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LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player - BD550

Abt Model: BD550 | UPC Code: 719192577404
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NetCast Entertainment Access/ Full HD 1080p Video Output/ DVD Upscaling To 1080p (With HDMI)/ BD Live/ SIMPLINK Connectivity/ Dolby TrueHD And DTS-HD Master Audio Decoder/ Netflix Instant Streaming Ready, Vudu (Streaming/Downloading), YouTube, Roxio CinemaNow, Pandora Internet Radio, Picasa Web Albums And AccuWeather/ Black Finish
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LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player, Model BD550

Experience Full HD 1080p and the next level of entertainment with NetCast. With the BD550 Network Blu-ray Disc Player, you get it all. The unrivaled picture quality and sound of Blu-ray technology along with the unmatched possibilities of having direct access to streaming movies, shows and music from the Web, whenever you want.

Features:

  • NetCast Entertainment Access
    (Netflix® Instant Streaming Ready, Vudu™, YouTube™, Roxio® CinemaNow, Pandora® Internet Radio, Picasa™ Web Albums and AccuWeather®)
  • Full HD 1080p
  • Blu-ray Disc, DVD and CD Playback
  • Standard DVD Upscaling
  • Superior Audio Performance
  • Express Reaction Startup
  • MusicID®
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • BD Live
  • USB 2.0 (Music & Photos)
  • SIMPLINK™ Connectivity
  • DTS-HD Master Audio™
  • Dolby® TrueHD
  • Digital Audio Output

Specifications:

Disc Playback

  • Disc Capacity: 1
  • Blu-ray Disc
  • BD-R/RE
  • DVD-VIDEO
  • DVD±R/RW
  • Audio CD
  • CD-R/RW

Video Content Format

  • MPEG4 AVC, HP@L4.1
  • MPEG2, HP@ML
  • SMPTE VC1, AP@L3
  • MPEG2, HP@ML
  • AVCHD

Applications

  • Blu-ray BonusView
  • Blu-ray BD Live
  • MusicID®

Netcast Entertainment Access Content

  • Netflix® Instant Streaming Ready
  • Vudu™ (Streaming/Downloading)
  • YouTube™
  • Roxio® CinemaNow
  • Pandora® Internet Radio
  • Picasa™ Web Albums
  • AccuWeather®

Video

  • Digital/Analog Conversion: 162MHz/12bit
  • NTSC Hz: 60Hz
  • Deep Color (HDMI™)
  • x.v.Color™ (HDMI™)
  • Composite Output: 480i
  • Component Output: Up to 1080i
  • HDMI™ Output: Up to 1080p (24 & 60Hz)

Audio

  • Digital/Analog Conversion: 192KHz/24bit
  • Signal/Noise Ratio: 100dB
  • DTS™
  • DTS-HD Master Audio ™
  • Dolby® Digital
  • Dolby® Digital Plus
  • Dolby® TrueHD
  • 2ch Down Mix
  • LPCM

Inputs / Outputs

  • Composite Video Out: 1 (rear)
  • Component Video Out: 1 (rear)
  • HDMI™ Out: 1 (rear)
  • Analog Audio Out (L/R): 1 (rear)
  • Digital Out (Coaxial): 1 (rear)
  • LAN Port (RJ-45): 1 (rear)
  • USB 2.0 In: 1 (front)

Included Accessories

  • A/V Cable: 1 (RCA Type)
  • Remote Control: 1 (Universal)
  • Batteries: 2 (Size AAA)

Power

  • Power Requirements: AC 120V~, 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 20W
  • Operating Temperature: 41ºF to 95ºF
  • Operating Humidity: 5% to 90%
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 1.8"
  • Width: 16.9"
  • Depth: 7.9"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 4.4 lbs
  • Shipping: 7 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts/90 Days Labor
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Player TypeBlu-ray
Combo or SingleSingle
Number of Discs1
Player or RecorderPlayer
CompatibilityAudio CD, CD-R/RW,Blu-ray Disc,BD-R/RE,DVD,DVD-R,DVD-RW,DVD+R,DVD+RW
DVD Video UpconversionYes
3D CompatibleNo
THX CertifiedNo
1080p Video OutputYes
Component Video Outputs1
HDMI Outputs1
Digital Optical Outputs1
Digital Coaxial Outputs1
Analog Audio OutputsYes
Ethernet PortsYes
Height (inches)1.8"
Width (inches)16.9"
Depth (inches)7.9"
Weight (pounds)4.4 lbs
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty90 Days
  

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LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player
 
4.5

(based on 579 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (391)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (137)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (444)
  • Quality (437)
  • Performance (412)
  • Features/settings (409)
  • Style/design (319)

Cons

  • Features/settings (40)
  • Good price / value (23)
  • Difficult to use (15)
  • Performance (4)
  • Remote control (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Blu-ray Player

This is a very good unit. It has a lot of great features and is very easy to operate. Operation is simply and straight forward. Setup was easy and the manual answered any...Read complete review

This is a very good unit. It has a lot of great features and is very easy to operate. Operation is simply and straight forward. Setup was easy and the manual answered any questions I had during setup. With all the features you get and great overall quality this player is hard to beat in it's price range!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great BUT...

