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LG BD550

LG BD550
alaScore 79

495 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 495 reviews of LG BD550. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the LG BD550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 user reviews of LG BD550 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Review Crew (

LG BD550 Blu ray Player Review


If you have Ethernet connectivity in your living room, the smart move is to go with an entry-level Blu-ray player. Most such players available in 2010 offer much of the ...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

LG BD550 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


LG plans to add four new models to its Blu-ray line this year. At the low end of the price spectrum is the BD550 ($229.99), which lacks the 3D support, integrated hard drive, and WiFi-readiness you'll find in the higher-priced models. But you do get...

The BD550 supports 1080p/24 playback of Blu-ray discs ; The player has internal decoding and bitstream output of high-resolution audio sources ; It supports BD-Live Web content and can play picture-in-picture bonus content ; The NetCast Web platform...

The BD550 lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an older, non-HDMI A/V receiver ; The player does not have built-in WiFi or internal storage for BD-Live ; It also lacks an advanced control port like...

Even though LG lists the BD550's price at $229.99, this Blu-ray player is actually available for well under $200 at major retailers, and its list of features is generally on par with other players in that price class. Moving up the price chain in LG's...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (

LG BD550


The LG BD 550 is LG's new entry level model similar in features to the BD570 except for the lack of Wi-Fi capabilities. It features a sleek crystal-edge design; smooth 1080p 24/60hz high-def video and high resolution 192khz surround sound for an...

As an entry level player sub $200 player, the LG BD550 sure packs in a host of features that will satisfy and perhaps overwhelm the first time user. At this price point it will win a lot of converts to the world high definition entertainment.

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

LG BD550


LG's BD550 produces decent images and sound and can be networked to take advantage of BD-Live features — just so long as you don't mind laying some Ethernet cable.

No DLNA compatibility, so you can't stream digital media from a networked computer ; User interface is over-designed ; No on-board storage ; Must manually change the output mode to 1080p

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Nathan (

LG BD550 Blu-ray Disc Player - 1080p - Black


Nice to have a simple media appliance that just works.

Pretty fast Blu-Ray/DVD player for the price

None. Other models have other features. You chose

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Good Entry Blu-ray


Ever since I got this for Christmas it has worked very well, online apps worked well, but recently I've had trouble with Netflix as some shows's audio and video don't sync up after pausing it for a while

Plays Blu-rays and DVDs real well, online apps work well

Neflix playback issues

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: bobjones (



I bought this player just before Christmas, almost exactly 3 months ago. It had some trouble reading a few discs at first (only BD) but once it read them it played smoothly. I just purchased Stand By Me on Blu-Ray and tried to watched it, only to find...

So far it's played every DVD I've tried without fail. It played my Blu-Ray Discs for a few months

The darn thing won't read any of my Blu-Rays

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: rburchfi (

Superb Blu-Ray Player


A superb Blu-Ray/DVD player with internet access. I'll suggest to my friends.

Setup was a snap. Had all of the features that I was looking for. The upconvert of a regular DVD is phenominal. Connection to the network was extremley easy

Non that I have found

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: dude (



looks like price is already up $10 from when i bought it last week. too bad, was gonna buy one for my dad.

worked simple. plugged it into the wall. plugged a network cable from uverse dvr to this blue ray player. bam! i am watching netflix. it updated the firmware. very simple. i like the LG menus and interface better than my panasonic and its viera cast

sometimes netflix doesn't look as good of quality as on my wii. maybe it is just a high traffic time and its netflix fault, idk. it never skips or anything, maybe just a little grainy, if you are trying to look for something. or maybe i just never...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: tonster181 (

Cheap and Effective


Make sure you've made provisions to get network cable to this thing if you want to use the online content.

Easy to hook up and use. I hooked up the ethernet port to my network. Primarily this is a netflix box, but it gives me the option to play blu ray and DVD which is nice. I've tried most of the features and they work flawlessly. I'd recommend this to...

Boots up a little slow. No wireless. If a DVD or Blu Ray is in the tray, it'll default to this instead of going to the menu

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

You truly can't experience Full HD 1080p without Blu-ray or the next level of entertainment without NetCast. With the BD550 Network Blu-ray Disc player, you get it all. The unrivaled picture quality and sound of Blu-ray technology along with the unmatched possibilities of having direct access to streaming movies, shows and music from the web, whenever you want.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player:Audio/Video
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP:UPnP / Yes
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:DVD+R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW / CD-RW / BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM
Supported Digital Audio Standards:LPCM
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Manufacturer:LG Electronics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:LG

Network & Internet Multimedia

Internet Streaming Services:CinemaNow / Netflix / YouTube / Pandora / Picasa / Vudu / AccuWeather
Network Connection:Ethernet


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback:No / Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No
USB Recording: No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD / No