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by onolennon This bd player has great Features & Performance.
Great Performance, Works with every video or audio disc I put in it. Have told all my friends to buy one.
January 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by NHR A Blu-Ray player which won't play Blu Ray discs
I received the players as a gift for Christmas one year. We've had it for about 2 years now.
The interface is poor at best and the included programs are awful(Netflix, Pandora). This is really fine as we just use our Nintendo WII for most streaming tasks.
Recently our player has stopped playing Blu-Ray discs. We put the disc into the player, it attempts to read it for a few minutes, then spits it back out. DVDs still work, but all Blu-Ray discs are a no-go now. The problem started intermittently but now every disc is rejected.
We verified that the firmware was up to date and reset to factory defaults. Nothing has worked so now we are shopping for a new player which isn't made by LG.
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Product!!!!
Purchased this product as a result of a old dvd player wearing out. It is very user friendly and makes streaming very convienent! We dont have cable TV so we are watching movies and streaming more than the typicall person! Would recommend this product to anyone!!!
May 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by shar5209 Great Product, Great Price
I only gave Overall 4 stars just because this is an older model that while wireless ready it needs to be plugged into the router. This has nice features and I appreciate the way this works. I never have a connectivity problem and rarely locks up. For the price it's a nice BD. Thanks LG you never let me down no matter what product it is.
March 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tobunk great blu ray for the money
great blu ray player for the price, quick boot up and excellent picture.
January 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by travelingrammy Very Disappointed
I received this as a gift. Ive used it for six months and the picture froze. Then it started kicking the dvd out and wouldnt play. I would unplug it and reset it and it would work for a few days. Then it just quit all together. I read reviews on other sites and everyone of them had the same problem I had.
August 17, 2012