The LG BD690 network Blu-ray player, is LG’s top of the line network capable 3D Blu-ray player.the LG BD690 is a wireless network Blu-ray player, with DLNA capabilities, LG Apps, VOD on demand, and of course 3D movie playback with a 250GB HDD.
I must apologize for the long video review which goes into details on all the capabilities and functions of the device. So with that said I am going to make this write-up short and sweet, with a break down for the different components of the LG BD690.
DLNA/ Network connectivity
The DLNA capabilities of the LG BD690 is fantastic. It’s very easy to set up a wireless connection and connect to a home network. Playing video over the network is seamless for all video format with exception to choppy video play @1080p. But plays well @720p connected wired or over Wi-Fi.
Similar to the LG Smart TV upgrader in setup and functions, still very few apps available.
Access to VOD on-demand services like, VUDU, YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Google Maps… and more. Works as advertised and almost seamless.
Great to have that much on-board storage, for saving content, like photos, movies, music. Accessing content is easy, and can be stored on or transfer from the HDD through a USB flash driver or over the network.
Movie Play back and 3D
First off, you need a 3D HDTV or else you are not going to see an ounce of 3D. 3D does work and it looks great, simple slide you 3D Blu-ray disc in you are good to go. the visuals are crisp and the 3D effects look vivid and clear. Also upscales 2D Blu-ray movies to 3D
The LG BD690 is an awesome 3D Blu-Ray player, 3D is vivid, bright and clear and playback controls are simple and easy to use. The DLNA feature is a great additive and works like a champ. there are a few downsides to the device, for one the LG app store is still limited. There is also 3 sec delay in action when using the remote, it s a little annoying but nothing you don’t get used to.
I call the LG BD690 is a definite buy, for all the features sets with 250GB HDD, DLNA and Premium VOD, plus 3D works well and is vibrant and clear.