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Good: Stylish design and interface, fast load time, fantastic price, USB dock, MKV support, great upscaling quality, superb blu-ray performance
Bad: Quality varies between discs, remote feels a little cheap
Comment: The LG BD370 could be perhaps one of the best blu-ray players on the market, taking its incredibly low price into consideration. With Youtube and Internet access through ethernet, a USB dock to play high-definiton MKV files and a fantastic upscaling tool for all of your DVDs - the LG BD370 is a must-have for those wanting high end home entertainment at an affordable price.
The LG BD370 comes in a lovable package. Relatively thin and lightweight, this sexy Blu ray player sports a gigantic and attractive blu-ray logo as its on and off button. Utility buttons and the disc try are tactfully hidden behind drop down flaps as is the USB socket - tucking away all of the unattractive parts of technology. The player looks really good wherever you put it and its glossy black and silver colour scheme works wonders. The remote, on the flip side, feels cheap and light-weight - but still doing the job. The player comes with a few useless sockets including a Composite video out which any idiot would avoid, considering the current nature of technology. However, there is a very nifty HDMI socket and an AV socket for enhanced sound. The menu is beautifully layed out and very user-friendly - looking absolutely gorgeous on your HD Television.
Blu-ray discs look fantastic. Every pimple or droplet of sweat can be seen on the characters' faces as they chase after cars, fight goons, shoot guns or even indulge in a romance. Slumdog Millionaire looks great with the Indian slums shining in all their glory - though the picture does tend to go fuzzy in slightly darker, shadowed areas.
DVD upscaling is gorgeous. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Harry Potter, Eden Lake and Wrong Turn 2 are upscaled to not only fit near 1080p quality - but the sound is also given an extreme makeover. The sound is exemplary - booming through the TV speakers and engulfing the entire home with rich-clear, crisp sound.
The load time is something they've perfected. Taking between 1-18 seconds depending on the disc, this is one of the fastest blu-ray players on the market. Nice!
Overall, LG has made its way to the forefront in High Definition technology and despite being an inch behind its competitor Samsung - LG's BD370 just about proves that entertainment can come at a very, very affordable price.
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