I just purchased the 590 as a replacement for an LG BH200. I'm fairly happy with the results, though I have to figure out what to do with the 200. I was also hoping to replace the WDTV Live to reduce the number of devices I have.
I've encountered a couple of problems that I'm hoping someone can help me with. I have the latest firmware in Canada, 244C installed, and my computer is an iMac running 10.6.4. The LG will not play MKVs, MTS, or M2TS that I prepare, all of which will play on VLC or on the WDTV. Some of these I've produced under Windows 7, still with no success. Is there some particular flavour of MKV that the LG is looking for? What specs/software have people had success with? It does play MKVs that I download, no problem.
The LG has joined my network (Airport Extreme running wireless N in the 5000GHZ range), but the downloads seem to be slow, even allowing for the large files. I vaguely remember reading that the LG only supports wireless N in the 2400 range. Is that correct? Is it likely it's joined my network at G speeds? Is there a way to verify this?