"one problem, price"on by ianlumpp
Pros features such as netflix video streaming
Cons way too expensive for what you get
Summary compare what I paid for this "entry level" model a year ago to some of the midgrade and high end ones out there today and I am dissapointed but I still love it.
Pros Great video quality, cool features, affordable
Cons Experience shows that the player dies after various firmware updates or after a few months of average use.
Summary I must say that while it worked, I was extremely please with the quality and features of this blu-ray player. It does have a netfilx feature which is very handy if you are use such things (I do). The option to view youtube videos and other similar things using the player is a very cool addition by the folks at LG. This being said, I must share my disdain for the product and LG as a company. About 8 months after buying my blu-ray player, everything is going great and all of a sudden, it stops playing regular dvds then stops playing blu-rays as well.
Thought maybe it was a firmware problem and that updating may solve it. Updated successfully and the player started playing blu-rays again but will not play dvds. Called up LG customer support and they said that the parts are covered under warranty but not the labor... bummer. LG says I can send in the player and for $69 plus shipping they will fix it, with out any extended warranty. I realize this whole incident may be an isolated one but in reading reviews online it seems that more people than normal are having this problem with this model and similar LG models.
My advice, stay away from this model and it may be a good idea to steer clear of LG all together.
Pros Blu-ray picture is very good. Netflix is awesome.
Cons No wifi support.
Summary Very happy with this product.
Pros Ease of use is a major pro. The online Netflix viewing is fantastic. Picture quality is good for Netflix, but I wouldn't say great.
Cons Universal remotes that came with my Time Warner cable have a hard time with all the features, but this is not a failing of the player!
Summary Great product that I strongly recommend. Ensure the firmware updates are done right away. After that it is a zero hassle item.
Pros Love Blu-ray quality, fast boot time, you tube, and streaming video capability
Cons U.S. firmware BLOCKS ability to play any movies through the USB port. Canadian and European versions have this capability, but NOT the U.S. This fatal flaw means you can't view any of the great family movies you have on your computer! #FAIL
Summary If you have a Netflix or CinemaNow account, I would say this is a great buy especially when its on sale for ~$120. However, if you want to play movies through the USB port - DO NOT BUY! I spoke with LG customer service and their best response is "our BD 390 player is the upgraded version and has this capability." Buyer Beware!