LG have today unveiled their latest Blu-ray player, the BD570. Featuring built-in Wi-Fi, it has a host of web-connected tricks up its sleeve to push it beyond mere Blu-ray playback.
"People shouldn't be restricted to watching movies that come on discs," said Stephen Gater, Head of Marketing, LG Home Entertainment Company. "We have included wireless connectivity on the BD570 that allows consumers to access content from other DLNA devices and NetCast too."
Once connected up to your home Wi-Fi network, the BD570's Netcast features include access to YouTube, Picasa and Accuweather forecasts. DLNA compatibility means the player can also stream video, music and photo albums stored elsewhere on your network, but if you don't have another DLNA compliant device, the player also features support for direct USB connection to external hard-drives. It also wont have any problem playing back HD quality DivX and MKV file types.
As well as the 1080p playback of Blu-ray discs, the BD570 will also upscale your DVDs to a 1080p resolution.
In stores now, LG's latest Blu-ray player will set you back around £180.