By JB Burden
The BD670 and BD630 are two popular LG Blu-Ray players available on the market. Both players display full HD 1080p video, but the BD670 has the distinction of being 3D. To view movies in 3D, of course, you also need a 3D-enabled HDTV, 3D glasses, and an HDMI cable with bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps. The LG BD670 is more of an investment, costing $109.99, but it also possesses more features. With Smart TV, you can browse through 100s of apps, social networking sites, and video streaming services. The streaming options on the BD630 are limited to Netflix, CinemaNow, VUDU, and YouTube.
The LG BD630 may not have 3D or DLNA like the BD670, but it’s more affordable at $59.99 and offers great picture quality and video streaming options. Like the BD670, it also lets you access your personal videos, photos, and other files by connecting a USB storage device directly to the Blu-Ray player. And the BD630 gives you a Bonus View picture-in-picture option and a SimpLink remote control that operates all your HDMI devices.
Both the LG BD630 and BD670 up-scale standard DVDs to near HD quality. While the BD630 doesn’t have DLNA capabilities, it still streams videos well and has great HD quality. And if you’re willing to spend the extra cash, the BD670 offers stunning 3D movie viewing and full web browser searching.
|JB Burden has been reviewing, and researching TVs and Electronics for more than 9 years. His topical “interests” include pixel orbiters, louvered screen filters, and in-plane switching panels… among other things. See more about JB|