LG BD690 Blu-ray 3D Player Specs

BD-Live: Yes
BonusView: Yes
Firmware Version: BD 8.62.280
3D: Yes
Audio Decoding:
Dolby: TrueHD, Digital, EX
DTS: DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS, ES
HDMI Video Resolutions: 1080p/24, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p
Compatible Playback Formats: BD-Video, DVD, DVD-R/-RW, CD, CD-R/-RW, MP3/WMA, JPEG/Kodak PictureCD, VideoCD
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 16.9 x 2.3 x 9.8
Weight (pounds): 6.6
Price: $350

Outputs: Video: HDMI (1), component video (1), composite video (1)
Audio: Coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), stereo analog (1)
Additional: Ethernet (1), USB (1)

Company Info
LG Electronics
(800) 243-0000

LG Electronics
(800) 243-0000

FarmerBob's picture

. . . their "innovative" BD lines. They killed my BD390 with FW updates they sent me on discs and now don't what to talk about it. In the beginning they were attentive and right there. Once it was decided that they killed my player, they are no where to be found. And many newer and some older BD releases will not play on their machines, FW update or not. That's my problem. Oh and now files are locking up the UI. And the UI is locking itself up. They did make a special update for Avatar though.

And what happened to the multi-channel out on the "newer" machines. Looks like they are stripping these down, not dressing them up. Now the WiFi (802.11n) 2.4 or 5GHz? Their 2.4n is slow and drops a lot. But then hardwire is always the best. Even off a 5GHz repeater.

Sounds like there were many problems with the two test models here and I trust all their "innovative" Lucky Goldstar junk.

David Vaughn's picture
Bob, While my Mom's BD-590 hasn't broken down once, I've told her to ignore any firmware updates for at least 60 days before installing them to be sure they don't break the player. So far this has worked out well for her. Regardless, I didn't recommend this player due to the slow response from LG and there are better alternatives on the market.
ghard1's picture

It's incredible to see the differences between reviews. Consumer Reports has rated this player the highest score amongst 3D capable BDP's. It actually scores higher than Oppo's BDP-93 if you can believe that! Reading Amazon reviews shows people either love it or hate it with an average rating of 3.5. So who should we believe? On one hand, most magazines (I believe) are biased by advertising dollars. On the other, publications such as CR often base a review on a couple of day's of use and a battery of tests. Then there's amazon where most reviewers are not engineers but base their reviews solely on experience. This may be based on performance, customer service, reliability etc. All I can say is that I hope manufacturers pay close attention to all these sources and develop better, more reliable products!

DSharkey's picture

The only reason we have been going to the movies at all lately is the 3-D. We do not enjoy the cost, or the loud people with their cell phones bothering us. When my husband's back injury got so bad that we are really not able to go to the movies at all, it became time to upgrade. We bought this player along with a 60 inch LG 3D TV and glasses and we got it all set up, it was very fast and easy to set up, and headed down to get a couple of 3D movies.

The 3D was amazing, the player was easy to set up and work with and the Blu-Ray movies were just gorgeous themselves. I was in awe, having just seen a movie on my old DVD player probably 2 weeks ago, and then watching the blu-ray copy I bought, seeing the depth and clarity of this player.

We have not used it for the Netflix other than to set it up, but it was also very easy.

Keep in mind that I have only had this player for a couple of days, but I have very high hopes!