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I'm very interested in the BD570 as well. I've currently got a 120GB PS3 Slim acting as my Blu-Ray player/streaming device (using PS3 Media Server Beta 1.20 as my DLNA server), but the PS3 is still just WAY too noticeable for me fan-noise wise. I'd really love it if I could relegate it just to playing games, and get a near silent dedicated player that can also do the Netflix/Blu-Ray/streaming combo. If anyone could post their experiences with the BD570 streaming with a DLNA server (hopefully PS3 Media Server... the Oppo BD83 guys are already using this combo) I'd greatly appreciate it. My biggest concern is streaming 720P MKV files. The PS3 handles them fine, but some of the Oppo commenters have stated issues with these types of files so far. Honestly, I'd go with the Oppo BD83, but it doesn't look like it will ever get Netflix streaming (a requirement for me) so I've been looking at the LG's instead (brother has a BD370 that he loves).

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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.

Never had a lip sync issue with my 390.

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

It's all the rage. It hides all the buttons and makes it look sleeker. I prefer this over having cheap plastic buttons everywhere.
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I agree the trap door is lame. What parts of it concern you?

My concern right now is the HD is always grinding. You can hear it from 10ft away. As soon as I plugged it in it started with the noise. This is no Audiophile machine with the noise it emits. I think that's why the case is so large to muffle some of the noise. And yes it grinds and whirls if it is being used or not. The amount of noise leads me to believe it won't last very long. I've had DVR's that made that kind of noise that I got about 2yrs out of them. It seems rather pointless to archive material on the hard drive for it to crash out.

VUDU for me works better than on the BD390 so far. That is a plus.

I've had no issues with the DVD playback like I did on the BD390 which is a plus. It's still early however.

I had no lip sync issues on either player.

Netflix works as advertised and Pandora is a plus just need to get used to another interface.

I guess the front door could be considered sleek until it becomes a cracked jagged piece of plastic as it will in a large number of homes. It's weak flimsy junk that should never be animated.

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I guess the front door could be considered sleek until it becomes a cracked jagged piece of plastic as it will in a large number of homes. It's weak flimsy junk that should never be animated.

I'm with you on the uselessness of the flip-down panel. Also, for those of us planning to use the USB frequently, it is actually an inconvenience.
The faceplate behind the panel is plenty attractive as is. Maybe I'll be able to find and remove the spring so it'll stay down.

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My concern right now is the HD is always grinding. You can hear it from 10ft away. As soon as I plugged it in it started with the noise. This is no Audiophile machine with the noise it emits. I think that's why the case is so large to muffle some of the noise. And yes it grinds and whirls if it is being used or not. The amount of noise leads me to believe it won't last very long. I've had DVR's that made that kind of noise that I got about 2yrs out of them. It seems rather pointless to archive material on the hard drive for it to crash out.

VUDU for me works better than on the BD390 so far. That is a plus.

I've had no issues with the DVD playback like I did on the BD390 which is a plus. It's still early however.

I had no lip sync issues on either player.

Netflix works as advertised and Pandora is a plus just need to get used to another interface.

I guess the front door could be considered sleek until it becomes a cracked jagged piece of plastic as it will in a large number of homes. It's weak flimsy junk that should never be animated.

Hmm. I don't hear that grinding noise. Your unit may be noisier than others. You might consider checking that out and if need be replace the unit.
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For what it's worth the Best Buy employee that got the unit down for me last night stated that Sony, Samsung and Panasonic were all planning future units with hard drives.

I would usually discount this type of info but this guy knew the entire spec sheet of the BD590 top to bottom. Considering this unit just got to the store and wasn't even on display I had to conceed that he may possibly know what he is talking about.

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For what it's worth the Best Buy employee that got the unit down for me last night stated that Sony, Samsung and Panasonic were all planning future units with hard drives.

I would usually discount this type of info but this guy knew the entire spec sheet of the BD590 top to bottom. Considering this unit just got to the store and wasn't even on display I had to conceed that he may possibly know what he is talking about.

Retailers have no knowledge about future models, regardless of how well he knows about the BD590.

However, it's very likely as they will want to replace DVD Recorders/DVRs with an all-in-one box. However, CE's are focusing on 3D right now and will be pushing the crap out of them.
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For what it's worth the Best Buy employee that got the unit down for me last night stated that Sony, Samsung and Panasonic were all planning future units with hard drives.

I would usually discount this type of info but this guy knew the entire spec sheet of the BD590 top to bottom. Considering this unit just got to the store and wasn't even on display I had to conceed that he may possibly know what he is talking about.

I don't see what the point of internal hard drives are at this point. I would come out with a USB 3.0 or External SATA connector on a player where you can just add your own drive.

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Just picked up mine at BB. As a previous poster stated, it was on a top shelf and not on display yet. I've only played with for a short time. It did freeze up on me once when accessing some folders on my network. Other than that it's working great.
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The 570 is a lot smaller than the 390 it replaced. I took a couple pictures with my iPhone and will post later.
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BTW, still can't get PS3 Media Server to work with the LG Blu-ray players. Didn't work on the 390 and doesn't work on the 570. Gives an error.
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The UI totally sucks compared to the 390 as well. Wish they'd give us some options to change the look. The cubes floating in water look is painful. Not a big fan.
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FWIW, DivxTV is being added "later this year". If you look at the CES 2010 videos of it, it appears to have it's own complete UI that is very nice. I just hope they stop using the "netcast" icon. Who cares what it's branded as once you buy the thing. Just organize the programs and services logically. Maybe they'll just use DivxTV UI for all their services.

