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Gift shop merchant is sending a little pre-Black Friday love our way by offering up a very attractive price on the LG BD-370 Blu-ray Player!
The current price for this player is $129.95, which is lower than I have ever seen it. The list price is $249.95, but it usually is listed for around $175-$200.
Click on the link below for more details and to purchase this item:
There's no indication that this price will last, and it's always possible that we'll see a lower price, but I'd very surprised if we do.
I have been looking for a good, basic Blu-ray player as a group gift for Christmas, and I narrowed the field to the Samsung BD-P1600, the LG BD370, and the Sony BDP-N460 because of their ability to stream Netflix Instant Watch videos. While the Samsung also has Pandora Radio, of which I'm also a big fan, the reviews aren't as good as the LG. The Sony has good reviews, but it has been hovering around $200, and its significant features seem to match the LG pretty closely.
When I saw the LG for this price, the decision made itself clear!
Like most other Blu-ray players in its price range, it needs an external USB flash drive to enable BD-Live features on Blu-ray discs. This requirement is baffling, but all the manufacturers do it, presumably as a cost-saving measure. While some players have a USB port in the back for adding a flash drive, unfortunately, the LG requires you to have it sticking out of the front of the unit. This is a silly requirement, IMO.
I picked up the highly-reviewed HP v100w 8 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive P-FD8GBHP100-EF for $17.99. A smaller drive would have done just as well, but getting the 8GB unit pretty much assures never having to worry about running out of space in the future. I'm a little concerned about how far this drive might stick out of the front of the player, but that will have to wait until they arrive to check it out.
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