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LG BD550

LG BD550
alaScore 78

326 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 326 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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LG BD550

 

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 functionality of step-up models, minus built-in Wi-Fi. That's the case with the LG...

Excellent Blu-ray image quality; Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora, and CinemaNow streaming; plays music, videos, and pictures off a connected USB drive; relatively quick load times compared with other entry-level Blu-ray players

No DLNA compatibility, so you can't stream digital media from a networked computer; user interface is overdesigned; no onboard storage; must manually change the output mode to 1080p

Quick load times, excellent Blu-ray image quality, and a generous suite of streaming services make the LG BD550 a solid entry-level Blu-ray player.

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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 ...

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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...

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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.

Consumer review by:

The WORST!

 

No pros. A total dud

4 months old & it stopped working. LG wants to charge me to fix it. I'm going out to purchase a BETTER brand

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"Ok if all features; movie, photo, music, NETCAST, work."

 

I bought the LG BD550 for the NETFLIX instant movie watching capability only. If it did not have the NETFLIX logo on the list of 'Netcast abilities' that it performs, listed its the box, I would not have bought it. I have plenty of DVD players, and can...

If all features work, as advertised on the outside of the box it, (LG BD550) comes in,....no complaints.

I bought two BD550's at the same time, (AT wal-mart) early December, 2010. The cashier told me I had 90 days to come back, if I decided to buy an extended warranty. I had given one unit to a friend, in early January, 2011. After the second day of his usi

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Ok if all features; movie, photo, music, NETCAST, work.

 

I bought the LG BD550 for the NETFLIX instant movie watching capability only. If it did not have the NETFLIX logo on the list of 'Netcast abilities' that it performs, listed its the box, I would not have bought it. I have plenty of DVD players, and can...

If all features work, as advertised on the outside of the box it, (LG BD550) comes in,....no complaints

I bought two BD550's at the same time, (AT wal-mart) early December, 2010. The cashier told me I had 90 days to come back, if I decided to buy an extended warranty. I had given one unit to a friend, in early January, 2011. After the second day of his usi

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Got what I paid for!

 

Very happy considering the money spent.

Saw the review here and intended to order from new egg or ebay but on a trip to WalMart saw about 15 of these things sitting there for $98. Well, one went home with me and it was plugged in, booted and up-dated in 15 minutes. Then I watched a Netflix m

Yes the tile menu thing is goofy and entering login info with the keypad is a pain but if it is so bad have a teenager do it for you

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it does exactly what it says it can do, very well

 

If you want a blu-ray/dvd playerthat you occaisionally use wih your primary TV, buy this.

Super picture. Easy to set up. I only use it to play disks and I wanted blu-ray and I didn't want to pay a lot. It's absolutely perfect for what I want. Granted, if you want more gizmos, more connectivity, etc it's not the right product for you, but i

Can't use the new Amazon movie download service, but that's Amazon's problem. Some have said that the lack of contol buttons on the unit is a negative, but how difficult is it to pick up the remote. Speaking of decadent

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Love the load speed and the network capability.

 

If you have direct access to your network (no wireless wifi), this one is a winner.

Cost, speed and network features

None for me

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.9in
Height:1.8in
Weight:4.4lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

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

Header

Manufacturer:LG Electronics
Model:BD550
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:LG

Network & Internet Multimedia

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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