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I don't see these units listed at the LG Canadian site so it looks like they will have to come up with a new wrinkle to sell them here (as will all the other producers). The biggest problem is the extra services that can't be accessed from here (Vu Du, Pandora, Netflix, etc.) or simply do not exist in this market. Am I going to blow $500 on a crippled machine? No possibity of that....
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I don't see these units listed at the LG Canadian site so it looks like they will have to come up with a new wrinkle to sell them here (as will all the other producers). The biggest problem is the extra services that can't be accessed from here (Vu Du, Pandora, Netflix, etc.) or simply do not exist in this market. Am I going to blow $500 on a crippled machine? No possibity of that....

FYI, I paid US$379 for mine.
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FWIW, DivxTV is being added "later this year". If you look at the CES 2010 videos of it, it appears to have it's own complete UI that is very nice. I just hope they stop using the "netcast" icon. Who cares what it's branded as once you buy the thing. Just organize the programs and services logically. Maybe they'll just use DivxTV UI for all their services.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2UfBT20MRw

That would be great but I wonder if my 590 would be "upgraded" to use DivX or is that for future models.
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That would be great but I wonder if my 590 would be "upgraded" to use DivX or is that for future models.

From the LG/DivX press release:

"The first DivX TV firmware update for LG NetCast Blu-ray Disc players and home theater systems is expected to be available later this year."

since the 550/570/590 Are the current models I would suspect they will be included in the upgrade.

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FYI, I paid US$379 for mine.

Great! So, $400CAD for a crippled machine? Still no way....
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I emailed LG about DivXTv and Amazon VOD. No plans for either on the bd570.
That seems to contradict what the press release says.
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I emailed LG about DivXTv and Amazon VOD. No plans for either on the bd570.
That seems to contradict what the press release says.

The problem is your probably getting replies from some Tier 1 customer service rep who most likely would not have access to future upgrades. Especially if it has not been tested and approved. I would assume the canned answer is always "no" until those add-ons have been proven to work.

I am leaning towards a BD550. I try to avoid wireless if I can, but I really like the idea of the built-in hard drive.

For those of you that own the 590, how hot does it get with the hard drive added to the mix?
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The problem is your probably getting replies from some Tier 1 customer service rep who most likely would not have access to future upgrades. Especially if it has not been tested and approved. I would assume the canned answer is always "no" until those add-ons have been proven to work.

I am leaning towards a BD550. I try to avoid wireless if I can.

I would also be interested in finding out if the new players work with the PlayOn DLNA server.
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The problem is your probably getting replies from some Tier 1 customer service rep who most likely would not have access to future upgrades. Especially if it has not been tested and approved. I would assume the canned answer is always "no" until those add-ons have been proven to work.

I am leaning towards a BD550. I try to avoid wireless if I can.

The 550 seems to play less media formats similar to how the 370 was versus the 390. Go to LG's website and compare the two then click highlight differences. The video formats are highlighted and the 550 gets the short end. That's why I went with the 570 instead.

Here's the link to compare the two then click "differences" in the top left and it will highlight them. 550 also doesn't do any of the HomeLink stuff.

http://www.lge.com/us/common/compare...eo%2Findex.jsp
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I just spoke with a customer service rep from LG and was told that the USA version of the BD 550 does not support .mkv and neither does the BD370. Can anyone confirm if this is true? I was thinking about buying one of the two but if it cannot play .mkv from disc or through an external hdd plugged in then I am not interested. Thanks.
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spfy thanks for that link, that answers my question about mkv files. Guess I will need to get the 570 if I want that, and I was hoping to stay under $200. Might be better off just buying a ps3 then, does anyone know how the ps3 handles .mkv?
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I picked the 570 up at BestBuy for $279. If you are a rewards zone member you might be able to find a 10-12% off coupon. I had a PS3 for a Blu-ray player and wasn't happy with it overall. Much prefer a dedicated player.
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In my home theater system, I still have a Zenith DVB318 for upconverting regular DVDs during playback to 1080i. It works spectacularly well upconverting and delivering via component. (See http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...400480&page=64)

Do you think I would be disappointed with the quality of DVD upconversion using one of these new LG players? I'd kind of like to add one to my system for online services and Blu-Ray, but the number of boxes in my system has proliferated and it would be an easier call if I could retire the DB318 when adding this one.
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The 550 seems to play less media formats similar to how the 370 was versus the 390. Go to LG's website and compare the two then click highlight differences. The video formats are highlighted and the 550 gets the short end. That's why I went with the 570 instead.

Here's the link to compare the two then click "differences" in the top left and it will highlight them. 550 also doesn't do any of the HomeLink stuff.

http://www.lge.com/us/common/compare...eo%2Findex.jsp

Thanks, that is a big help. Looks like the 570 or 590 really is the way to go. I am leaning towards the 570...
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