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Realise the PS3 mafia will come on saying get a PS3 instead as usual.

But if you want a dedicated blu-ray player with built in wi-fi and ability to play mkv files via this method or usb hard-drive. This is a good machine at the cheapest price I have seen for a while

General
Product Type Blu-Ray disc player
Form Factor Tabletop
Width 17 in
Depth 10.9 in
Height 2.2 in
Weight 6 lbs
Enclosure Color Gloss black
DVD
Media Type CD , DVD , BD-R , CD-R , BD-RE , CD-RW , DVD+R , DVD-R , BD-ROM , DVD+RW , DVD-RW
Media Format NTSC
BD Profiles Profile 2.0 (BD-Live) , Profile 1.1 (Bonus View)
Video D/A Converter 12bit / 148MHz
Audio D/A Converter 24bit / 192kHz
Built-in Audio Decoders DTS decoder , Dolby TrueHD , Dolby Digital , Dolby Digital Plus , DTS-HD Master Audio
Media Load Type Tray
Upscaling Yes ( Up to 1080p )
Supported Digital Video Standards MKV , DivX , VC-1 , AVCHD , MPEG-2 , MPEG-4 , DivX VOD
Supported Digital Audio Standards AAC , MP3 , PCM , WMA
Network & Internet Multimedia
Network Connection Wi-Fi , Ethernet
Connectivity Protocols IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) , IEEE 802.11n (draft) , IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) , IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Internet Streaming Services YouTube
Home Network Media Sharing DLNA
DVD Features
Parental Lock Yes
TV Screen Saver Yes
Additional Features Cinema mode , JPEG photo playback , Progressive scanning , x.v.Colour technology
Audio System
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Response Bandwidth 20 - 20000 Hz
Dynamic Range 95 dB
Digital Audio Format DTS digital output , Dolby Digital output , DTS-HD digital output , Dolby Digital Plus output , Dolby True HD digital output
Signal-To-Noise Ratio 100 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.008 %
Additional Features Upgradeable firmware , Built-in 1GB flash memory
Remote Control
Type Remote control
Connections
Connector Type 1 x SPDIF output ( TOSLINK ) - Rear , 1 x SPDIF output ( RCA phono ) - Rear , 1 x Component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear , 1 x Composite video output ( RCA phono ) - Rear , 1 x Audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - Rear , 1 x HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - Rear , 1 x Ethernet ( RJ-45 ) - Rear , 1 x USB ( 4 pin USB Type A ) - Front , 1 x 7.1 channel audio line-out ( RCA phono x 8 ) - Rear
Power
Power Device Power supply - Internal
Power Consumption Operational 21 Watt
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#1
I think you're probably right. The thing with the PS3 is that the OS is constantly being updated, which doesn't happen quite so much as the firmware on stand-alone devices. Oh, and it plays games. And it's not much more expensive than this.

But, as you rightfully say, if you want a standalone player this looks to be very fully featured.
#2
Highly recommended flexible bd player and excellent price by at least a tenner.
Good spot.
#3
PS3 Mafia reporting in.
Waste money on stand alone players.
That is all.
#4
thekanester
The thing with the PS3 is that the OS is constantly being updated, which doesn't happen quite so much as the firmware on stand-alone devices. Oh, and it plays games. And it's not much more expensive than this.


Exactly - There's probably at least another few years of support for the PS3 while I'd be surprised if this remains supported past this year.

And the PS3 is very well featured media player on top of its gaming functions.
#5
OliWarner
Exactly - There's probably at least another few years of support for the PS3 while I'd be surprised if this remains supported past this year.

And the PS3 is very well featured media player on top of its gaming functions.


The PS3 firmware updates will be supported for many many many years. Oh and another bonus, your remote will be a bluetooth one with rechargeable batteries, oh and another bonus, have a massive internal hard drive to store photos and music bla bla bla etc etc.
PS3 Mafia over and out.
#6
Can this be made MR for blu-ray ? And is the mkv support available in the NTFS format ?
#7
Get a ps3:thumbsup:
#8
No, no, no, get a Xbox 360 with a HD DVD add-on, oh wait a minute.....
#9
581d
Can this be made MR for blu-ray ? And is the mkv support available in the NTFS format ?


You can make it MR for standard dvd's as long as you don't update the firmware.

As for NTFS...it let me do this a few weeks ago so no probs there.
#10
PS3 wont play MKV files but is a good media player, it may well do in the future though..
#11
A great player. I have the BD360 the next model down. Basically the same but no wireless networking. Great player. One of the fastest load up times. Plays anything I have thrown at it. Just plug in my 2.5" hard drive and away you go(Oh plays blu ray disks pretty well too)
#12
stick to vhs, cant see it ever going out of fashion
#13
fozzy17
PS3 wont play MKV files but is a good media player


Contradiction in terms there.

