Feeds
85%

LG DVS450H 'floating' DVD player

Cool looks, cool playback

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

We tried something a little slower paced in the form of the comedy Knocked Up, and the machine still did well, giving a pleasingly realistic stage for the action to unfold. Although there are some scenes in this movie, like the birth sequence, when a really clear picture isn't as welcome as you might assume.

A really decent DVD player then, but the unit also has the ability to play DivX HD content downloaded from the internet. DviX movies can then be played back from a DVD, or external hard drive connected to the player’s USB port.

LG DVS450H

Placing a horizontal DVD is easy - but it's harder when the player's vertical

All these functions can be accessed quickly and easily from the slick and snappy on-screen GUI. The unit it itself has basic touch-sensitive playback controls on the front of the unit, and these work well enough. However, access to the whole set of features is only available from the remote, which although small, is well laid out, with each button sensibly labeled.

Other useful attributes include and auto power off if the machine is idle for a short time and a parental lock feature. Connectivity is pretty well catered for - video out options include HDMI, component- and composite-video, and there are also audio out L/R options.

Verdict

In the end, this machine isn't just a good DVD player, but quite a nice little media hub too. As such, £130 isn't unreasonable, even in an era of Tesco-sold £20 DVD players. Everything the LG does, it does well, and you can find the function you want with minimum fuss from the front of the machine or the remote, making it a doddle to use. It generates a great looking picture, and it's not bad looking itself.

More Reviews...


Roberts RDK-2

LG iDock

Yamaha DVX-1000

Philips PET723

 

High performance access to file storage

85%

LG DVS450H 'floating' DVD player

Not as cheap as some DVD players, but the LG makes up for it in looks, features and picture quality.
Price: £130 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Video games make you NASTY AND VIOLENT
Especially if you are bad at them and keep losing
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style
Biometrics and kid-friendly mode in back-to-basics blockbuster
Dell Wyse Cloud Connect: Pocket Android desktop
Ultrathin client with a lot of baggage. The upside? It's a rogue sysadmin's delight
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.