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Awesome price for this bit of kit, it has 3D playback and plays most MKV files by inbuilt wireless connection or by external HDD formatted to NTFS so +4 gb no problems.

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3D Blu-ray Blu-ray BD-Live Wi-Fi and DLNA YouTube from LG Netcast Picasa from LG NetcastAccuWeather from LG NetcastMusic ID powered by Gracenotes1080P upscaling

Thanks to the latest software and HDMI 1.4 socket, the LG BX580 is able to playback 3D Blu-ray in full High Definition. Link to a 3D TV and home cinema receiver and you'll enjoy the truly remarkable, enveloping picture quality that 3D brings.

3D TV aside, this is an impressive Blu-ray player. With a 12-bit video DAC and Video Enhancement system, not to mention 1080p upscaling for your DVDs, the BX580 produces the kind of crisp detail and smooth motion that LG have become renowned for of late. The sound quality is powerful, dynamic and, like the picture quality, detailed, too.

With its standard Wi-Fi connection, the BX580 can be connected to your home network hub without the need for cables. From here you can stream content via DLNA or access LG NetCast. LG NetCast lets you browse selected sites such as YouTube, Picasa and Accu weather. A further advantage of the wireless connection is being able to access BD-Live features. BD Live lets you stream or download additional film material via the Internet. An unusual feature but great to have is the Music ID powered by Gracenote. Hit the Music ID button when playing a Blu-ray, DVD or CD and Gracenote will search the database to identify the title, artist and album.
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#1
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suspended#2
nice, my LG BD560 does all this except 3d bluray and no built-in wireless, paid £89 after quidco from pixmania.
1 Like #3
Haj but my dvd player for 30 quid does all that except bluray and mkv. From Tesco.
#4
I was going to go for this and then saw it was Electro Centre selling it - I'll shop around for it elsewhere as I don't want to suffer the pain that goes along with dealing with them, just read all the negative feedback on the AV Forums about them and you'll understand what I mean.

Edited By: mumjit on Dec 03, 2010 20:03: .
1 Like #5

Yeah, strange that isn't it? Same price Here here too :p







Edited By: screamingninja on Dec 03, 2010 20:31: .
#6
This is an awesome price. I think im gonna go for it and try and take back my Limit I bought at HMV earlier this year! Just need to figure out what disks my Limit wont play so I can get the refund!!

And with regards to Electrocentre there seems to be plenty of good reviews out there. Wouldnt put me off buying with them!
#7
not the best reviews:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/home-cinema/review/2010/09/15/LG-BX580/p1
Verdict

The BX580 has a lot going for it. It’s teeming with tempting features, most notably 3D playback and built-in Wi-Fi, and a terrific range of networking features, plus its 3D performance is impressive – not quite as impressive as Panasonic’s systems mind, but its sharp and absorbing 3D pictures are still enjoyable. It’s a little shakier with 2D material, some sluggishness besets the operating system and you only get one HDMI output, but with a much lower price tag than its 3D player rivals, you might be prepared to make a few sacrifices.


http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/blu-ray-players/lg-bx580-908922/review
First impressions of the BX580 in action aren't great, though. For starters, the deck takes a startlingly long time to load discs, averaging not far short of a minute for most of the titles I tried it with (such as Avatar and Iron Man 2), and hitting 52 seconds with the Tech Labs reference platter. The deck also crashed a couple of times during my tests, despite apparently having the most up-to-date firmware.

Perhaps the most surprising problem I had, though, was that performance with 2D material wasn't quite as good as expected. The picture sometimes looks a touch noisy and unstable, especially with camera pans. Also, edges seemed oddly forced with really sharp HD material.


Read more: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/blu-ray-players/lg-bx580-908922/review#ixzz175FvgWt2
suspended#8
punkrjb
Haj but my dvd player for 30 quid does all that except bluray and mkv. From Tesco.