PROS-- BD Picture Quality is AWESOME. Internet streaming video is AWESOME. CONS-- Physical: Nice looking, but in this reviewer's opinion the power and eject buttons are reversed, in an odd...Read complete review

PROS-- BD Picture Quality is AWESOME. Internet streaming video is AWESOME. CONS-- Physical: Nice looking, but in this reviewer's opinion the power and eject buttons are reversed, in an odd unconventional design that removes value rather than adding. Firmware: All I can say is it appears no one at LG working on the internal software of this device actually has one at home: (1) [a] Have the disc tray open, start playback in Netflix streaming video, the tray stays open. [b] Close the tray and playback stops even if no disc is in the tray. (2) Pause the device with a Universal branded BD disc playing. After 5 minutes a Universal screen saver fires up -- impossible to resume playback. (Must turn off or eject disc, playback position is lost.) (3) DVD & Streaming-- Pause. The longer the pause the higher the probability of lost audio on resume. Lost audio at HDMI and digital optical out. Restore audio by backing up during playback. (4) Device has major issue on BD discs with an error and it is unable to skip the read failure and continue. Result is playback 'sticking' and trying to resolve (you can hear the drive read head reset and continue, again, and again, with no resolution.) (5) Unable to remove "menu" features if you have no desire for the capability. Example: unable to remove "roxio" streaming playback menu item. (6) Upconverting of DVD's can be excellent to poor as TV DVDs. Fix the above first FOUR items and you have a device of 4/5 stars, and 5/5 for all SIX.

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1.0

Not an all-in-one solution

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from So. Cal.

Comments about LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player:

I bought this on Saturday because I wanted an all-in-one streaming device and Blu-ray player. I was using a smart TV for Netflix and Hulu, and a media center TV with a Blu-ray player for everything else. I was hoping this would replace those devices. The device hooked up very easily. I connected it via cat 5E cable directly to the same router I have my TV and PC connected to. After turning it on, it ran an update and re-started. It has a pleasant and easy to use interface, with a variety of streaming applications that I was interested in trying. First, I tried to use Vudu. I've never used it before, but since it was the first app on the list, I gave it a shot. It made it as far as the loading screen, but that's where it stopped. I couldn't get the device to respond so I unplugged it and tried again. Same result. I tried it one more time and then I moved on to Netflix. Netflix loaded fine, but the first show I tried to stream didn't work (Dr. Who, Season 6 ep1). It said the stream wasn't available. I switched to my smart TV and my PC and it loaded fine (Connected to the same router). Episode 2 did load, but the video quality was very poor. It fluctuated from blurry to HD and back again. I tried it on both my other devices and the video quality was fine. Next I tried Amazon video. This was similar to Netflix, except worse. Not only did the video quality fluctuate, it lost the signal repeatedly, and when I tried to fast forward, the screen went white and the device locked up again. Again, it worked fine on my TV and streaming from a web browser on my PC. Lastly, I tried to stream an MP4 from my network. I was surprised that it found my server, but for some reason it only shows two folders out of many. I tried to play a number of different MP4s. Only one would play. The others caused the device to display a white screen and lock up. Every time it locks up you have to unplug it. On the one MP4 that would play, as soon as I tried to fast forward, it displayed a white screen and locked up. While testing this out I switched Cat 5E cables twice. Same result. I haven't tried the wireless yet, but I don't expect a better outcome. I never even bothered to try to play a Blu-ray or DVD. My media PC plays those fine, so I don't need that functionality anyway. I wanted an all-in-one solution and the LG BP 550 has turned out to be a none-in-one solution. I'm very disappointed.

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1.0

Looks like nice product

By 

from New Castle, DE, United States

Pros

  • Style/Design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player:

      Piece of junk has only recognized a dvd the first time and then hasnt worked since its in the trash now where it belongs. I will never buy anythink made by LG again.

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      2.0

      Annoying Flashing Globe Icon Top Right Screen

      By 

      from Texas, United States

      Comments about LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player:

      Every time I play a DVD, I get this annoying flashing globe icon. I am not using this for any online applications and have not set this up for online operation and have no desire to. The globe just starting appearing.

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      5.0

      Love this player

      By 

      from Urbana, OH, United States

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player:

      This is almost a duplicate to one I own. Bought this for my Fiancé.

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      5.0

      Love this player

      By 

      from Urbana, OH, United States

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      • Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player:

          This is almost a duplicate to one I own. Bought this for my Fiancé.

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          3.0

          NO YOU TUBE

          By 

          from Green River, WY

          Pros

          • Features/Settings

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player:

              Since You Tube Changed their format, you cannot watch you tube on this device. They need to either send a software update or alert potential customers that this Blu Ray is obsolete.

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              2.0

              It's ok, but problems.

              By 

              from South Dakota, USA

              Pros

              • Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player:

                  I like the picture and sound, when it starts. Most of the time after putting a disc in it it locks up and will not play and all functions will not operate. I then have to unplug and reset several times to be able to watch the movie. I have had this problem since I've had it. The remote stopped working 6 months after I bought the unit

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                  5.0

                  great product great value

                  By 

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • easy to use
                  • Features/Settings
                  • Performance
                  • quality
                  • style/design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player:

                      Great product works like it is supposed to never had a problem definitely worth the money

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                      4.0

                      good features for the price

                      By 

                      from Harlingen, TX, USA

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player:

                          good player few issues with connecting to wifi but over all good player for price always recommend lg products

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                          1.0

                          It was great while it worked

                          By 

                          from Indiana, USA

                          Comments about LG Network Black Blu-ray Disc Player:

                          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.

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