"Good but flawed"2.0 starson by vksf01
Pros: I bought this player primarily for its networking capabilities, ie streaming Netflix, etc. It connects wirelessly to a TVersity server which transcodes perfectly to the unit.
Cons: Blu-Ray playback is pretty flakey, especially with the current firmware (as of March 12th). The player skips to the next chapter at 1:03 on the Pixar "Up" Blu-ray when connected through HDMI.
Summary: Until LG release a firmware fix for this unit, I would stay away from it. In addition to my own personal experience with the skipping on the Up disc, there have been reports of skippng on American Gangster and G-Force discs.add another disc with playback issues with the BD570. Ponyo at 24Hz will skip at 27:04. This doesn't skip when the player is at 60Hz.
Oddly, it doesn't have this problem when you connect it using component, but then you lose all the advantages of Blu-ray. There have been numerous reports of exactly the same issue with this disk and the player, and other movies as well (look at the AVSForum for details). You'd think with a 3rd generation product that LG would've been able to release a product that would work properly.
Unfortunately, since I can't return my unit, I'm stuck with waiting and hoping that LG comes up with a firmware update for this.
So now I have a unit that does everything well EXCEPT for what it was originally designed to do.
Nice job, LG.....
Updated on Mar 26, 2010
Come on LG. Fix this player!