LG BD550 - Blu Ray Player - £59.99 Including Vat *Instore* @ Makro - HotUKDeals
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Just saw this in the Makro mail. Deal starts this Wednesday 9th March. I know its Makro and so not available to everyone, but most people know someone with a Makro card so the deal is pretty much for most.


Key Features of the LG BD 550 Blu-ray Player
• Blu-ray and DVD Disc Playback
• Standard DVD Up-Scaling
• Superior Audio Performance
• Express Reaction Startup
• USB 2.0 Media Host
• SimpLink

Making old just like new No need to go out and replace your old DVD collection. Even they look better on Blu-ray. Standard DVD Up-Scaling delivers exceptional image quality from standard DVDs with 1080p up-scaling via HDMI output.

No more waiting to watch
A quick-opening tray - ready to play before you hit the couch.

All in one
Are your remote controls taking over your living room? Now with SimpLink you can easily set up and control all of your HDMI™ connected LG devices with just one remote.

Enjoy it at its best
Make the most of your HDTV. Blu-ray disc playback delivers exceptional Full HD 1080p video performance.

Don't just hear it. Feel it.
A great picture needs great sound. Get Superior Audio Performance that supports surround sound up to 7.1 channels with Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Advanced Digital Out technologies.

Memories on the big screen
Want to view a highlight reel of the family vacation in the comfort of your living room? USB Media Host lets you view family photos and listen to music from USB storage devices.
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#1
Bought this for 69.99 off Amazon, thought that a good deal
And it's been great Upgrades ordinary dvd's too - had "Undiscovered Country" on, and the make up on Kirk and Spock was hilarious - caked on ! Never noticed it before using the disc on this Bluray player !
#2
Any chance this has got iPlayer?
#3
I take it anyone cannot get a trade card?
#4
I can't see this on the mail... do you have a link or scan?

It's on the current mail @ £54.99.
#5
SkilledNutter
I take it anyone cannot get a trade card?

no you have to be a trade buisness to get a card ,you need to supply some invoices with your co name on to qualify,
#6
already out on display and for sale in the Glasgow Makro. I was in at 12 today and they had a full pallet full. I asked and was told they are for sale
#7
true8lue
I can't see this on the mail... do you have a link or scan?

It's on the current mail @ £54.99.



Sorry about picture quality, took it with phone because scanner not set up. I'm pretty sure this player has IPlayer as well, but i'm not 100% sure.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2j0bnuo.jpg

Edited By: Norman Whiteside on Mar 07, 2011 18:06
#8
Has Divx, also at amazon + dixons for £69.99
Other than that anyone know if its a good one?

Edited By: DealHunta on Mar 07, 2011 19:34
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DealHunta
Has Divx, also at amazon + dixons for £69.99
Other than that anyone know if its a good one?


Well it can play MKV files from usb stick or external hd and the usb stick can be formatted to fat32 and it can play any size MKV files, they are not restricted to the 4gb limit other players require
#10
Does this, or any other device, apply upscaling to anything other than dvds?.
For example standard def' video from USB stick or hard-drive?.
And a largely unrelated question (with your permission):
I've been told that PS3 owners can rent full hi def films from lovefilm over the interweb, is this true?.
Even if it is though, I assume I'd need cable or something better than my old ADSL broadband :-(
Good price for this player regardless.
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1 Like #11
Overdrawn
Does this, or any other device, apply upscaling to anything other than dvds?.
For example standard def' video from USB stick or hard-drive?.
And a largely unrelated question (with your permission):
I've been told that PS3 owners can rent full hi def films from lovefilm over the interweb, is this true?.
Even if it is though, I assume I'd need cable or something better than my old ADSL broadband :-(
Good price for this player regardless.
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What does it matter if it can't upscale, your TV has to do it to fit your panel's resolution and will do a damn sight better job than this 50 quid player.
#12
I'm very pleased with my £69.99 version - £10 cheaper is a great deal.
This has an ethernet connection for BD live and will automatically download firmware updates. No other ethernet functionality unfortunately; but it is quite a good media player despite that.

Norman Whiteside
...Well it can play MKV files from usb stick or external hd and the usb stick can be formatted to fat32 and it can play any size MKV files, they are not restricted to the 4gb limit other players require


I think you meant to say the HD / USB can be ntfs format and don't need to be formatted fat32.



Edited By: wombat6025 on Mar 08, 2011 18:59
#13
Just picked mine up from Macro... so hot from me!

Thanks!
#14
Similar to the Sharp Blu Ray player they had about a year ago for £50. And this player is sure to be better. Heat added.
#15
Bought one of these yesterday as none of the tesco's near me had the other deals on here in stock.
The load times and picture / sound quality are great.
The only thing I would say is if you are going to do the update do it via a usb stick as it takes forever over ethernet (set it going then ran a bath had the bath got dried and it was still only about 46% so downloaded it on laptop from lg website in about 2 minutes)
Definately worth it for me as my ps3 (old larger type) was so noisy (fans) when watching blu ray that I had to have the volume way too high and also the ps3 seemed to go very loud and then quiet during movies.
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