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So far one odd thing - can't copy over stuff to the internal HD via WiFi. Have to connect an external HD/USB first, then copy over. Don't really like that (seems like an extra step). So far it's fast - copying over 60GB of stuff and its 25% done in about 1 minute (ahhh...one file at a time). Homelink (DNLA) is available, but as stream only. Very odd...

If I have to do the extra step to copy stuff over, it may not be worth it for me.
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So far one odd thing - can't copy over stuff to the internal HD via WiFi. Have to connect an external HD/USB first, then copy over. Don't really like that (seems like an extra step). So far it's fast - copying over 60GB of stuff and its 25% done in about 1 minute (ahhh...one file at a time). Homelink (DNLA) is available, but as stream only. Very odd...

If I have to do the extra step to copy stuff over, it may not be worth it for me.

Ahh, a reboot fixed it. Now I can copy via WiFi (I won't for stuff already on the External HD). Got a boner now. Really liking the feel of the remote. Still think they should have hid the numbers like the did on the previous generation remote.

Copying over some iTunes music via WiFi to see if it even works. Pretty slow...but I guess it's a one time thing so I'll just let it do it's thing while I sleep. So I selected to do all of Aimee Mann (51 songs) and it copies over only 31. WTF? It shows the albums, but no songs. All were legally purchased CDs that were burned to my computer.
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can someone confirm what video formats you can play via usb. divx? xvid? wmv? etc. thx
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glad to see some real differences in capabilities among their players here....if you want wireless and dlna (full connectivity on board) you need to get the 570...otherwise get the 550. if you want on onboard hdd get the 590. makes it pretty easy to decide rather than having devices only $20 apart in price that are almost identical like sony...now i just have to decide between the lg 570, the panny 85 and the sony 570....the sony lists for 250 vs 300 for the others, i guess we'll see how they all perform.

How different is the 570 from 390?
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Looking at the specs:

BD570:
has Pandora

BD390:
has 7.1 analog outputs
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I'll post some major impressions later.
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I'll post some major impressions later.

Tease.
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Tease.

It's alot. One good thing - the auto shutdown is gone. I let mine sit for 30 minutes and it was still on.
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Waiting for the review. I'm torn between the 590 and one of the Sony units.
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Looking at the specs:

BD570:
has Pandora

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has 7.1 analog outputs

Do both share the list of playable codecs and containers?
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Do both share the list of playable codecs and containers?

Gotta wait for GizmoDVD to answer that.
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Ok. BD590. Little background on me: I owned or have owned a BH100, BH200, BD300, BD370 and BD390. So pretty much every LG Blu-ray player except the 270.

Pros:
Fast - I noticed DVD and Blu-ray loaded just a wee bit faster than by BD390. The difference wasn't amazing, but maybe a few seconds.
VuDu, Netflix, Pandora etc - They work just as they should. VuDu is identical to that on the BD390, but Netflix is the new version that allows you to view new movies/TV to Instant, has Genres, collections etc. No, it's not EVERYTHING that Netflix offers, but you probably have a rotating selection of 300 different programs to check out if you don't feel like breaking out the laptop.
GraceNotes - Wow. Freakin' awesome. I managed to pull song information from a DVD, BD and a 'movie' file. As an added bonus - Hit the Display button while watching something (I assume DVD/BD only) and at the very bottom is 'Information'. Click it and it will tell you what you are watching (small picture), synopsis, actor names etc. Woah!
250GB HD - Big selling point and works well. You are able to copy directly from an external HD or USB to the HD or via WiFi. You're choice. Obviously a wired copy will be faster than WiFi, so I set mine to copy 100GB from my external HD and went to bed. Woke up, and watched some stuff. Works very well and was fast. Maybe it can be upgraded? Out of the box it had 246GB out of 250GB available. So everything else is stored on internal memory. I bet this can be upped...
WiFi - Faster. Before, VuDu was a bit choppy, but now it was perfect.
DNLA - Works fine on my MacBook (some had issues?)

Cons:
Pandora - Ok, it's great to finally get this, but why can't I assume the colored buttons to be an easy Thumb Up, zzzz, Thumbs Down, Bookmark? Seems like it would be much easier, but the colored buttons do other things in Pandora. Feels like a wasted opportunity.
Music on HD - Well, it won't play iTunes DMR files or ones in m4a format (iTunes automatically converts them this way when you rip from CD unless you tell it not to). I spent 2 hours converting everything in my library to .mp3 so I could import them. Funny thing is, it actually imports the folder name, but none of the tracks. Took me a while to figure out why it skipped several CDs (I did 10 right away).
Size - Why is this bigger? I get it has a 250GB HD inside, but those are the size of an iPhone and the back of the units reaks of being a Gen2 unit and not a Gen5 version.
Menu - Sigh. All of the online stuff is in the Netcast icon, which means you have to click it, wait for it to load, and then you get presented with Netflix, VuDu etc. An extra step, but c'mon, there is a ton of room on that menu screen. Which is now redesigned to look like animated Ice Cubes in a pool. Odd choice...
Picture Settings - Remember how the BD390 could allow you to add/remove Edge Enhancement, DNR etc. That's gone. I even tried using my BD390 remote and the player didn't do anything. WTF? This is the top of the line player (out of 3 now!) and this was removed?
USB - Really, under a trap door? I get that some people may not want to pull their gear out to plug in a USB dogle, but get a $2 extension. Thankfully, with the Internal HD, I'll never use it.

