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LG BD550 Blu Ray Player....£59.99 delivered @ Sainsburys (22 Feb only)
LG BD550 Blu Ray Player....£59.99 delivered @ Sainsburys (22 Feb only)

LG BD550 Blu Ray Player....£59.99 delivered @ Sainsburys (22 Feb only)

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Currently £79.99, but use the code CCQJ-MRKM-Y33R on the checkout summary page to get £20 off....and pay the princely sum of £59.99

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Product Features
Superior Audio Performance
Blu-ray and DVD Disc Playback
Express Reaction Startup
USB 2.0 Media Host
Technical Details

SUMMARY
Blu-ray Support: Yes
Full HD 1080p resolution: Yes
Upscale Standard DVDs: Yes
USB 2.0 connectivity: Yes
No. of HDMI Ports: 1
Express Reaction Startup: Yes
Disc Capacity: 1
Disc Playback Capability: Blu-ray™ Disc, BD-R/RE, DVD, DVD±R/RW, Audio CD, CD-R/RW
Video Content Format: MPEG4 AVC, [email protected], MPEG2, [email protected], SMPTE VC1, [email protected], MPEG2, [email protected], AVCHD
SimpLink™ connectivity: Yes


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


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


AUDIO / VIDEO INPUTS & OUTPUTS
Composite Video Out: 1
Component Video Out: 1
HDMI™ Out: 1
Analog Audio Out (L/R): 1
Digital Out (Coaxial): 1
LAN Port (RJ-45): 1
USB 2.0 In: 1

33 Comments

nice price, but this or the sony s370....

Banned

Hmm, no internet functionality? For £70 I kind of expected some sort of internet options. I guess it may have been a bit overpriced to start.
Edited by: "Reser" 22nd Feb 2011

nice

Banned

theyiddo

Thats fine....this is only £59.99!



Yes but before voucher they had it at £70, to me without any internet functionality it is only worth £59.99, I cant see this as a deal when pretty much all blueray players £60+ have some sort of internet options these days.

I'm with Reser - at £70 this was a rip off.

Reser

Hmm, no internet functionality? For £70 I kind of expected some sort of … Hmm, no internet functionality? For £70 I kind of expected some sort of internet options. I guess it may have been a bit overpriced to start.



Yes it does via ethernet cable.
LAN Port (RJ-45): 1

Original Poster

I think what Reser is getting at is it has no access to Youtube...etc. In the UK it doesn't, but it does in the USA (and maybe other countries). I wonder if putting USA firmware on it might work?

It does have BD Live access in the UK though.

great price, but I m gonna wait for the sony S380

Great price, thanks

Original Poster

True, the S380 will be a far better machine. But for those that can only afford £60, you'll be waiting a long time for the S380 to be that price!

I can't understand why having a blu-ray player with internet connectivity is a must have issue for some people, especially for people that have yet to get a player in their house.

I buy blu-ray players just to be able to watch the main content which is the featured movie - if I wanted to see any 'bonus' filler web content then I'd use my PC and a web browser.

Now that these players can be had for around the £50 mark I find it amazing that people can expect them to have all the featues of a high-end player for the same price.

The Sony S380 was/is on special offer for a little over £100 in Sony Centres and is a nice player for anyone wanting to spend a bit more on a player.
Edited by: "mumjit" 22nd Feb 2011

It is also DNLA certified, so i will enjoy watching movies and listening to MP3s from my PC upstairs, so I am certainly going to be getting one and my in laws can have the old one.

Original Poster

mumjit

The Sony S380 was/is on special offer for a little over £100 in Sony … The Sony S380 was/is on special offer for a little over £100 in Sony Centres and is a nice player for anyone wanting to spend a bit more on a player.



Strange, I thought the S380 is not released until 11th March!

theyiddo

True, the S380 will be a far better machine. But for those that can only … True, the S380 will be a far better machine. But for those that can only afford £60, you'll be waiting a long time for the S380 to be that price!



unless you have LAN, the wifi dongle that Sony sells it priced at 50+ gbp... pointless for those who have WiFi... I think S570 with builtin wifi works out to be the same price as S370/380 +WiFi dongle

theyiddo

Strange, I thought the S380 is not released until 11th March!



avforums.com/for…tml

Had them in cardiff on Saturday for £110.
Edited by: "mumjit" 22nd Feb 2011

Original Poster

Cheers....I guess they've arrived early then.

yeah probably only available now exclusively in Sony Centres.

i have this player got it from blockbuster the usb on this will do fat32 and ntfs file system not many bluray players will do the ntfs file system which makes this player superb as a media player.

Reser

Hmm, no internet functionality? For £70 I kind of expected some sort of … Hmm, no internet functionality? For £70 I kind of expected some sort of internet options. I guess it may have been a bit overpriced to start.



