The LG BX580 3D Blu-ray player was sent to us by LG a while back when we were testing their mammoth-sized 55-inch LX9500 TV, and I’ve been using this very Blu-ray player to test all the other TVs and monitors that have come in. It's fair to say it has served me well, so I thought it was about time I gave it a little extra attention.
Slim and great to look at
Design and features
The blue lights make it look cool
As far as connectivity goes, the BX580 is pretty much covered. It has all the usual connections like component/composite, HDMI 1.4 (apparently 1.3 will also work for 3D viewing), optical, coaxial and an Ethernet port for connecting to websites like YouTube and Picassa. But all this is pretty much expected from a high-end Blu-ray player, so what really takes the cake for me is the USB port. This port can not only play MKV files, but can also read hard drives unlike regular players that only accept flash memory. This, for me, is a total win situation!
No Multichannel analog audio output - sad..
As far as other features go, the LG BX580 3D Blu-ray player is quite loaded. You can watch videos on YouTube, or view images on Picassa. The added DLNA function also allows you to stream content wirelessly from your PC through Wi-Fi or Ethernet. The file formats supported here are MP3, WMA, WAV for audio, MPEG 1/2/4 and MKV for video and JPEG and PNG for pictures. Additionally, Nero’s MediaHome 4 Essential software has been added so that it’s easier for you to use this player with your Windows XP and Vista systems.
Easy to use remote
The remote for the BX580 looks nice and fit in my hand very comfortably. The buttons are large, and the writing on them is clear, making the remote very easy to use.
LG BX580 3D Blu-ray Player - Tried, Tested and Enjoyed
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