First off this thread had great info, thanks.
Ok so I got a BD 590 last night to replace the Insignia WBRDVD I have that is being returned because the thing keeps freezing up on start up, cheap price but cheap unit.
I really just need a wifi unit that streams Netflix to the TV and will play mpeg4 files off the USB input, the blue ray disc is secondary for me, yeah i know but i can live with basic dvds.
Anways got the BD 590 home last night hooked it up, got the wifi working no problem(apple airport extreme older version), did the software upgrade... restarted...got Netflix setup again with new player..the images of the covers on Netflix are sharper and netflix itself loads & streams better, especially the FF/RR then the Insigna player did.
I got the DNLA to work with my mac mini, I was only streaming mpeg4 video files but it seemed fine. I copied some files over the wifi to the internal hard drive to test it out, not the fastest thing but it worked no problem, which was cool.
Now here's my only problem, the BD 590 will only see my sandisk USB flash drive when the unit is powered on with the drive already inserted, it shows up fine. If the unit is already on and I insert the usb drive it doesn't see it at all??? I can see the drive flashing a little but it doesn't get recognized by the player.
The Insignia would see the USB drive any time I would insert it.
Anyone else have this problem? Can someone with a 590 and a litttle flash drive check this out on their unit?
I tried both my 8g & 16g sandisk same results.
When the 590 did see the flash drive in the usb port, it played the mpeg4 movie files fine, copying from the usb to internal drive was fast, worked great.
Playing from the internal drive works great, I renamed a folder no problem.
Cons about 590...
stupid front cover that hides usb slot.
hard drive noise, it's noticeable.
A 570 would be fine for what I need if the usb port was in the back of the unit or just not hidden under the front cover so i could keep a small HD attached all the time. The 590 and 570 loses alot of its nice look with that front cover half way down or fully down to give access to usb, plus it also loses the dust protection if its down all the time.
I watched a couple of Blue rays for the first time on the Insignia and wasn't that amazed, hopefully when i see them on the LG it'll be better, I dont have any other reference since these are my first players.
oh so heres my set little set up, its basic but that's all i need
Samsung 540, LG 590, one 3ft monoprice HDMI cable, 20meg internet connection.
So whats a really great looking Blue Ray Disc to check out ??
thanks again for all the info