PS3 / X360 will NEVER play mkv's as they will cut in to the hd film sales of each company
#14
Dont buy this if you have a Panasonic Plasma tv, it cant seem to handle the HDMI handshake. Mine had a major conflict and failed to output a picture after the initial boot up when connected to the Panasonic, worked fine before that with an LG LCD tv. When I subsequently tried it on the LG LCD it no longer worked. I would stick to Panasonic blu-ray machines if you have a Panasonic tv.

LGs repair/replacement service is contracted to a third party and the way they go about it leaves a lot to be desired. If you have any issues with the third party, LG don't want to know.

It boots very fast and you can easily download a file from the net to burn to a disc and in turn make the DVD playback multiregion selecting O on the screen that is presented but there is no such option for multiregion blu-rays. That would probably require hardware changes which would invalidate the warranty. As someone else mentioned, the latest firmware prevents the DVD multiregion upgrade so requires a firmware downgrade. As these BD390s have been difficult to find it's likely that they are now being sold with the latest firmware.

It is a very nice looking player but after owning one and the problems I experienced with compatibility and after sales service I would refrain from purchasing LG ever again. If you really need network facilities get a cheaper blu ray and one of those western digital live players, I think they offer similar facilities as this does in that regard.
#15
Another with a BD360 here and can't fault it. Can't see why the 390 would be any different.
#16
dijital
Contradiction in terms there.

PS3 / X360 will NEVER play mkv's as they will cut in to the hd film sales of each company


Not really as it still is a good media player, plays other HD content fine, so they still cut the films sales, im guessing youve not seen hd movies that are ps3 and 360 compatable...
#17
seymorebargains
A great player. I have the BD360 the next model down. Basically the same but no wireless networking. Great player. One of the fastest load up times. Plays anything I have thrown at it. Just plug in my 2.5" hard drive and away you go(Oh plays blu ray disks pretty well too)


Pah! I think you'll find the BD370 is the next model down actually!

:p

Now the difference between the 360 and 370 is only supposed to be cosmetic, and indeed Google seems to confirm that neither can read NTFS formatted drives like the 390 can - is this correct?

If the 360 is the same as my 370 then you are restricted to FAT32 drives and a 4GB file size limit, so most 1080p and 720p mkv movies would need splitting into two parts before they can be played. Not a big problem - I use a freeware program called multiAVCHD to do the splitting, which is quick and easy. The 370 plays both parts with virtually no gap in between - very slick.

The other option is to burn the unsplit mkv to a DVD+R Dual Layer disc using the UDF 2.5 format, so the LG can read the file in one go - I use Imgburn to do this - works well.

Another problem I've noticed with some newer mkv movies is that they are "cropped" to nonstandard resolutions (eg 800 instead of 1080, 694 instead of 720) and that also causes problems in the 370 - massive pixellation. After a lot of Googling I found the answer was to "uncrop" the films to standard resolution - multiAVCHD contains an uncropping tool which is easy to use, but the process takes approx 3 hours!

Funny thing is, the "uncropped" file is smaller than the "cropped" one! Makes you wonder why they bother cropping them in the first place! Perhaps a future firmware will allow the player to read "cropped" mkv movies, but the current one doesn't. I don't know if the 390 struggles with cropped mkv movies - if it does it isn't really worth £100 over a 360 or a 370 IMO.

:-(
#18
Fildo Stronst
Pah! I think you'll find the BD370 is the next model down actually!

:p

Now the difference between the 360 and 370 is only supposed to be cosmetic

:)

Sorry i stand corrected, even though as you stated the 360 and 370 is just a different front. You are correct that the 360/370 does have a file limit of 4GB due to reading fat32 but not found this a problem myself. Without getting into too much of a tech debate all I wanted to do was put forward my view that it is a very flexible player and the 390 is even better.
#19
fozzy17
Not really as it still is a good media player, plays other HD content fine, so they still cut the films sales, im guessing youve not seen hd movies that are ps3 and 360 compatable...


Nope, the hd playback is crippled, no surround sound and limited to low profile compression. On top of that both consols only support FAT32, which means a maximum of a 4gb file, which combined with everything else is awful for HD.
#20
Re: PS3 Mafia

Well considering that this is a hot deal website it is only logical that people will say get the PS3 as it is a better deal (I wont go into all the pro's as some have already been listed). It is just a fact that sometimes people don't always want the best deal and prefer the style over the substance of a product.

Also the inability for the PS3 to play MKV's isnt entirely true and probably will not officially remain that way for long especially since the PS3 is touted as having six more years left in its lifespan.
#21
dijital
Nope, the hd playback is crippled, no surround sound and limited to low profile compression. On top of that both consols only support FAT32, which means a maximum of a 4gb file, which combined with everything else is awful for HD.


I Get DTS when watching HD avi files, i agree the fat32 is a pain, but all 720p avi movie files that are made for the ps3 are 4gb or under..and are faultless and jitter free, and im not a ps3 fan i have 3 xbox 360's and two ps3's and i prefer my xbox 360, but if i ever watch anything its on the ps3...
#22
do i buy this over a PS3 because the PS3 Wont play .mkv files.....

or buy the PS3 over this because this wont play games?