Meh:
Remote - I don't hate it...but I like the BD590. I'll never use the numbers, so I would prefer them to be hidden in a trap door so I would have less to look at. The Center and arrow keys do feel better, and the Power button is HUGE compared to the identical sized Power/Eject of the previous. The Play/Pause/Skip are clear white...not sure why. They don't glow. So confused.
DVD Upconversion - Looks about the same.

If I can think of anything else, I will add more. I have pictures and they will be posted later tonight. Ask any questions you want...any work so I won't get a chance to really play with this until tomorrow. Gonna watch The Crazies on BD tonight
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Gotta wait for GizmoDVD to answer that.

Played a MKV just fine. I have not tried anything over 4GB yet.
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Thanks Gizmo!!
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Thanks Gizmo!!

No problem. Lost was on last night, so that kinda came first...
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Ok. BD590. Little background on me: I owned or have owned a BH100, BH200, BD300, BD370 and BD390. So pretty much every LG Blu-ray player except the 270.

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No wonder you're such a strong defender of LG, you have a lot invested in them. You know what they say about putting all your eggs in one basket. I've owned Samsung, Panasonic, LG and Magnovox as far as blu-ray players and can tell you good and bad points about each.

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so which LG model has the ability to stream music/movies/photos from a NAS box?
is it only the top line 590 model?

I don't need wireless.
so, the only reason to buy this LG would be for netflix and so it can stream some mp3's, avi's, xvid's and mkv's from my NAS box to my tv.
so which model should be able to do this?

new bestbuy is opening tomorrow and got a 15% off coupon from them so excited about using it if possible.
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i dont suppose these new players will play .iso dvd files.... anyone care to check ?

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Will the BD590 play avi files? If so, I'm getting one. If not, I'm getting an Oppo.

Also, if you stop a blu-ray or turn off the player in the middle of a movie, when you restart the player, will it remember where you left off, or restart at the menu?
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No wonder you're such a strong defender of LG, you have a lot invested in them. You know what they say about putting all your eggs in one basket. I've owned Samsung, Panasonic, LG and Magnovox as far as blu-ray players and can tell you good and bad points about each.

I currently only own a BH100, BD390 (up for sale) and now a BD590. My two TVs are Toshiba. My receiver is a Sony. Good try.

BD players I've owned include: Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Sharp, Insignia.
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Will the BD590 play avi files? If so, I'm getting one. If not, I'm getting an Oppo.

Also, if you stop a blu-ray or turn off the player in the middle of a movie, when you restart the player, will it remember where you left off, or restart at the menu?

My BD390 played avis so I assume this one does as well.

And the last answer is yes and no. Its dependent on how the disc was authored, and no BD player will remember where the movie last was when turned off if it's not encoded into the disc to do so. DVD is a different breed.
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I just picked up a 590 at BB. So far I really like it. Wifi worked with no problem. I have G not N but Netflix HD seemed OK with no stuttering. It's probably time I upgrade to N anyway. I ripped a CD but I haven't tried to get music over the network yet. I use component with optical digital. The audio sounds very good. In fact, I was impressed that just playing the CD sounded good not as good as my cd player but better than other DVD players I have used. They don't have the 590 in the Harmony Remote database so I used the 390. Seems to work fine for most common functions.
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Any lip sync issues? I put my 390 up for sale on eBay because the lip sync was driving me nuts.
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Who will be the first to install a 2 tb drive into the LG?

Does it play ts folder (dvd rips)? Do they show correctly (as dvds) on screen?

Thinking about this as a backup to my htpc... Received the refund from my oppo 83 today... looking hard...
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Any lip sync issues? I put my 390 up for sale on eBay because the lip sync was driving me nuts.

No lip synch problems so far. What type of connectors did you use? I use component not HDMI.
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Also, if you stop a blu-ray or turn off the player in the middle of a movie, when you restart the player, will it remember where you left off, or restart at the menu?

Just to expand on the earlier answer, if the disc is authored using BD-J, then the entire Java code needs to be unloaded from memory when you stop playing the disc, and that includes the position that the movie was at when you stopped. Unfortunately, there is currently no way around this for movies with BD-J, though most let you bookmark your location and save that (Universal does this with the Green button on the remote). Discs authored without BD-J can stop and resume like a DVD would.

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I was able to find one of the BD 590s at my local Best Buy on a top shelf.

Played with it a little last night. There are some things I really like about this player but there are also some things that have me very concerned. I just feel like parts of this player are still in the prototype stage and LG rushed it to market. I've got a reminder set for 30 days to return if needed.

BTW the trap door front is the most stupid thing i've ever seen on a CE device.

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I was able to find one of the BD 590s at my local Best Buy on a top shelf.

Played with it a little last night. There are some things I really like about this player but there are also some things that have me very concerned. I just feel like parts of this player are still in the prototype stage and LG rushed it to market. I've got a reminder set for 30 days to return if needed.

BTW the trap door front is the most stupid thing i've ever seen on a CE device.

I agree the trap door is lame. What parts of it concern you?
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ok. looks like the 570 with the 'Home link' feature should be good enough to make this BD player act as a streamer for my files stored on a NAS.
has anyone had a chance to review this setup yet?
anywhere online where they have extensively streamed multiple format files from a NAS box to the tv....any pros/cons?

looks like I may have to take the plunge and post one myself.
It's just that with a 1 yr old who constantly needs to be entertained, I find myself relying more on outside reviews before making my purchases.
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