3d is a gimmick which 12% of brits can't see and get headaches from and the bd560 has an ethernet port, no need to have a go!
#9
montana78
not the best reviews:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/home-cinema/review/2010/09/15/LG-BX580/p1

Verdict

The BX580 has a lot going for it. It’s teeming with tempting features, most notably 3D playback and built-in Wi-Fi, and a terrific range of networking features, plus its 3D performance is impressive – not quite as impressive as Panasonic’s systems mind, but its sharp and absorbing 3D pictures are still enjoyable. It’s a little shakier with 2D material, some sluggishness besets the operating system and you only get one HDMI output, but with a much lower price tag than its 3D player rivals, you might be prepared to make a few sacrifices.


http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/blu-ray-players/lg-bx580-908922/review

First impressions of the BX580 in action aren't great, though. For starters, the deck takes a startlingly long time to load discs, averaging not far short of a minute for most of the titles I tried it with (such as Avatar and Iron Man 2), and hitting 52 seconds with the Tech Labs reference platter. The deck also crashed a couple of times during my tests, despite apparently having the most up-to-date firmware.

Perhaps the most surprising problem I had, though, was that performance with 2D material wasn't quite as good as expected. The picture sometimes looks a touch noisy and unstable, especially with camera pans. Also, edges seemed oddly forced with really sharp HD material.


Read more: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/blu-ray-players/lg-bx580-908922/review#ixzz175FvgWt2


Appreciate you want to pick out the bad points and post them but if people read the whole tech-radar review incl page 2, it comes out quite favourably. It was mainly on price point of £250 they found this machine to be not good value compared to others,but at £125 this would be a good investment for bluray/media centre and cd player all in one and I am sure they would agree also.

Although I dont own this machine I own a LG BD390 and a BD570 and have had the odd problem with new Blu_ray releases (Iron Man 2) not loading as do most machines with new releases. But that is what firmware support is for and once it is reported LG are very good at updating there machines from my experience and all my discs work fine.

if i believed some of the reviews and reports that the odd person on AVforums posted. i would never have bought my LG BD390 and how I would have missed out on a great bluray/mediaplayer.

I take reviews as a guide and not the be all and end all. Otherwise I would probably never buy anything audio/visual for under £1000. But the LG players imho provide affordable value bluray/media players that compare favourably to some of the more expensive brands.


Edited By: stephenjames84 on Dec 03, 2010 21:12
#10
montana78
not the best reviews:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/home-cinema/review/2010/09/15/LG-BX580/p1

Verdict

The BX580 has a lot going for it. It’s teeming with tempting features, most notably 3D playback and built-in Wi-Fi, and a terrific range of networking features, plus its 3D performance is impressive – not quite as impressive as Panasonic’s systems mind, but its sharp and absorbing 3D pictures are still enjoyable. It’s a little shakier with 2D material, some sluggishness besets the operating system and you only get one HDMI output, but with a much lower price tag than its 3D player rivals, you might be prepared to make a few sacrifices.


http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/blu-ray-players/lg-bx580-908922/review

First impressions of the BX580 in action aren't great, though. For starters, the deck takes a startlingly long time to load discs, averaging not far short of a minute for most of the titles I tried it with (such as Avatar and Iron Man 2), and hitting 52 seconds with the Tech Labs reference platter. The deck also crashed a couple of times during my tests, despite apparently having the most up-to-date firmware.

Perhaps the most surprising problem I had, though, was that performance with 2D material wasn't quite as good as expected. The picture sometimes looks a touch noisy and unstable, especially with camera pans. Also, edges seemed oddly forced with really sharp HD material.


Read more: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/blu-ray-players/lg-bx580-908922/review#ixzz175FvgWt2


It also has some very good reviews out there. And your trusted review link is actually a good review! 7/10 is not exactly a bad score!!!
#11
montana78
not the best reviews:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/home-cinema/review/2010/09/15/LG-BX580/p1

Verdict

The BX580 has a lot going for it. It’s teeming with tempting features, most notably 3D playback and built-in Wi-Fi, and a terrific range of networking features, plus its 3D performance is impressive – not quite as impressive as Panasonic’s systems mind, but its sharp and absorbing 3D pictures are still enjoyable. It’s a little shakier with 2D material, some sluggishness besets the operating system and you only get one HDMI output, but with a much lower price tag than its 3D player rivals, you might be prepared to make a few sacrifices.


http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/blu-ray-players/lg-bx580-908922/review

First impressions of the BX580 in action aren't great, though. For starters, the deck takes a startlingly long time to load discs, averaging not far short of a minute for most of the titles I tried it with (such as Avatar and Iron Man 2), and hitting 52 seconds with the Tech Labs reference platter. The deck also crashed a couple of times during my tests, despite apparently having the most up-to-date firmware.

