The new LG line is designed to balance the look of LG’s latest generation of HDTVs. The BD 590 Network Blu-ray player looks slim and compact allowing you to easily blend your home entertainment system into any existing home decor.
Incorporating LG’s NetCast Entertainment Access, the LG BD590 offers convenient access to a virtually endless array of entertainment content options with a large variety of content options. NetCast Entertainment Access allows instant access to Netflix, CinemaNow, VUDU, YouTube and Pandora. LG is still seeking new content partners like the Picasa photo service and forecasts from AccuWeather.
To take full advantage of the Blu-ray format, the BD 590 will also provide convenient access to BD Live, which offers a wide variety of content, such as movie scene extras, new previews and the ability to read synopses and rate movies. Also included are Bonus View features which provide picture-in-picture access to Blu-ray Disc special features, allowing you to toggle between your favorite movie scenes and bonus features on the disc. If you have a library full of DVD movies, the BD 590 will upscale standard DVDs to 1080p for a near high definition viewing experience.
With its built-in 250GB hard drive, the LG BD590 enables you to consolidate your digital media files in a single device. You can copy and archive your CD music collection onto the BD590 by making use of the player’s MusicID® feature powered by Gracenote. For the first time in any home Blu-ray product, the Gracenote’s MusicID-Stream™ allows you to hear a song playing in a movie or TV show by simply pressing a button on their remote control. Gracenote then returns rich information on the song, such as artist and genre, along with album cover art. Photos or personal videos that may have been scattered throughout the home on PCs or digital cameras can now be simply imported via the USB or Ethernet port to create a single organized library of personal memories. An impressive feature indeed.
Through LG’s NetCast functionality, the BD590 also allows you to purchase movies from VUDU, with the option to stream or store movies directly on the hard drive. You will also have built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allowing you the flexibility when installing a home theater system by connecting directly to any existing 802.11n wireless home network. DLNA functionality expands entertainment options by enabling easier access to family videos and pictures stored on other DLNA-enabled systems, allowing you to view your pictures and videos on the big HDTV screen, rather than smaller computer monitors.
250GB built-in hard drive, capable of storing music, photos, and videos transferred via USB
Plays BD, BD-ROM, DVD, CD
Can rip CDs directly to the hard drive, with metadata automatically handled by Gracenote
Online streaming media services include Netflix, Vudu, CinemaNow, YouTube, Pandora, Picasa, AccuWeather
Purchased Vudu movies can be stored directly on the hard drive
DLNA-compliant, allowing you to stream music, photos, and videos from a connected PC