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
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
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
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