LG's no frills approach to its Blu-ray Disc Player, actually make them stand out from the crowd. Not relying on gimmicks to draw you in, it prefers to offer you excellent performance and easy to use features. The design of the BD670 is based on this concept. The player is slim with a glossy black finish. A standard disc loading tray is located on the left side, with basic controls to the right. It comes with a remote control that is well lay-out. One noticeable flaw on the remote is a missing button that allows for direct launching of Streaming Media Services. However, LG does make up for this in its user interface, by making access to its streaming services, very quick and easy. And as with many of 2011 players, the BD670 Blu-ray DVD Player can also be controlled through your smart-phone via a free app download.
VIDEO QUALITY:The LG BD670 give us excellent video quality when playing 3D Blu-rays or standard Blu-rays. Full HD 1080p (24 & 60Hz) is available when connected via the HDMI Output. Other connections include Composite Output and Component Output. Component Video Output resolution is limited to 480i because of restrictions from the AACS. DVD playback is excellent as well on the BD670. The player can up-scaled your old DVDs to near HD 1080p quality.
AUDIO QUALITY:The BD670 has built-in audio decoding for Linear PCM, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It can also transmit Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio audio formats in their native bit-stream to be decoded by an A/V receiver. The audio connections include HDMI, Digital Audio - Optical and Analog Audio 2.0-channel. There are no multi-channel analog outputs, so if you want your A/V receiver to decode the audio, it must have a HDMI input.
The LG BD670 has some great extra features including built-in WI-FI - 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band only), DLNA support (stream videos from your PC to your HDTV), USB playback (MKV, DivX, XviD, MP3, and JPEG) and online streaming services. Smart TV is LG's new feature on the BD670 where you can access online content. It provides you with Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, Amazon Instant Streaming, MLB.TV, MOG, vTuner, Napster and much more. Samsung and Sony may have more selections (BD670 does not have Hulu Plus), but the BD670 should satisfy most consumers online demands. Many experts, including CNET.com, state LG's streaming media services is the best they have seen so far in 2011. CNET goes on to say the LG BD670 is 'one of the best valued blu-ray players out there today.'
THE PROS: The BD670 Blu-ray DVD Player from LG delivers excellent, realistic images on 3D and standard Blu-ray discs at 1080p/24 video resolution. As well as supporting HD audio formats giving you an ultimate viewing experience. It up-scales standard DVDs, has built-in Wi-Fi, SmartTV (has added Hulu Plus, Amazon VOD, NHL GameCenter, NBA Game Live and MLB.TV to it list of services), BD-Live, DLNA support USB playback and much more. This new Wi-Fi Direct certified player can connect to other Wi-Fi components directly without the use of a hot-spot.
THE CONS: Unfortunately the LG BD670 does not have any built-in storage space to download BD-Live content. If having on-board storage space is important for you, check out LG BD690, it is basically the same player as the BD670, but has a 250 GB Hard Drive. A USB device with at least 1 GB of memory will need to be used with the player to download such content. There are no 7.1-ch analog outputs. Disc loading speeds are a little slower than the average speed of the 2011 players.
THE FINAL WORD: The BD670 maybe LG's best Blu-ray Disc Player in its 2011 line-up. Offering many extra features, while still providing excellent blu-ray visuals and sounds. This new updated model may now have revolutionize the blu-ray player, but it has evolve significantly enough to warrant being name one of the best Blu-ray Player this year. - Price you should look for when purchasing - Under $250.00