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LG BD530 1080p Network Blu-ray Disc Player (2010 Model)

by LG
4.1 out of 5 stars 243 customer reviews
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  • Access real time Blu-ray extras via BD-Live
  • Access internet services YouTube, Picasa and Accuweather without your PC
  • Full HD 1080p output makes the most of your HD TV
  • Blu-ray, DVD and CD disc playback
  • Standard DVD up-scaling to 1080p makes your existing DVDs look great
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  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model Number: BD530
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  • Item Display Weight: 6.00 pounds
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Product Description

Product Description

Experience Full HD 1080p with the BD530 Network Blu-ray Disc Player. Get superior picture quality and sound of Blu-ray technology along with direct access to internet services like YouTube, Picasa and Accuweather.

From the Manufacturer

If you want stunning Full HD 1080p and streaming entertainment, you've found it with the BD530 Network Blu-ray Disc Player. Now experience Full HD 1080p unrivaled picture quality, the sound of Blu-ray technology along with the possibilities of having direct access to streaming content from YouTube, Picasa and AccuWeather.

Key Features

Internet Entertainment Access

Get what you want from the Internet at the tap of a button. Directly access your pictures on Picasa, entertaining videos on YouTube, and forecasts from AccuWeather® on your TV—no computer required.

Blu-ray Disc™ Playback

Make the most of your Full HD television. This next-generation optical-disc format brings you the highest Full HD 1080p experience. That means it allows you to get the best picture-quality available, anywhere.

Standard DVD Up-scaling

No need to go out and replace your old DVD collection. Even they look better on Blu-ray. Standard DVD Up-Scaling delivers exceptional image quality from standard DVDs with 1080p Up-Scaling via HDMI™ output.


Other Features

Superior Audio Performance

Great picture needs great sound. Get Superior Audio Performance that supports surround sound up to 7.1 channels with Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD and dts-HD Advanced Digital Out technologies.

USB Media Host

Want to view a highlight reel of the family vacation in the comfort of your living room? USB Media Host lets you view family photos and listen to music from USB storage devices.

Express Reaction Startup

Don't sit around waiting to watch. A quick-opening tray—ready to play before you hit the couch.


Are your remote controls taking over the living room? Now with SimpLink™, you can easily set up and control all of your HDMI™ connected LG devices with just one remote.

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name LG
Item Weight 4.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 16.9 x 7.5 x 1.8 inches
Origin Imported (China)
Item model number BD530

Additional Information

ASIN B00400NL02
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 243 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #56,415 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#235 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Blu-ray Players & Recorders > Blu-ray Players
Shipping Weight 5.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available September 21, 2010

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By Santosh Gaikwad on November 30, 2010
This Black Friday, Blu-ray player was on my agenda, I have a 46" Samsung LCD HDTV with internet options. I did not want to go for internet enabled Blu-ray player to play netflix or Picasa or Youtube as I already have it in my TV. I wanted a best to the price and awesome quality Blu-ray player which has a brilliant blu-ray as well as DVD upscale conversion for HDTV resolution.

I bought this LG BD530 and Sony BDP-530 at the same time because Sony had the highest ranking in terms on voting on many sites including bestbuy,com. After connecting both players to my TV i used Bly-ray and it played very well on both player, I tried same Bluray disc on both player couple of times alternatively and could not see the difference. Bluray played brilliantly

When i came to DVD playing, after couple of runs with same DVD on same TV (with same settings) I found that LG has a excellent DVD upconversion as compared to Sony, Sony pics were a little more blurr as compared to LG BD530. I tested 2 different DVD movies (lord of the rings and American beauty) to check the DVD quality and I have to admit, LG was awesome. Also somehow I felt the LG remote is much user friendly than Sony remote, but that's a matter of individuals preference.

After carefully reading Sony's review I figured out that it;s sony blu-ray players internet abilities which took it;s rating so high and not the DVD upscale conversion qualities. If you have an old TV with no internet on it and want internet connectibility to watch netflix online, then probably Sony is your candidate. But if you have a new internet enabled TV and have a huge collection of DVD which you wanna keep it for a while and wanna enjoy over and over again, then LG is your best candidate.

