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LG BD670 review

A decidedly scruffy machine for a smart Blu-ray player, but with a feast of Wi-Fi and connected functionality

LG bd670

High-definition image quality is suitably sharp from the LG BD670. The Blu-ray deck scrapes a massive amount of detail from 2D HD platters. Battle: Los Angeles looks sumptuous. Shot in a high frame rate HD, shaky cam-style, skin tones and textures pop from the screen.

The smart, connected Blu-ray player also does a reliable job disgorging the DTS-HD MA soundtrack.

Stereoscopic footage has the potential to look equally sharp. Of course much depends on what your display will do to the image before it hits your peepers. At least the deck itself does a fine job. Naturally, the LG BD670 is quite at home with home-grown, DIY 3D shot in AVCHD.

Disc loading is a tad tardy. The player took a lazy one minute six seconds to go from tray to Bond logo, on the Java-heavy Goldfinger Blu-ray disc. Simpler Blu-rays load rather faster.

As a CD spinner, the LG BD670's performance is functional. With no Super Audio CD compatibility to give it a resolution boost, this player's unlikely to convert too many audiophiles to its cause.

But its overall presentation is fun: when playing a CD, it pulls album art direct from the Gracenote database. It also features Music ID, designed to identify any tunes in a platter you're playing, at the touch of a button (it sometimes works).

As a DVD player, the LG BD670 does a decent job. My venerable Silicon Optix HQV test platter confirms deinterlacing and upscaling to be of a creditable standard. If you have a large collection of SD discs, they'll be in reasonable hands here.

Overall, the LG BD670 is a great value internet-connected Blu-ray disc player. Sure, it might have the sartorial style of an impoverished funeral director who dresses in the dark, but it's jazzy where it counts.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeBlu-ray Disc Player
Scan Format1080p
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Media FormatsDVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-RW, BD-RE
Digital Audio Optical OutYes
Sound SystemDolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD
Number of Discs1
Brand NameLG
Audio FormatsMP3, CD-DA, WMA, AC3, AAC
FeaturesBD Live, 1080p Upscaling, Bonus View
Video FormatsBD Video, DVD Video, Video CD, SVCD, MPEG-4, DivX, MPEG-2, VC-1, AVCHD, DivX HD, MKV, MPEG-1, XviD
Scanning ModesProgressive Scan
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Operating Power Consumption13.10 W
Standby Power Consumption1.15 W
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Digital to Analog Video Converter12-bit - 162 MHz
Digital to Analog Audio Converter24-bit - 192 kHz
Video Signal FormatNTSC, PAL
Height48.3 mm
Width429.3 mm
Depth200.7 mm
Picture ControlColour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product ModelBD670
Product NameBD670 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
Input Voltage110 V AC
Manufacturer Part NumberBD670
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

IS IT A BLU-RAY PLAYER? OR SOMETHING BETTER?

If you want stunning Full HD 1080p and the unlimited possibilities of Entertainment Access, you've found it with the BD670 Network Blu-ray Disc Player. With LG Smart TV Access and Integrated Wi-Fi Connectivity, you get thousands of movies, Apps, shows and online videos straight to your TV from your wireless Internet connection at home. This is a Blu-ray player that delivers the best in HD, while setting your entertainment free in more ways than one.

Package Contents
  • BD670 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
  • Universal Remote Control
  • 1 x CD-ROM (LG Edition Nero MediaHome Bundle)
  • 1 x AV Cable (RCA Type)
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Registration Card
Remote ControlYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)1.80 kg