|Item Weight||8.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||11 x 16.9 x 2.3 inches|
|Item model number||BD390|
|Color Name||Gloss Black|
LG BD 390 Network Blu-ray Disc Player (2009 Model)
- Networked Blu-ray Disc player connects to Netflix and YouTube streaming video without a computer via Ethernet and Wi-Fi (802.11n)
- Full HD 1080p output for Blu-ray Discs and upconversion of standard DVD video to 1080p
- BD Live capable for accessing bonus content from BD-Live Blu-ray Discs; Dolby TrueHD/Digital Plus and DTS-HD; 1 GB built-in memory
- Outputs: 1 HDMI, 1 component, 1 composite, 1 analog audio (L/R), 1 digital optical audio, 1 digital coaxial audio, 1 discrete 7.1 channel audio
- Includes remote control and component AV cable; measures 17 x 2.2 x 10.9 inches
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|Connectivity Technology||Wireless||Built-in Wi-Fi||WiFi||—||ethernet, wi-fi_built_in, usb, hdmi, wi-fi_ready||ethernet, usb, hdmi, wi-fi_ready|
|Item Dimensions||16.9 x 11 x 2.3 in||10.9 x 13.7 x 2.6 in||7.9 x 1.6 x 14.2 in||11.5 x 10.83 x 2.76 in||11.5 x 4.65 x 12.2 in||—|
|Item Weight||8.4 lbs||—||1.9 lbs||2 lbs||—||—|
Blu-ray Disc Player w/1GB Memory, 7.1 discrete analog output, BD-P, Netflix HD, YouTube, CinemaNow Full HD 1080P Output via HDMI, DVD 1080p Up-conversion.
From the Manufacturer
It’s time to expect more from a Blu-ray player than just stunning Full HD 1080p. Way more. Feast your eyes on the first LG Network Blu-ray Disc Player with both NetCast Entertainment Access and Integrated Wi-Fi Connectivity. That means thousands of movies, shows and online videos straight to your TV from any wireless Internet connection. Streaming entertainment services like CinemaNow, Netflix and YouTube are at your fingertips, whenever you want them. LG BD390 has virtually endless entertainment built-in and it can be tapped into from any available Wi-Fi connection.
Features and Technology
Less Clutter. More Possibilities.
Entertainment On Tap
Enjoy It At Its Best
Making Old Just Like New
Capture The Silver Screen
Don’t Just Hear It. Feel It.
No More Waiting To Watch
Your Personal Favorites
Memories On The Big Screen
Get More From Your Movies
Integrated Wireless Connectivity
Convenient connectivity to your wireless home network allows BD390 to deliver you NetCast Entertainment Access and BD Live features, even in rooms where broadband connections can’t reach. All you need is an active Wi-Fi signal—it’s that simple.
|Netcast Entertainment |
Now buying a Blu-ray player from LG can also mean getting access to virtually endless entertainment and services from the Internet. Want to watch your favorite action film? If you have an LG Network Blu-ray Disc Player with NetCast Entertainment Access and an Internet connection, select an onscreen service and you’ll be enjoying it in moments. Tapping into virtually endless entertainment from the Internet no longer requires a computer or messy wires. This is the future of entertainment, and it’s available now with LG.
|Cinema Now |
Now Hollywood’s latest hits can be viewed any time you want. With CinemaNow, LG consumers can get instant access to pay-per-view movies from major studios directly to any LG Network Blu-ray Disc Player. Find major release titles, along with broadcast and cable television programs. The entire premium content catalog can be browsed directly and selections can be watched instantly. CinemaNow and LG have redefined what can be expected of digitally available entertainment.
|Netflix: Unlimited Viewing |
Make the most of the extensive offerings on Netflix. Users with a subscription can sit back and enjoy unlimited instant access to over 12,000 Netflix movies and TV episodes* streamed directly to their TV set. Most movies and TV episodes appear in standard definition and many selections are not new releases.
*Netflix subscription required and sold separately.
Now you can watch everything on YouTube right in your living room. Blu-ray players with NetCast give you unlimited, direct access to the millions of Web videos available through YouTube, whenever you want them. All you need is an active Internet connection. Watch that one fellow making a fool of himself over and over again.
The Best Picture
The Best Capabilities
Standard DVD Up-Scaling
It’s not just Blu-ray discs that look great on a Blu-ray player. Standard DVD Up-Scaling delivers exceptional image quality from standard DVDs to near full HD picture quality. That means even your older movies and shows look better on an LG Blu-ray player.
Stay in for the theater. Enjoy a true cinema-like experience in your own home with movies the way they are meant to be seen. LG’s Cinema Mode precisely displays 24p source frames on your screen, the same as on a movie screen. If you love movies, you’ll love LG’s Cinema Mode.
Superior Audio Performance
Express Reaction Startup
Some Blu-ray players can take what seems like an eternity to load your Blu-ray disc. With Express Reaction Startup, the quick start-up and quick opening tray will have your movie loaded and ready to play before you even hit the couch.
Gives you access to videos, photos and music from your home network through this DLNA-certified media player. Your digital collections are now within easy reach and simple to view in the comfort of your living room.