I am returning back my Sony BDP-370 player tomorrow to Bestbuy. I hope this review helps to reader.

Santosh Gaikwad
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I got this at sears when it was $65, it will be on sale again, try walmart if amazon doesn't lower price. It plays all my discs and most of my multimedia files. It will not play wmv files and doesn't seem to like my AAC files (plays MP3's okay), but will play H264/mov files if you rename them as .mp4, a common trick with these cheaper players. It powers my two external portable hd's and will play one of my two pen drives, but not both. Its upscaling of 420p material from the usb side not as good as my WD or my PS3, but plays native 1080i/p files with very impressive results.
It does have the BD live function if you want to plug a pen drive into it since it needs external storage. It has limited internet options right now, who cares about accuweather? LG updates their firmware online and my other LG equipment has seen third party hacks that improve it so I look forward to when this is hacked to provide either Netflix, or better yet Playon support.

It did freeze on me at least once as other reviews have noted, have to pull the plug to reset it.
Only 4 stars since it did freeze for no good reason, and I too will need to keep my WD Media player for awhile, but it this had netflix would have given it 5 stars, as for the price it just can't be beat. I will update when I have played with it a bit more, only had it the week so far.
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I have used this Blu Ray player for more than a week and it plays the following without any issues directly from Blue Ray disc as well as DVD, CD and USB:
DivxHD (Divx HD 720p and 1080p profile that create files with Divx extension) NOTE: DivxHD Plus profile creating mkv files seems not working
AVI ( I haven't tried all codecs but whatever I tried worked without any issues)
I was successfully able to play couple of 720p 4.35 GB mkv files with that's encoded with H264 & DTS audio with subtitle without any issues. Subtitle worked perfectly fine.
Files with DTS audio plays flawless directly on TV speakers without requiring any additional DTS receiver.
Very responsive remote control.
Played lots of MKV files of size 8GB and greater with h264 and DTS audio from an external USB drive and they all played very well. Subtitles were supported and no jitter in playback.
MKV playback is awesome and Up-conversion works great.I can clearly see the difference between regular playback and upconversion (the files I have used were IMAX HD documentaries and Disney Pixar movies i.e. quality of the original file was good to start with).

I tried Verbatim LTH some very cheap media from Meritline and Optical Quantam BD-R burned using IMGBURN in my LG WH10LS30 Blue Ray burner and everything worked flawless.
I tried about 20 of dirt cheap DVD media Dynex, Teon, Playo etc. which had avi files with variety of codecs recorded about 5-6 years ago and they all played without any issues.
Blu Ray disc loads really fast the picture quality is crystal clear. Also quality of You tube and picasa is great.
Overall, it's great inexpensive player that played many media from various sources.
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I bought this player (despite my future purchase of a Playstation 3) mainly because I wanted a Blu-Ray player that could play MKV files. That let's me store a ton of content on an external hard drive, high definition content, and play it "on demand" without ever having to change a disc.

As far as MKV playback goes, it's hit and miss but for the most part MKV files work. It doesn't matter what size it is.
For MKV files that did NOT play I (and others) pinpointed the problem: if a file is encoded with level/profile 4.2 or higher it will NOT play on this player. If you get a file that does not play, run it through MKV2VOB. It has to transcode a lot of movies which takes time but there are a few that don't need transcoding. Playback is good and depends on the speed of your external hard drive. Controlling files can be hit or miss; some let you control things such as speed/fast forward/rewind etc while others will not. I have noticed a few lockups at times.

As far as Blu-Ray playing goes, once you get into the movie it's great. Other than that I think there are some options that were leftout of this player and its remote control that I would have liked such as title program (for discs and files).

The main problem with this player is its frequent lockups and freezes. There is also considerable lag with the remote and sometimes it takes over a minute for the player to respond in certain menus.

The internet connectivity is weird with this player. I have tried WB (Warner Brothers discs) and BD-Live does not work. Universal discs do work but you have to have the internet plugged in before you start the disc. If you do have it plugged in, it takes over two minutes to load up to the disc's menu.
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