LG’s World’s First Netflix Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player

My wife and I love watching movies and we have been a long time Netflixers. I even wrote about how to use your Netflix subscription to the fullest.

In that post, we looked at Roku – a set top box like device that can stream Netflix’s watch online movies straight to your TV.

Now, LG has introduced a Network Blu-Ray Player that’s touted as the World’s first Blu-Ray player that streams from Netflix – instantly.

LG Network Blu-Ray Player

  • Full HD 1080p video output
  • With high-speed internet connection, BD Live – exclusive downloads and interactive experiences
  • Upconverts standard DVD to 1080p 
  • Built-in Ethernet and USB 2.0 ports
  • Outputs – 1 component video, 1 composite video, 1 HDMI, 1 stereo audio, 1 optical digital audio & 1 coaxial digital audio
  • Supports TrueHD/Digital Plus audio format and DTS-HD Advanced Out
  • Netflix streaming lets you watch the ‘Watch Online’ movie titles (over 12,000 titles to choose from)
  • Netflix movies start streaming in 30 seconds. You can fast forward, rewind and pause movies.
  • You just select the movies you wanna watch in Netflix.com and you can select those movies and watch right in your player.
  • The LG Network Blu-Ray Player is HD ready but Netflix don’t have any HD movies online yet. But, when they do add it, you’ll be able to watch it with this player.

This player is available in Best Buy and Circuit City. At Best Buy it is priced at a hefty $349.99.

Streaming movies from Netflix straight to the TV is something I am looking at. But, this player is well above the price point I am at. Roku selling at $99 is definitely a much better option for me. But, for someone already in the market for a Blu-Ray disc player and having a Netflix subscription, it might just add up to same cost and you don’t have to have 2 devices. Plus, when Netflix starts streaming full-HD content, you wouldn’t have to upgrade.

I would to hear about your Netflix hacks and if this is something you would consider buying.

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7 Responses to “LG’s World’s First Netflix Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player”

  1. Zaldy Dalisay@Custom Mini Bikes October 20, 2008 at 11:52 am #

    As it is BD Live capable providing real-time interactivity for movie buffs seeking extras like me, this one is in my list of must have before xmas! Thanks for the info…

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  2. daniel @ czech seed beads October 20, 2008 at 2:46 pm #

    Wow! Technology never ceases to amaze me. I can’t wait ’til this player drops to my price range 🙂

  3. Ashfame October 21, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    Bad luck! I neither have the time to watch movies nor a Broadband available at our place.

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  4. Kevin@Great Wall of China Facts October 30, 2008 at 9:47 pm #

    I love blu-ray! It is great stuff. I am glad that Netflix is there with it too!

  5. cat November 3, 2008 at 11:13 am #

    I want tu buy one like this very much but i don’t have so much money so i have to wait till it becomes cheaper

  6. Zath@Tech News Blog November 4, 2008 at 1:38 pm #

    I’m still not sure about Blu-Ray as a future media format, I can’t help but think that people might just by-pass it like I might be and go straight to digital high definition downloads from the DVD format.

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  7. Luis Narvaez@FAQ HDTV February 11, 2009 at 4:06 am #

    Interesting piece of equipment. Blu-ray definitively is the future media format for now with the Sony PS3 and the demise of HD DVD its Blu ray or nothing at the moment at least when it comes to high definition. I have not tried Netflix though. Great post!