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LG BD650

LG BD650
alaScore 76

49 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites.

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(Based on 49 reviews)

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LG BD650

 

Not contended with simply making its mark with its 2D blu-ray players, the LG BD650 fortifies LG's serious intent into competing in the 3D market. With the success of its predecessor, the BD590, the BD650 had big shoes to fill. And it does not...

The LG BD650 may not have been the first to jump on the 3D bandwagon, but it is definitely no slouch in that department. The BD650 has managed to build on the success of its predecessor by retaining some of the popular features and correspondingly,...

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Streaming Applications Problems

 

Blu-Ray movies play and the unit has good controls

As a blue ray player the model works fine. It plays movies as it should ; However, I have ongoing problems with the streaming video service. First , the NHL application in the premium service doesn't work. There is an ongoing software problem that...

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Plays Everything Needed

 

I wanted a player that could play DIVX and hook up to my network, but after reading the reviews I was afraid that this player would be able to that. After receiving the player I hooked up the cables and it worked like a charm. It connected my network...

despite the other reviews this player DOES play DIVX, MVK and Blue-rays just fine. It connected to my network (wired) with no issues, I was able to view movies and pictures. It plays Netflix (see cons) and Pandora also. Connected to Picassa (after 2...

Netflix was a slow to respond when advancing, rewinding, and pausing a movie

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Poor performance

 

Plays standard DVDs and Blu Ray disk with any problems. Power up and off is slow

Very Slow at playing premium sources such as Netflix. Often hangs in spite of having a number of auto updates

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Followup

 

Buy any other player. This player is so terrible that I will never buy another LG product again.

It probably plays something without being slow or buggy ; Frequent firmware updates that don't seem to fix any issues

Most of the time, it takes two power cycles before it will output video ; Netflix freezes the player pretty often ; Many features still say "coming soon ; Rewinding Netflix, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and media usually doesn't work ; Netflix search does not work...

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1 bricked. Neither sync sound on mp4's.

 

While I was on the phone with support looking for help with the bricked unit, the rep had the nerve to suggest that the mp4 file I was playing was responsible for bricking the unit. Wow. I had high hopes.

Tons of features. Network connectivity. Netflix streaming. Will play your media library from various sources / connections. Lots of other network-available content. Oh yea, it plays blu-ray and DVDs

Of two that I bought, one bricked itself while I had an MP4 paused for a few minutes ; Fails to synchronize sound when playing my mp4 library. VLC, Windows Media Player, XBMC on Apple TV, iPad all have no sound sync issues ; The warranty is...

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LG BD650 Follow-up

 

LG still has not returned my inquiry on subtitles support for Netflix on this player. I am guessing this is a Netflix standard, but it would be nice to get an email back on my question. FYI...most players probably do this these days, but it will...

Still works! LG has added HuluPlus app to line-up. LG also re-worked app menu so access to Netflix is slightly quicker ; Purchased an LG wi-fi adapter for this to use in a location that I did not have any Cat-5/6 cable run to. Wireless works well on...

Loses wi-fi connection randomly. This is annoying to my wife who is not as comfortable messing with connection settings every time the kids want to watch something on that TV ; Gives warning message that connection to files stored on PC may be slow...

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Feature Filled Blu-ray player

 

Top value for the price. Player very simple to navigate.

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Freezing up

 

This unit was operating OK but all of the sudden it started to freeze in the middle of a movie.Tried different types like DVD, Blu-Ray and does it all the time.

Excellent Image Quality, Nice picture quality

Slow Load Time

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Freezing up

 

This unit was operating OK but all of the sudden it started to freeze in the middle of a movie. Tried different types like DVD, Blu-Ray and does it all the time.

Excellent Image Quality, Nice picture quality

Slow Load Time

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No

Connectivity

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

General Features

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

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
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:NO UPNP

Recording

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
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