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This review is from: LG BD650 Blu Ray Player (DVD, DivX, DivX HD, Full HD 1080p, HDMI, USB) (Electronics)I bought this Blu Ray player because I wanted a player that could read and play video files on an NTFS formatted external hard drive (HDD).
I wasn't disappointed. This little baby reads with ease the 1TB Western Digital and Seagate hard drives (HDD) I connected via its USB port.
It plays all HD video files that I tested (DivX HD, MPEG-4 TS HD, AVI, MTS, MKV, HD WMV etc.). It's also a good looking Blu Ray player- small and compact.
It plays video files and discs quickly and is whisper quite during playback.
I didn't need Internet Video/Content (YouTube, LOVEFILM, BBC iPLAYER etc.) on the Blu Ray player as I already have it inbuilt in my Sony TV.
Playback quality, DTS audio format and up scaling is fantastic. I can say with confidence that the LG BD650 is better than the SONY BDP-S185, from my experience.
The user interface and, updating the device, via the USB port, are simple. Its `Auto Power Off' feature is also much liked.
The LG BD650 is 100% recommended
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Initial post: 13 Jan 2012 19:22:58 GMT
Hi mate, I was thinking of getting this BD650 or the sony BDP-S185. And you say this is really better? Could you please elaborate a bit on why? Because I sort of agree with you, but just want to get a bit more feedback before I decide. As basically it seems, if i choose this, i get better playback. But i get the sony, i get playback that isnt as great (but still good) but no online stuff. Have you compared the playback? Is the LG really better? How about in upscaling DVDs? I'd appreciate whatever feedback you can give. Cheers mate!
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2012 19:57:23 GMT
I previously thought of LG as a "second rate" South Korean brand; I couldn't have been more wrong. The LG brand name is definitely on a par with any major Japanese brand i.e. Sony or Panasonic.
It really depends on what your main priority and budget is when buying a Blu-ray player; my main priority was a Blu-ray player that could read any NTFS formatted external hard drive (HDD) up to and above 1TB.
The Sony BDP-S185 has online streaming content (iPlayer, YouTube and LoveFilm etc.), but I wasn't looking for this feature as I already can stream on-demand content from my TV.
Blu-ray disc playback is of the same quality on both brands but DVD up scaling is much better on the LG 650.
The main reason I was completely disappointed with the Sony BDP-S185 is that it cannot read any external drive except the normal USB flash drive up to a maximum of 32GB. Whereas the LG 650 can read USB flash and any NTFS formatted external hard drives.
The Sony BDP-S185 is supposed to be the latest Sony Blu-ray player and yet it doesn't read any external hard drive. It's a big joke from Sony.
I hope these few sentences are of use to you in making a choice.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2012 19:16:14 GMT
Cheers mate. Very helpful reply. So I've decided to get the LG, because of the better DVD playback because I have loads of DVDs. I also already have an xbox to watch netflix. It's waaaaaaaay better than love film streaming. It's new. If you haven't tried it, you should cuz they have a 1 month free trial in the UK. Xbox also has everything else i need for that streaming stuff. So I was mainly going for a better playback machine for both Bluray and DVD. So there you have it folks. To everyone else reading this, get the LG if you want better playback for DVD upscaling :-).
And thanks again mate. Keep posting helpful honest comments like this. It does help people! All the best!
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