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LG BD690 on sale

gregro
04-11-2012, 04:28 PM
I have no connection to Fry's Electronics- but I saw what I think is a great deal there yesterday: the LG BD690 is selling for $149. Just did a search and Best Buy's price is double that. Downside is about 75% of the BR DVD players at Frys are open boxes and the only 690 they had in stock was an open box. I got it (for $135), took it home, worked great... once. Then it sounded like a cement mixer. Got a [brand] new 620 and so far it works flawlessly. I suspect they lowered their price because they have tons of returns but I thought I'd post it here just in case someone can score a new one.

Chris Gerhard
04-12-2012, 04:03 AM
I have read about problems with the LG BD690 but it has the features with a 250GB hard drive I would want. My experience with LG Blu-ray players has been good but I have no experience with the BD5xx or BD6xx models. I love the BH200 and BD390 I do own but those are several years old.

gregro
04-12-2012, 07:40 AM
I would've liked to have that 250g HD but since it networks with my PC upstairs I don't think I'll miss that feature. Plus it has a USB port and memory card slot. They really do pack a lot of features into these things for $150.
There's a significant difference in how the 690 and 620 network. The 690 worked with Windows Media Center- so to make things work all you have to do is select the folders you want the player to have access to. But with the 620 you have to install Nero MediaHome. Not as effortless as with the 690. Haven't used it enough to know Nero is better than WMC.

Chris Gerhard
04-13-2012, 04:00 AM
I can't say how the Nero software compares to Windows Media Center, I haven't used either for Blu-ray player access and don't really have any local files to access in any event. I am using PlayOn DLNA server and an LG BD390 to access internet streaming but I don't know how well it would work with local network files either.

I would probably have kept the BD690 and tried to get LG to repair or replace it under warranty.

gregro
04-13-2012, 07:18 AM
Thanks for the feedback. Nero seems to work just fine but I much preferred just using the Windows stuff- not a big deal so far. If something comes up I will post.

Chris Gerhard
04-13-2012, 03:43 PM
The Nero MediaHome Essentials came with the LG BD390 but I never used it. It took me a couple of years to decide on PlayOn and I don't plan to change unless I find a very compelling reason to do so.

Ross369
04-16-2012, 10:08 AM
I would probably have kept the BD690 and tried to get LG to repair or replace it under warranty.

Chris Gerhard
04-16-2012, 01:30 PM
I would probably have kept the BD690 and tried to get LG to repair or replace it under warranty.

I would probably have kept the BD690 and tried to get LG to repair or replace it under warranty.

Am I the only one seeing this new kind of spam, just copying a post I assume trying to get to the required number of posts?

mytime
04-16-2012, 01:39 PM
Am I the only one seeing this new kind of spam, just copying a post I assume trying to get to the required number of posts?

No you are not. Hate spammers.