USB 2.0 Media Plus
Bring your digital library to life on your television with USB Media Plus. View family photos, watch videos and listen to music from USB storage devices.
Now you can tap into live chats, trivia games and newly developed content right from your Network Blu-ray Disc Player. Coupled with a high-speed Internet connection, BD Live allows you to take advantage of interactive experiences, exclusive downloads and tons of extra features.
What's in the Box
LG BD390 Unit, Remote Control, Owner's Manual
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Top customer reviews
There is an issue that could affect a small number people (like me). This has nothing to do with the LG BD-390 player, but can affect customers who purchase blu-ray disks. So far, about two-thirds of the movies we have tried to watch has DTS audio format ONLY. Dolby digital 5.1 is NOT included, or is included only in foreign languages. I have an older audio receiver that will only decode Dolby 5.1 (and does not have the 5 analog inputs so I can't use the LG BD-390's decoding). I had thought that the movie industry mandated that both formats be on every disk, as was the case for DVDs, but apparently not. The audio quality is as important to me as the movie, and to listen to low quality sound (not that DTS is low quality, but since I cannot decode that, all I have is TV sound) is disturbing. We now find ourselves with a first class blu-ray player, and continuing to purchase DVD format disks to watch. I hope this helps others in their choice.
(Oh, and just a side note before I begin, I went through 2 of these units, both had the same exact problems. Amazon wouldn't send a third because they said there must have been a bad production lot. Yeah...I became quite aware of that).
The blu-ray portion as far as I'm concern was flawless. Extremely fast load times (blurays loaded faster than my fairly new dvd player!) and the image quality is stunning on my Samsung 40" LCD (LN40B630). The sound is superb as well.
Works wonderfully when the built-in wifi worked properly (see 'wifi' below). If the content was in the HD form, it came through perfectly. I've been watching LOST through netflix instant streaming since season 1! Am continuously impressed by the quality. Higher than DVD quality, but not at bluray quality.
The built-in Wifi picked up my connection instantly. Just simply entered my network key and BAM. Connected. I ran a software update which added vudo I believe. I never had the chance to try it out though. I had some problems getting a full bars when playing netflix (it would say my internet was too slow). Which is not the case, because I have a 25/mbs connection, mixed with a Wireless-N router.
Used this multiple times. Found the TVersity server on my computer, and was able to play my movies/tv shows I have saved on my computer perfectly. I just wish it had a little bit better use interface. Just hard to select a video that's all the way at the end.
Remote: I was expecting a lot more from the remote. I know most people just use a universal remote, but for a top of the line blu-ray player, this thing isn't that great. I would've liked more weight to it. It just feels cheap. Not a big deal though.
Now onto the bad stuff...
The audio itself is completely fine. Promise. What I was haivng problems with on both units I had was, everytime I hit the pause button...fast forward...etc, there would be two crackling noises that came through the speakers. It even crackled at the start-up "Warning" screens when it'd transition to the next scene. This itself was unacceptable, but I could've lived with it was it not for the other problems.
Both units had a faulty timer as well. The timer would actually freeze for a second about every 20 seconds, then resume...and occasionally skip a second. Again, unacceptable.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, was the kicker for me. Not only did my first unit incur this problem, but I got oh so lucky enough that both of them had the problem. The DVD upscaling was hideous. So much so that I'd much rather go into the other room and watch it in standard format. Ridiculous amounts of artifacts, mixed with some ghosting, and a huge loss in detail.
Now, both of these units were manufactured in August of this year (obviously, since it was released this year). So you might want to check your box to see when it was manufactured. It'll say on the outside of the box, as well as on the styrofoam inserts right when you open the box. If you have one manufactured in August, then please check for the same problems I was incurring. Also know that one was manufactured at the beginning of August, and the other at the end.
Some of you might be thinking "Oh, he's just expecting the DVD upscaling to look exactly like blu-ray quality". Well sir...no, no I'm not. I know that's not possible otherwise they wouldn't have created blu-rays. I can easily tell the difference between a clean 1080p upscalling and a bluray.
I have a Philips 1080i upscalling DVD player that did 100x better job at upscaling DVDs, and it's not even in full hd. That player cost $50. I would expect my $300 blu-ray player to surpass that. I have shipped back both units, waiting for a refund...And now have my Philips player hooked up to my TV.
Having said all of these flaws, would I purchase this player again. ABSOLUTELY. I loved it. And would love to get my hands on one that's working properly. BUT, I think I'll try and wait for the next cycle to come out, since they are continuously improving on this new technology. The downside...I have already purchased about 15 blurays. In which, I'll be able to look at the lovely cover artwork for awhile.
So. Here's my rating in terms of features
Blu-ray - 5-stars
DVD - 1-star
Media Server - 4-Stars
Wifi - 4-Stars
Various flaws - 1-Star
minus one-star for receiving 2 faulty units.
Total - 2-Stars
In hindsight, we would have been better off getting a bare bones DVD player plus the Ethernet switch and the Roku box. We would have saved money and aggravation.
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I bought it in 2009 for $300. LG stopped updating the software years ago.Read more