LG BD560 Blu-ray player (plays .mkv, .avi xvid/divx, .mp3 and supports NTFS harddrives) - £99.49 Delivered or LESS! @ Beyond TV - HotUKDeals
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Product Features

* Blu-Ray, DVD/+R/+RW/-R/-RW Play
* LG Netcast
* USB Plus
* 1080P Upscaling
* 45mm x 430mm x 200mm

* Blu-ray Player
* USB Plus and BD-Live
* 1080P upscaling
* LG Simplink Connectivity Plug in an external Hard Disc Drive
* YouTube from LG Netcast

Technical Details

Video DAC - 162MHZ/12bit
XvYCC - Yes
Video Enhancement - Yes
1080p Upscaling - Yes
Audio DAC - 192KHz/24bit
BD-ROM - Yes
BD-R - Yes
BD-RE - Yes
DVD (PAL / NTSC) - Yes/Yes
DVD+RW/+R - Yes
DVD-RW / -R (VR/ Video Mode) - Yes
MPEG4 - Yes
DivX - Yes
DivX HD - Yes
DTS CD - Yes
Blu-Ray Support - Yes
Parental Lock - Yes
Auto Power Off - Yes
Last Scene Memory - Yes
Quick booting - Yes
Quick Loading - Yes
Firmware update - Yes
HDMI - Yes
Video Out - Composite - Yes
Video Out - Component - Yes
Audio Out - Audio L/R - Yes
Audio Out - Coaxial - Yes
Ethernet - Yes
Power Consumption - 20W
Power-Off Consumption - Under 0.1W
Set (WXHXD) (mm) - 430 x 45 x 200
AV RCA Cable - Yes

Make sure you update firmware via ethernet as LG's website often takes weeks for them to add newer firmware updates to it.

Photos and videos of the bluray player including the menus: http://www.areadvd.de/hardware/2010/lg_bd560.shtml

.VOB file support was removed in the latest firmware due to licensing issues btw, renaming it to .mpg usually works though. No it doesn't support iPlayer incase you are wondering.

Amazing player, will play files from NTFS formatted harddrives and usb pens, my friend tried a 17gb 1080p .mkv of Avatar and it played perfectly.

Supported filetypes:

„.jpg”, „.jpeg”, „.png”, „.avi”, „.divx”, „.mpg”, „.mpeg”, „.mkv”, „.mp4”, „.mp3”, „.wma”, „.wav”

Format CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, BD-R/RE: ISO 9660+JOLIET, UDF i UDF Bridge.

Subtitle Support:
SubRip (.srt / .txt), SAMI (.smi), SubStation Alpha (.ssa/.txt), MicroDVD (.sub/.txt), VobSub (.sub), SubViewer
1.0 (.sub), SubViewer 2.0 (.sub/.txt), TMPlayer (.txt), DVD Subtitle System (.txt) VobSub (.sub)

Playable Codec format:
„DIVX3.xx”, „DIVX4.xx”, „DIVX5.xx”, „XVID”, „DIVX6.xx” , H.264/

Supported audio:
„Dolby Digital”, „DTS”, „MP3”, „WMA”, „AAC”, „AC3”

3.5% Quidco makes it £96.01 Delivered. Richersounds will beat the £99.49 by £5 so it would be £94.49 delivered if you do that :)
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Edited By: hajj_3 on Sep 01, 2010 12:16: .
if you can stream to it from a NAS then i would buy this straight away!
Not sure about that preacher, you'd have to google it and hope for some info.
Will it play files from a network share?
"MKV will will only output in 50hz Pal mainly.

So if you... ahem.... 'acquire' USA TV shows in NTSC (60hz) then they stay in PAL and look awful and judder."


Sounds a bit flaky to me, I'll save my cash.

Edited By: ro53ben on Sep 01, 2010 12:26: typo
i've had the 565 for a few months and find it very good. i play a lot of mkv files from usa sitcoms and avi's and much larger, 10gb+ BR mkv files all straight from my hd and have never had any problems with judders or such. bridged it using my laptop wireless connection and plays you tube fine too
Can this play mkv files from usb flash stick too?
@normal yes as long as its formatted as FAT32 or NTFS.
Much better off paying the extra £5 for the Sony BDP-S370.... Built in iplayer, Plays MKV's etc like this and works a dream with my Qnap Nas... Picks up DLNA and Upnp
the Sony can't play from NTFS formatted usb devices and therefore can't play 4.4gb or 7.8gb .mkv files without them being split into 4gb chunks.

This may work with DLNA and Upnp i haven't checked as i don't need those.
the Sony can't play from NTFS formatted usb devices and therefore can't play 4.4gb or 7.8gb .mkv files without them being split into 4gb chunks.This may work with DLNA and Upnp i haven't checked as i don't need those.

It does have gigabit lan though (this doesn't) so can handle HD files comfortably over network.... I have an 8tb network set up and have one of the Sony BDP-S370 in every spare room connected, works flawlessly...

This does look good but I think the Sony has the edge.... The LG is obviously the better choice if you want to play HD files from an external HD.... I have had an LG product before and the video performance has been very poor so that needs checking out before deciding if this is worth buying, the reviews suggest not....
Just read another review saying the LG has cinavia working well....BAD POINT.... means future pirated movies won't work (only karate kid and wolfman at the moment but more will follow). The Sony still plays when cinavia is there (google cinavia)
1080p .mkv files don't fully utilise the throughput of 100mbit, so gigabit offers no advantage at all. The LG doesn't have cinavia built in, i've had people test it and i also asked LG:

Dear Mr X,

Thank you for your email,

No this unit does not have Cinavia built-in protection.

Best regards,
LG Electronics UK Helpdesk
LG Customer Services
UK: 0844 847 5454 Ireland: 0818 27 6954
Mon-Fri 9am to 8pm Sat 9am-6pm

Also there's no guarantee Sony won't add Cinavia as its in the Sony PS3 since firmware 3.10.

Edited By: hajj_3 on Sep 01, 2010 19:51: .
Ok, I want a Blu Ray player to watch Blu Ray ripps in MKV format from a UBS stick.

Which of the Blu Ray players would give me the best picture quality?

LG BD560 or the Samsung BD-C5300


no optical digital
Go for samsung c5300 similar price plays usb sticks/hard drives FAT & NTFS also recognizes diferent partitions and seperates drives.
I havent tested the LG but i can confirm the samsung played a 8gb book of eli MKV file on a ntfs formated usb hard drive flawlessly.

p.s the samsung comes with free films
the samsung can do all of those things too. The LG has coaxial digital out only, the samsung has optical digital out only, it depends what type of amp he has or whether he will be using hdmi for audio or just stereo.
Much better off paying the extra £5 for the Sony BDP-S370.... Built in iplayer, Plays MKV's etc like this and works a dream with my Qnap Nas... Picks up DLNA and Upnp

So the BDP-S370 does this out of the box? Any limitations I should know of? It will just access a network share?

Answered my own question, I'll stick with the Popcorn players: http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-ray-players/1296053-sony-bdp-s370-owners-thread-part-2-a-3.html

Edited By: ro53ben on Sep 02, 2010 07:35: added info
Hello, i have LG BD 560 and it plays some MKV file but not all of them,can someone tell me how can i encode it?

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