I have this player; it does give you access to Blu-Ray live content and will download firmware updates through the LAN connection.
Admittedly it's my first experience with Blu-ray but I'm very pleased I bought it for £69.99 and thought that good value so at £59.99 it's an absolute steal.
If your TV has DLNA and access to internet TV, (or far,far better if you have a computer), then why would you need internet and DLNA (other than BD Live) on the Blu-Ray player?
It will play nearly all of the media files I have on my Samsung S2 drive (ntfs format, 640GB) - (just .rmvb and a few weirdly formatted .mkv that it won't play).
Needless to say Blu-Rays look brilliant and between the Player and my TV DVD's are upscaled really well, even low quality video files through USB upscale pretty well; 360p looks OK and anything 480p or better looks fine.
The player responds really well to the remote (as log as you point it vaguely toward the player) and the menu structure is simple making it easy to use.

It does have it's short-comings, (e.g. no rear USB port), but nothings perfect

Edited by: "wombat6025" 22nd Feb 2011

I've also bought this recently as wanted something to play the films on my hard drive, but didn't want to spend £80 for the WD live when i could get this and have the option of blu ray too.

Does the job for me, plays ntfs hard drive, blu ray and was cheap enough for me.

Heat

I actually got this for £39.99 as a price mixup a couple of weeks ago!

Bargain, snagged one of those! Been looking for a nice cheap and cheerful player

is this multi region hackable?

ive been looking for the cheapest multi region blu with "exceptable" picture standards

called some sony centres and they not had any S380 instock, but they id mention S383 arriving 2moro... anyone heard of that model?

zerowing

called some sony centres and they not had any S380 instock, but they id … called some sony centres and they not had any S380 instock, but they id mention S383 arriving 2moro... anyone heard of that model?



Its usually just a tweak for example on the 360 and 363 players, the 363 remote was back lit

Laubi02

is this multi region hackable?ive been looking for the cheapest multi … is this multi region hackable?ive been looking for the cheapest multi region blu with "exceptable" picture standards



I doubt it, you can make most players MR for DVDs, but for blu ray discs you need to modify the hardware

Laubi02

is this multi region hackable?ive been looking for the cheapest multi … is this multi region hackable?ive been looking for the cheapest multi region blu with "exceptable" picture standards



You could try this, hack is at the bottom of the thread.
avforums.com/for…tml

Does this come with a HDMI cable?

ElT4T30

Does this come with a HDMI cable?



no

Broxy

You could try this, hack is at the bottom of the … You could try this, hack is at the bottom of the thread.[url=http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-ray-dvd-player-multiregion-hacks/1381866-lg-bd550-blu-ray-player.html]http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-ray-dvd-player-multiregion-hacks/1381866-lg-bd550-blu-ray-player.html[/url]



Thanks Broxy - I hadn't found that thread; I had seen another where the same person had seemingly given up on finding a fix; I suspect that with that 'fix' it is only possible to change the Area code (say to US) rather than make the player region free; I'll try the codes tonight and report back.

Edit: Tested the supposed multi-region hack and it does not work for DVD or Blu-Ray.
Edited by: "wombat6025" 22nd Feb 2011

wombat6025

Thanks Broxy - I hadn't found that thread; I had seen another where the same … Thanks Broxy - I hadn't found that thread; I had seen another where the same person had seemingly given up on finding a fix; I suspect that with that 'fix' it is only possible to change the Area code (say to US) rather than make the player region free; I'll try the codes tonight and report back.



That would be great, regarding an earlier post, I was referring to dvds, as I have dvds from all over the world. Of course, a mutiny region blu would be amazing but multi region dvdis essential to me

Thanks guys

Laubi02

That would be great, regarding an earlier post, I was referring to dvds, … That would be great, regarding an earlier post, I was referring to dvds, as I have dvds from all over the world. Of course, a mutiny region blu would be amazing but multi region dvdis essential to meThanks guys



Just to confirm I tested the 'hack' provided in the AVforum link.

Changing the Area Code to "US" does not affect Blu-Ray or DVD playback (i.e. I still can't play region 1 DVDs and still can play region 2 DVD and GB Blu-Ray).

So, I'm sorry to say, unless anyone can prove me wrong there is NO multi-region hack for this player.
Edited by: "wombat6025" 22nd Feb 2011

wombat6025

Just to confirm I tested the 'hack' provided in the AVforum link. … Just to confirm I tested the 'hack' provided in the AVforum link. Changing the Area Code to "US" does not affect Blu-Ray or DVD playback (i.e. I still can't play region 1 DVDs and still can play region 2 DVD and GB Blu-Ray). So, I'm sorry to say, unless anyone can prove me wrong there is NO multi-region hack for this player.



thanks for trying mate,

thats a shame, any one know the cheapest blu ray player that has multi region capability for DVDs?

Edited by: "Laubi02" 23rd Feb 2011
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