LG BP620 review: 3D Blu-ray player with everything but Amazon Instant

If you want 3D, the LG BP620 has most of the right features, but the absence of Amazon Instant and a dedicated Netflix button hurt its value a bit.

The BP620 is LG's "flagship" Blu-ray player for 2012, but you couldn't tell by its $130 street price or ordinary feature set. It includes all the important features that manufacturers are charging for this year, such as 3D compatibility, built-in Wi-Fi, and a suite of streaming-media services.

The big catch, especially if you were familiar with LG's platform last year , is that Amazon Instant will not be included on 2012 players, which could be a deal breaker for cord cutters . However, LG continues to have one of the best-designed streaming-content portals, with a dead-simple user interface.

LG Smart TV interface
LG's Smart TV interface is the best I've seen, but there's no Amazon Instant

While the LG BP620 is an all-around solid Blu-ray player, it's not the best value in LG's lineup (that would be the BP320), nor is it the best 3D Blu-ray player in this price range (the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 .) Still, the BP620's straightforward user interface makes it a top 3D Blu-ray player pick, especially if you don't need Amazon Instant streaming.

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