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Cheap and cheerful.
Member Name: Ryanthegunner
Advantages: Cheap, basic, and easy to use.
Disadvantages: No standout features unlike other Blu Ray players.
I purchased the LG BD550 after a little bit of research on the internet. After reading a large amount of good reviews on this player I decided I would purchase it. I had never had a Blu Ray player before (or watched one for that matter!) and I had only ever played DVDs through my Xbox360. It cost me around £70 at the time from amazon. When the player first arrived I took it out of the box and to be honest it looked quite long and chunky. I set it up and placed it under my 22' TV where it fit very snug. The player is probably about 20 inches in width which isnt as bad as I first thought.
The Blu Ray players itself is very simple to use. It is easy to navigate and choose what you wish to do (play from disc, memory stick, change settings etc). LG also have a very nice feature for this Blu Ray which allows you to use one controller for the TV and for the Blu Ray player (if your TV is LG make). It makes things easier rather the needing two seperate remote controls!
The Blu Ray player produces a brilliant picture and improves the sound quality of any DVD's (compared to a DVD played on a standard DVD player). For the price the LG BD550 is available at you can't really go wrong. It doesnt have any stand out features but what it does offer is a cheap way of watching Blu Ray films, and it improves the quality of a standard DVD. For me its a must buy for anyone purchasing a Blu Ray player for the first time!
Summary: A very good but basic Blu Ray player.
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