LG BP250 review
|Review: June 2015|
In a nutshell: If you want a Blu-Ray player that plays disks and ... well, nothing else really, then the LG BP250 is a good, cheap choice. It has no 3D capability, but will upscale DVDs to Full 1080p HD. For the price, you really can't go wrong.
Best buy: LG BP250 from Currys (£49.99)
Design & looks
The LG BP250 is an attractive Blu-Ray player with a honeycomb-effect black finish. It doesn't look as cheap as it is, and will complement a modern TV set-up nicely. It's very compact, measuring just 27cm wide.
The BP250 Blu-Ray player can play 2D Blu-Ray disks, including BD-R/-RE, as well as Region 2 DVDs, including DVD+-RW/+-R. It can also play CDs, including CD-R and CD-RW. When playing DVDs, the player can upscale to full 1080p HD.
Connectivity is basic, but considering that there's no Smart TV, everything you need is here. A HDMI port connects to a HD-Ready TV, and there's also a USB connector. This lets you access music, photos or videos from a USB drive or device.
Conclusion - all the essentials for hardly any money
Blu-Ray players don't really get any cheaper than this! For around £50 you get a player that supports 2D Blu-Ray and DVD, and if that's all you need, there's no point in paying more.
LG BP250 features include:
- Playable disks: Blu-Ray, DVD, CD
- 1080p upscaling
- Dolby Digital
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Dolby TrueHD
- DTS2.0+Digital Out
- DTS-HD Master Audio
- Parental lock
- Connectivity: HDMI, USB 2.0, SIMPLINK (HDMI-CEC)
- Power: 12W
- Remote control included
- Size: 270 x 43 x 195 mm
- Colour: Black
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Does it have resume playback?
Asked by john
on 8th Jan 2017
Does the hdmi cable come with it?
Asked by Khalid
on 5th Jan 2017
Reply by Martin
on 11th Jan 2017
Does LG BP250 connect to a smart TVs, 'cos my smart TVs does not have a DVD drive?
Asked by Di
on 4th Nov 2016
I want to be able to play standard DVD's and play my CD collection. I have purchased this BP250 but want to make sure it allows the functionality I require before I open the packaging.
Reply by S21
on 4th Nov 2016
Yes, it will connect to a smart TV with a HDMI cable, and it plays DVDs and CDs.
LG BP250 user reviews
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Average rating from 3 reviews:
Reviewed by humpfree
on 10th Jun 2016
Plays everything apart from game of thrones season 3.
Good player poor support.
LG seemingly not interested in sorting the problem.
Buy cheap buy twice rings true.
Reviewed by Pat
on 1st May 2016
I have one of these players and love it. The picture is perfect. I have the audio connected directly to speakers and the sound is perfect.
Reviewed by Dave
on 31st Oct 2015
I'm old enough to remember when TV's had only one channel messing with horizontal and verical holds and the placing of the aerial was all I had to do to make the tele work. Then everything changed and things were connected to the television, Set top boxes/recorders/ computers/dvd players etc and as soon as that happened I would shout for my son to connect things up for me. Now Im living in Spain he is in England. I had a TDT box/combined DVD player and a SKY box connected and was loaned a whole series of the Game of Thrones in BluRay and they wouldnt play on the DVD player I had to do something. This is where the BP250 comes in, I have never connected anything up EVER But this was so easy and I even learnt about a HDMI splitter!!!!! Back to the BP 250 I just followed the instuctions and it worked, I have HD tele and the reproduction was as good if not better and the BP250 plays my old DVDs as well, absolutely brilliant, for someone who wants just a basic player it is a first rate bit of kit. Thank you LG for producing this and at what a price €55, not only a great product but gave an old fart the courage to have a go himself.