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LG BP530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 520 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and design are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the LG BP530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 520 reviews)

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LG BP530

 

You can get a lot of Blu-ray player for under $100 these days, including built-in Wi-Fi and a full suite of streaming-media services to supplement your disc-playing needs.

The LG BP530 offers a fine selection of streaming services, built-in Wi-Fi, and decent disc playback. It also features subtle styling and a well-laid-out remote and is easy to use, despite some user interface clutter.

Netflix loads particularly slowly. The neat Private Listening feature only works with discs, not apps, and isn't reliable. And there are minor image quality issues for picky viewers.

The LG BP530 has built-in Wi-Fi and a good selection of apps, but there are just enough quirks to keep it from being a top Blu-ray player pick.

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"Not Recommended!!"

 

Not recommended.:(

When it does work good picture - never got to try 3D as after 1 week & 1 day machine doesn't work!

Disc fall off tray into machine

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"Do not buy: not working even after exchange."

 

After exchange, some of the same problems exist. It is still skipping randomly. It stopped completely once. My expectations for today are more of the same problems.

Can't think of any

Skipped randomly throughout shows on Netflix, DVD, and Blu Ray.

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"Don't buy this BluRay."

 

Like the set-up and on screen menu.

Software is damaged, constantly drops you from the wireless router. Like the set-up and on screen menu. Bought two machines both had software problems, LG is aware of the problem.

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Excellent

 

Very easy setup ; Fast boot up time ; Beautiful picture ; Easy to setup wireless or using a wired lan

Wireless a little slow to connect sometimes, but this issue may be due to the ATT U-verse router and the fact that we have both the Blu-ray player and the wireless DirecTV genie sitting together

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Excellent Bluray 3D player mated w/ my LG TV

 

Perfect match for my LG 55" 3D TV. LG's "Simplink" system allows tv & player to communicate & sync operations. Very convenient. 3D quality fluctuates w/ 3D disc quality. Don't think that's the player's fault. Very satisfied w/ purchase on sale at...

Great price on sale / Easy to use

3D quality contingent on source 3D disc quality. Expected

Consumer review by:

works great

 

excellent unit was easy to install and went well with my smart remote as well as the picture quality is excellent tooThis product has... Great DVD upconversion, Useful Internet-enabled features, Good connection options, Easy to use controlsAbout me......

ease of operation set up and quality

nothing

Consumer review by:

Easy set up.

 

Bought and LG tv and felt that an LG player should work just fine with it. It does just that!This product has... Good connection optionsAbout me... Budget Conscious, Casual movie watcher

It works like it should

Consumer review by:

great blu ray disc player

 

plays dvds and blu rays great, I have a lg tv so works great with tv since my tv can link to it, easy set upThis product has... Great DVD upconversion, Useful Internet-enabled features, Good connection options, Easy to use controlsAbout me... Avid...

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Nice smart DVD player

 

It was easy to get on my network. Everything was as I expected except that you can't watch the Amazon Prime instant video like you can on the smart TVs.This product has... Useful Internet-enabled features, Good connection options, Easy to use...

Lots of features

Can't use Amazon instant

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
UPnP:UPnP
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

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

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No
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