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For 2012, LG has outed the BP620 Blu-ray player, a top-value device that doesn't scrimp on functionality. In fact, it boasts 3D Blu-ray support, web-connected services and built-in Wi-Fi. With so many features and an ultra-low price tag, is the BP620 too good to be true? Let's take a look. Design clearly hasn't been a priority in this Blu-ray player. While some manufacturers, such as Samsung, have been trimming down dimensions and playing around with designs, LG has clearly prioritised its price-to-function ratio above anything else in the BP620. It's therefore a classic-looking Blu-ray player of a fairly standard size and typical design, similar to the Samsung BD-D5500 from 2011. Although the materials used don't do much to flatter the BP620, the physical controls are all nicely responsive. We've got no complaints about power use either, as the BP620 uses 8 W in playback mode (our current champions are the Sony S185 and S186 at 6 W). The BP620 starts up and loads discs quickly. Once running, the interface is simple and easy to use. A USB port on the front can be used to connect external hard drives (NTFS) or flash drives for access to content like HD videos as DivX and MKV (H.264) files.
LG's flagship BP620 Blu-ray disc player offers all the bells and whistles you would expect at a surprisingly reasonable price.Aside from the Toshiba 46L5200U we recently reviewed, most upper-tier TVs come with 3D capability whether we want it or not. If you want outstanding picture quality and sleek cabinetry, you will probably need to buy a 3D TV. So, until the consumer video industry finally gives up on 3D (we can only hope it will happen one day) we should probably all come to understand that just because a TV has 3D features, that doesn't mean that 3D is the sole source of the price premium; maybe it's just along for the ride, perhaps providing an opportunity to expose consumers to 3D when they wouldn't otherwise elect to.That understanding can now also be applied to Blu-ray players, too. With a few exceptions, most Blu-ray players equipped with Wi-Fi and Internet apps will also come with 3D functions, too. That's just the deal, folks.Such is the case with the LG BP620. As LG's “flagship” Blu-ray player, it of course offers 3D. But that's not what we'll be looking at in this review.
This review also takes into account a new rating category, Value, in which this Blu-ray player receives a 7. The BP620 is LG's "flagship" Blu-ray player for 2012, but you couldn't tell by its $130 street price or ordinary feature set. It includes all the important features that manufacturers are charging for this year, such as 3D compatibility, built-in Wi-Fi, and a suite of streaming-media services. The big catch, especially if you were familiar with LG's platform last year, is that Amazon Instant will not be included on 2012 players, which could be a deal breaker for cord cutters. However, LG continues to have one of the best-designed streaming-content portals, with a dead-simple user interface. While the LG BP620 is an all-around solid Blu-ray player, it's not the best value in LG's lineup (that would be the BP320), nor is it the best 3D Blu-ray player in this price range (the Panasonic DMP-BDT220.) Still, the BP620's straightforward user interface makes it a top 3D Blu-ray player pick, especially if you don't need Amazon Instant streaming. There's little variation in the design of Blu-ray players, but the BD620 avoids some of the mistakes other players make.
LG's new Blu-ray player, the BP620, is an impressive device for its price. It retails for just $149.99 (list), but it features built-in Wi-Fi, plenty of online options, and 3D support. Combine that with fast loading speeds and it's our Editors' Choice for a midranged, affordable Blu-ray player. DesignThe front of the 1.6 by 16.9 by 7.8-inch (HWD), 4-pound BP620 is flat and black, distinguished only by a large 3D logo in the middle of it. The left half of the front flips down to reveal the disc tray, while the right half has an LED display hidden behind the glossy black finish. On the top edge of the right side of the player sit four buttons for pause/playback, power, eject, and stop. The right edge also houses a USB port behind a small, rubber door. The back of the player holds an HDMI output, optical audio and composite video outputs, and an Ethernet port. The simple, well-designed remote measures 8.2 inches long and features large, flat rubber buttons. LG based the design around easy-to-find direction buttons, but there are also number, playback, and even TV-activating volume, channel, power, input, and mute buttons. The BP620 offers a wide selection of streaming media services and both free and pay apps, accessible through the player's built-in Wi-Fi or an Ethernet connection.
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