Perhaps the most surprising problem I had, though, was that performance with 2D material wasn't quite as good as expected. The picture sometimes looks a touch noisy and unstable, especially with camera pans. Also, edges seemed oddly forced with really sharp HD material.


Read more: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/blu-ray-players/lg-bx580-908922/review#ixzz175FvgWt2

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If it struggles with normal movies i will give it a miss as that's what its meant for and with 90% of us having collections of SD dvds there's no point if the pictures crap

Edited By: polly69 on Dec 03, 2010 21:10
#12
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If it struggles with normal movies i will give it a miss as that's what its meant for and with 90% of us having collections of SD dvds there's no point if the pictures crap
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Did you actually read the reviews? The deck gets praise for its DVD upscaling quality!
#13
I'm talking about the performance. If you spend so much money you want good pics. I dont care much about features hence me buying s760 over s370

when i watch movie i want to feel like I'm watching a blu-ray instead of upscaled DVD
#14
hajj_3
punkrjb
Haj but my dvd player for 30 quid does all that except bluray and mkv. From Tesco.


3d is a gimmick which 12% of brits can't see and get headaches from and the bd560 has an ethernet port, no need to have a go!


Its not a gimmick at all, next year your'll see why.
#15
montana78
I'm talking about the performance. If you spend so much money you want good pics. I dont care much about features hence me buying s760 over s370

when i watch movie i want to feel like I'm watching a blu-ray instead of upscaled DVD


I was under the impression that the 370 has better performance than the 760


Edited By: Hinch87 on Dec 04, 2010 01:59: Edited text
#16
Heat + 1 , Cheapest 3D Player ive seen , though dont need nor want one ...........
#17
hajj_3
punkrjb
Haj but my dvd player for 30 quid does all that except bluray and mkv. From Tesco.


3d is a gimmick which 12% of brits can't see and get headaches from and the bd560 has an ethernet port, no need to have a go!


not "having a go". extending your point that you can always get somehing with less features for less money
#18
There are cheaper options from John Lewis. Both have a free 2 year warranty

Toshiba BD-X2100 Blu-ray Disc Player
http://www.johnlewis.com/230980187/Product.aspx

Panasonic DMP-BD45EB-K Blu-ray Disc Player 99.99 with Avatar on Blu-Ray by redemption
http://www.johnlewis.com/230911101/Product.aspx
#19
Saw this player in action today and wasn't impressed with the quality compared to my existing player so passing on it which is a shame as it was a good price but you can see where they've cut corners and comprimised on the PQ :(
#20
itsamac
There are cheaper options from John Lewis. Both have a free 2 year warranty

Toshiba BD-X2100 Blu-ray Disc Player
http://www.johnlewis.com/230980187/Product.aspx


Panasonic DMP-BD45EB-K Blu-ray Disc Player 99.99 with Avatar on Blu-Ray by redemption
http://www.johnlewis.com/230911101/Product.aspx


Maybe cheaper but neither are 3d capable, or stream wirelessly and the Panasonic can't play any mkv files as far as I know? so no comparison really oO (although I agree the panasonic one is a very high quality basic blu-ray player)

Edited By: stephenjames84 on Dec 06, 2010 16:29
#21
mumjit
Saw this player in action today and wasn't impressed with the quality compared to my existing player so passing on it which is a shame as it was a good price but you can see where they've cut corners and comprimised on the PQ :(


Shame about that. Will be able to see for myself a couple of friends have ordered these so will be able to compare against the other 2 machines

Realise this might sound strange having a BD390 and BD570 myself, both used on Sony TV's, I have no problem with PQ and AQ (especially on the BD390) but in my case the machines are mostly used for watching mkv files on them about 90% of the usage time and this is where these LG machines come into there own as an all rounder blu-ray/media player imho.

If I was looking for a machine to play bluray discs only then I would look at a Sony or if finances stretched an Oppo. But if a big consideration was mkv files and other media file types via NTFS as well. An LG would be top of my list everytime

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