Solid product, lots of apps
I like this BluRay player a lot, in terms of pictures and quality. While it is nice to have Netflix and DLNA, the interface and implementation could use some work. The Dish Hopper and iPhone have nailed UI in a way that is difficult to describe but you know it when you see it.
The LG interface gets the job done, but isn't nearly as intuitive.
And this review interface doesn't work with an IPad....
April 23, 2013
Good if you don't use Netflix
I bought this when it initially came out, played everything great... and then the updates started happening.
I'm an avid Netflix user, and since some updates in the middle of 2012 Netflix continually skips, gets out of sync, etc. This is a known issue with this line, and for someone that uses it constantly it's not acceptable.
If you're looking for a good Blu-ray player this is nice, but if you're going to use Netflix, STAY AWAY!
April 21, 2013
Pretty Good, but Some Problems
I wanted this because it was time to upgrade to Blu-ray, and I like the network video playing capability.
Initially we had a lot of problems with it wanting to update, but failing in doing the update over the network. The problem is, it didn't want to do anything else until it got the update done. I was able to download the update and put it on a USB drive, and it was able to update. It seems to have been able to do the next couple updates fine after that.
It plays videos over the network Pretty well, even on WiFi (very close to wifi router). It works even better from the USB port on a flash drive of course. I've used the Netflix streaming a couple times and that works well too.
One incomprehensible oversight though is the image viewing feature. I wanted to show some vacation photos over the network to my Family. Navigated to the computer they were stored on, and mysteriously, most of the images couldn't load, but a handful did. Turns out that it can't view photos that are over 4MB in size. Well, pretty much any camera makes images a little larger than that (My DSLR camera averages 6MB per pic) so this is kind of unacceptable. It can play a 1.5 GB video, but can't load a 4MB jpg? Kinda dumb. I hope they fix it in a subsequent update.
November 28, 2012
BD670 works great!
I read seven hundred Amazon reviews before deciding to buy this product. Despite all of the negativism, I decded to buy because there seemed to be a 'hysteria' in the later months of the reviews. I do not regret in the least my purchase. This player has worked perfectly according to its specs. When you buy an instrument of this complexity, you have to think about what your doing and you must follow instructions. This has been a boon to our video entertainment activities.
September 14, 2012