CNET actually gave 3 stars to LG BD-370 and had similar comments on HD and SD picture quality. However CNET gave 4 stars to LG BD-390 model and gushed about its picture and sound quality. 4 star rating is the highest CNET has given to any bluray player. Would be interesting to see the review of what hifi for this new LG model.
Not sure what methods rather than viewing discs What Hi Fi evaluate products but after a lot of research on the LG BD370 ive found this review & the Stuff Tv review(which is just a copy of What hi fi's review) to be the only ones downing the picture capability of this machine.All others i.e Trusted Reviews, Cnet & many others really rate the Lg.How can opinions differ so vastly on a product.I personally am not usually a great fan of Lg products but this player seemed very good as far as budget players go.I know everyone is entitled to an opinion as i am and i have always respected What Hi Fi to point people in the right direction & know you should always audition a product before you buy it but can somebody point out how views can differ so vastly.
The predecessor of this player the LG BD-300 came in as the number one player in the January 2009 test of players in the Danish consumer organisation test (74/100). The 3 x higher priced Denon DVD-2500BT came in as 65/100 and the Sony BDP-S350 as 61/100. I have just bought the LG BD-370 at the equivalence of �162 and am very satisfied with it.
I purchased this in May '09 along with a 32" LCD from LG. Hooked up to my Onkyo 607 & Q Acoustics 2000 Cinema Pack (That cable HDMI leads). First film I watched was Transformers and personally was blown away. I have since expanded my BD collection to over 40 films & have been very happy with the picture quality produced. The youtube feature is pretty good too for occasional use
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It has its drawbacks, but this Panasonic is easy to live with and has an insightful and dynamic picture performance – it’s a great set
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