PS3 mafia, signing out.
#23
[QUOTE=Pookiepoo]Re: PS3 Mafia

Well considering that this is a hot deal website it is only logical that people will say get the PS3 as it is a better deal (I wont go into all the pro's as some have already been listed). It is just a fact that sometimes people don't always want the best deal and prefer the style over the substance of a product.


But this deal is for an lg bd390 whatever your allegiance to the PS3 is, I can guarantee you some PS3 owners will vote this deal cold, same for the xtreamer or any other media device that people post.

You go to any media player posted on here and you will get ps3 owners extolling the virtues of there machine over what has been posted. People should vote on whether this is the cheapest price at the current time for this particular machine or the same machine can be bought cheaper elsewhere.

i know of no other type of product other than media players posted on this site that get panned by posters because it isn't a PS3 don't forget people want the functionality of media players but don't need to play games. Until they sort the popcorn c200 out or the new dune model becomes more accessible this is one of the best alternatives out there at the moment if you don't want a PS3
#24
Just a quick note re the PS3 and mkv files.
I've installed PS3 Media Server on my computer and it streams mkv files and everything else wirelessly or via ethernet cable to the PS3.
It's played everything I've thrown at it.
#25
lol I have a Sony Blu Ray standalone player anywho which was £1000, the PS3 can shove it for a being a pro home cinema piece of kit, its a kids toy
#26
I've got this player and also a PS3, the image on the LG BD390 is alot sharper than the PS3, also it's extremely quiet, which is perfect for those quiet moments in films which shouldn't have the sound of a cooling fan kicking in.

Don't get me wrong the PS3 is a cracking piece of kit but it's not the best when you do a comparison of a product designed to play films and a product which has a secondary feature to play films.
#27
does it get the yellow light of death ...or is that just the PS3 that can get that LOL
#28
con of the PS3 is that it cannot control your TV volume, if thats a problem.
#29
u wont get the blue neon ring around it!
200 quid for a br is too expensive!
#30
skykid3
No, no, no, get a Xbox 360 with a HD DVD add-on, oh wait a minute.....


Haha nice one! Unfortunatley I was suckered in to that bad boy, I thought it would win due to lower manufacturing costs of hardware and media, I was wrong!

Looks like a great deal if you want a good standalone player.
#31
+1 to get a PS3 instead, but I'm not marking this deal as either hot or cold. It may be a good price for this particular model, hence a deal, but for little extra you can get what I think is a much better deal in the PS3.

As for support, Sony have stood by their company line of 10 year support for their consoles. The PS2 is still being supported (even if it seems overdue to be retired), and with the PS3 launching in 2006 we would be looking at support for atleast the next few years .
#32
This is an excellent piece of kit... bought it the day it came out (for £164 ish). The fact these have gone up so much is testament to how good they are.. and they're so difficult to get hold of.

One thing to be aware of is that if you're playing MKVs over the network, embedded subs do not work. If you're playing via the USB port, they do. External sub files work fine though.
#33
Surely all this commotion about PS3s not playing MKVs is easy to sort out.

You could just demux the MKV Video (Be it Xvid or H264) and audio (any streams) and mux it into a vob which the PS3 can play. Im not talking about a re-encode just demuxing and remuxing into a vob container (a job which at bests takes a few minutes for a large HD MKV)

For more info see such links:
http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Play-MKV-Files-On-Playstation-3
#34
Cold, as the avatar of the OP gave me a headache...
#35
dijital
Contradiction in terms there.

PS3 / X360 will NEVER play mkv's as they will cut in to the hd film sales of each company


mkv2vob take less than a minute and works fine
#36
fozzy17
PS3 wont play MKV files but is a good media player, it may well do in the future though..


Just use mkv2vob to convert .mkv to run on PS3

Sorry you beat me to it
#37
To the PS3 Mafiya.

Why would a pensioner or someone say who isn't into video gaming and is not connected to the internet want a PS3 over a stand-alone Blu-Ray player?

As a 360 owner myself I'd rather take the 360 AND this player as stand alone rather than have have it mashed together like the PS3. At least this way I can play on my 360 AND watch Blu Ray at the same time. :p

Not to mention if you get the YLoD bye bye goes your gaming console AND your Blu Ray player in for repair

FWIW I think the fanboy tit-for-tat p***s competitions are pretty lame and really they only should be argued between kids in the playground not by grown adults.

Great deal OP though. :thumbsup:
#38
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#39
regardless of formats, etc - the quality on a ps3 is shocking. Was round a mates watching public enemies and couldn't believe the dots all over the screen (on a sony bravia too).

Now, this is either the PS3 being shabby at playback compared to a standalone - or just inherant in bluray, I'd choose the former and go for a standalone.
#40
Wonder how many PS2 owners still utilise their PS2s as DVD Players lol. I remember the sales plug back then "you are better off buying a PS2 than a dedicated DVD Player"

Home Cinema enthusiasts demand more from their money rather than a games console that doubles up as a media machine.

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