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LG BD590

LG BD590
alaScore 75

343 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 reviews of LG BD590. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 BD590 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 343 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG BD590

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 user reviews of LG BD590 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.com.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: LG BD590 250GB HD Network Blu-Ray Disc Player

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (pcworld.com)

LG BD590: A Pricey Blu-ray Disc Player With a Very Large Internal Hard Drive

 

The LG BD590 contains an internal 250GB hard drive--a unique feature for a Blu-ray player and one that does much to explain the player's $300 street price (as of November 23, 2010). But how useful is an internal hard drive to a Blu-ray player?

250GB internal hard drive for multimedia playback ; Very good image quality ; Wi-Fi ; Can convert all audio formats to DTS

Expensive ; Larger and heavier than standard Blu-ray players ; Hard drive storage has limited functionality

For most people, the player's 250GB internal hard drive won't justify the LG BD590's relatively high cost.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (wired.com)

Multitalented Blu-ray Player Isn't Future-Proof

 

Hard drive and a Blu-ray drive? GTFO! It's the LG BD590 and it's coming to a home theater near you.

Apr, 2010
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Expert review by: Andrew Gash (audioholics.com)

LG BD590 Network Blu-ray w/250GB Review

 

Blu-ray players have come down in price considerably and now it seems the fight is on for features and market share. LG has tackled this problem by filling its new BD590 with all of the network features you could want, including built-in 802.11n...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (macworld.com)

Review: LG BD590 Blu-ray player

 

For most people, the Blu-ray player's 250GB internal hard drive won't justify the LG BD590's relatively high cost.

On the other hand, if you use Vudu's on-demand video service a lot, and if you prefer buying movies from that service to renting them, the hard drive becomes much more valuable. You can download the movies you buy to the drive, resulting in...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

LG BD590 Review

 

LG BD590 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the LG BD590 and comparisons to other Blu-ray Players

Great image quality with Blu-rays and DVDs; Internet streaming; DLNA compatible for streaming from a PC; 250 GB hard drive

Expensive; User interface could be a little more polished; No 3-D capabilities; Not as fast as some Blu-ray Disc Players

Aug, 2010

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Expert review by: David Vaughn (hometheater.com)

LG BD590 Blu-ray Player

 

LG Electronics has proven itself to be the most innovative manufacturer of Blu-ray players in the world. It was first to market with an HD DVD/Bluray Disc combo player (BH100), a player with Netflix streaming (BD300), and a player with 802.11n Wi-Fi...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: David Vaughn (hometheatermag.com)

LG BD590 Blu-ray Player

 

LG Electronics has proven itself to be the most innovative manufacturer of Blu-ray players in the world. It was first to market with an HD DVD/Bluray Disc combo player (BH100), a player with Netflix streaming (BD300), and a player with 802.11n Wi-Fi...

Rear-panel connections include HDMI 1.3a with x.v.Color. (The BD590 isn't Blu-ray 3D ready and isn't upgradable.) The back panel also includes component video and composite video outputs. Audio connections include TosLink, coaxial digital, and stereo...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (bluray-players.net)

LG BD590

 

LG has come up with a unique idea that distinguishes its high end blu-ray player from the rest of the field. The LG BD590 is the first Blu-ray player to feature an integrated 250GB hard drive. This interesting feature allows for easy storage and...

While the lack of 3D capabilities may make the LG BD 590 seem lacking compared to other top end players from Sony, Panasonic and Samsung, we found that the BD590 is actually a more useful product for the foreseeable future since 3D playback requires...

Consumer review by: Agitated (newegg.com)

Buyer Beware

 

Latest firmware did not resolve the issue. Owners must hope that LG will eventually come up with a fix.

Supports most streaming services. Easy setup. Fair price

Blu-ray playback problems. This and other LG Blu-ray disc players have trouble with playback of discs from several manufacturers / publishers. The player will either skip ahead or momentarily lock-up (i. e. freeze)

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent device

 

One of the best purchases I've made in a while, even if it was "accidental". The funny thing is is that I haven't even used it as a blu ray player yet. I would have paid the same for it without the blu ray capabilities. If the hard drive can be...

I bought it with another purchase because i needed a blu ray player and the price was good, (much lower than current price), and because it had a hard drive and supported wireless and HD. After setting it up I realized it was much more than I...

Initial firmware update took 20 to 30 minutes and , although it said it was updated, the next time i fired it up it wanted to download and install the update again. The second update took about the same time to process but this time it took

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Move beyond even the amazing capabilities of Blu-ray and instant streaming entertainment with the BD590 Blu-ray Disc player from LG. You're not just getting the best way to enjoy Full HD 1080p with Blu-ray or the unparalleled entertainment options of being hooked up to NetCast Entertainment Access. This is fully loaded with a 250GB Media Library that lets you store your music, photos and HD movies you purchase from Vudu. This is something better than Blu-ray.

Combined Device

Type:Blu-Ray disc player / digital multimedia receiver / HDD recorder

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type:Digital player

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:250GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.6in
Height:1.9in
Weight:7.1lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Type:Blu-Ray disc player

Header

Manufacturer:LG Electronics
Model:BD590
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:LG

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi)
Functionality:Internet radio playback / Digital video playback / Digital photo playback / Digital audio playback
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