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Hi, was your hard drive you connected to the 390 formatted in NTFS? Fat 32? Was the 1080p MKV file larger than 4 gb?

Thanks!

The hard drive was formatted in NTFS. The MKV files were all larger than 4 GB. I would say they averaged 8-9 GB each.

I did notice something recently. When I watched one of MKV files on my laptop, all the Subtitles that were expected to be available were available. When I played it on the BD390 US Version, only the English subtitle was available.
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I have used the Netflix Streaming and it works great! You do have to add movies to your instant queue from your computer and then you can play them on the machine. I added an Iphone app for netflix called iRentMovie and I am able to add them from my Iphone and they show up instantly on the 390. Highly recomended.

For Windows Mobile users, there is also an application for you. It is called MOBILE MANAGER FOR NETFLIX. You can find it here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobi...e/netflix.mspx
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Hi fellow BD390 owners!

I just got my LG BD390, and the first thing I did is connect it to the (wired) network and initiate a software update. The update downloaded in about a minute, but now the player displays "Updating ..." with the progress bar moving for more than an hour.

Is that normal? Does it take that long to do a software update? I hesitate to interrupt it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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This is not normal. I have never seen it take longer than a couple minutes to connect to the server and see if there is an update available. When I updated my BD390 US Version, it took less than 10 minutes from start to finish (from connecting to server to player reboot, indicating final step of update).
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How is the Blue Pic Quality on the new BD390 the old 300 model from last year had BLUE ray playback issues according to several reviews.
I was looking at the 370, but now the 390 sounds better. Is it true it has a better Video chip than the 370 is this why it is getting better reviews for Blue Ray playback than the 370? Anyone confirm this?

I was wonder if anyone has a BD390 if they could try some of these tests looking for bad blue ray play back. Sounds like so far they have all the issues fixed, but unless someone tries the test, we wont know for sure.


Here is the link to the list of issues from last years sister model in the cnet review:
(its under the blue ray performance section)

http://reviews.cnet.com/video-player...l?tag=txt;page

List of Issues in last years mode. No test reported yet on this years, but I assume they might be using the same Blue Ray Chip for the 2009 models.


1. HQV Test Blue Ray (you need this blue ray to test with, I think you can download it)

a.
"The BD300 failed the test--the most detailed sections looked strobelike, and showed no detail where there should be several individual lines"

b.
"panning shot across Raymond James Stadium--betraying some slight moire"

c.
"It also did poorly on video-based jaggies tests, showing tons of jaggies on a test pattern with three pivoting lines, as well as a test with a rotating white line."



2. Ghost Rider (you need to rent the blue ray movie to do this test)

"First up was the end of chapter 6 in Ghost Rider, and the BD300 performed well--we couldn't make out any moire in the grille of the RV as the camera pulls away."

3. Mission Impossible 3 (you need to rent the blue ray movie to do this test)

"chapter 8 of Mission Impossible: III and again the BD300 performed well with no jaggies in the stairs in the background. "

4. Tony Bennett (you need to rent the blue ray movie to do this test)

"We also looked at some of the video-based portions of Tony Bennett: American Classic. Here, the BD300 didn't do so well. For example, at the beginning of chapter 7, we could see plenty of jaggies on the opening graphics and clapperboard, as well as on the shirts of the dancers that followed. The jaggies showed up again in chapter 14, as we could see them in several time in the dancers' canes."


5. 24p (TEST USING ANY BLUE MOVIE, LOOK FOR JAGGIES ON EDGES)

Also if anyone is seeing any Jaggies on ANY movie. Do they go away if you switch to 24p mode?
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Hi oowok,

Thanks for responding about my software upgrade problem. After 2 hours of being locked up, I turned it off. When I turned it on, the original software was still running, and it said an upgrade was pending. I tried the upgrade again, and it hung again, this time while displaying "PREP" on the front panel display. Tried 2 more times with the same results.

At this point, I am thinking that maybe I have a defective unit that is not able to upgrade itself. Or maybe software upgrade 8.08 is simply a bad one and I should wait for the next upgrade.

Thanks,
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I had trouble the first time I tried to do the update on my 390. That's when I turned off the internet on my laptop and the down load took about 10 minutes. Are you able to connect directly to the internet? Maybe that would help.
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Hi oowok,

Thanks for responding about my software upgrade problem. After 2 hours of being locked up, I turned it off. When I turned it on, the original software was still running, and it said an upgrade was pending. I tried the upgrade again, and it hung again, this time while displaying "PREP" on the front panel display. Tried 2 more times with the same results.

At this point, I am thinking that maybe I have a defective unit that is not able to upgrade itself. Or maybe software upgrade 8.08 is simply a bad one and I should wait for the next upgrade.

Thanks,
- Mike

Mike,

You should not wait for the next software update. I believe you said that you recently bought the 390. In this case, I would do any exchange and try the update again. I didn't have a problem with my update and you should not either especially for the price tag of this device.
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I just got my 390 and hooked it up to my Mits 65" CRT RPTV. I have a question that I'm not sure there is a good answer to but thought I'd give it a shot. My TV has been professionally ISF calibrated with great results. I notice that the 390 has a surprising number of video adjustments including individual colors, contrast, brightness, etc. Is there any recommendation from anyone here as to what to set those at for a calibrated display? I'm not good at doing it by eye and I hate to lose the advantage of the calibration by having the 390 set innapropriately. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Are the 370 and 390 identical in respects of load times and SD PQ? I believe the 390 can force 24fps, can the 370? I am starting to see a lot of similarities b/w the 390/370 and the new JVC player...

Also curious on load times - here are oppo and jvc compared:

Dark Knight: to anti-piracy page
JVC: 17 seconds
Oppo: 16 seconds

Pirates of the Car: Black Pearl
JVC Medallion 16 seconds; Disney 27 seconds
Oppo Medallion 21 seconds; Disney 31 seconds

Casino Royale: to Sony screen
JVC 18 seconds[/quote]
Oppo: 16 Seconds

To provide peripheral comparison, here are the load times of the Pioneer BDP-51FD:

Casino Royale:
to Sony intro screen: 42 seconds
Pirates I:
To Gold Medallion: 49 seconds
To Disney:1 min 13 seconds
Dark Knight
to Anti-Piracy Warning: 45 seconds
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How is the Blue Pic Quality on the new BD390 the old 300 model from last year had BLUE ray playback issues according to several reviews.
I was looking at the 370, but now the 390 sounds better. Is it true it has a better Video chip than the 370 is this why it is getting better reviews for Blue Ray playback than the 370? Anyone confirm this?

I might pick up a 390 at best buy and run it through my tests and post it along with these:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post16592502
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I picked up a 390 at BestBuy after reading a rave review on Cnet and another forum. The 390 is a reasonable performer at deinterlacing - better than Panny 55, but not as good as the JVC or Oppo. In terms of real-world content, it is very good, but not nearly as sharp and detailed as either the Pioneer 320 or JVC. It is clear that the JVC and the Lg 390 are close cousins. The JVC in my opinion offfers better out of the box SD DVD PQ, but the LG has much better PQ adjustments. The remotes are similar - both powered by a single AAA battery - would not be surprised if these were made in the same plant. The same power cord. Almost identical input/output layout. The GUIs are the same as well. They clearly share a lot of similar heritage. I am going to do some more tests, but at the moment, I think the JVC has the edge in PQ on SD DVDs (pioneer 320 and Oppo are superior to both). Although the JVC and LG share a lot of similarities, the LG offers a great deal more features in terms of tweaking, but the JVC does a superior job of deinterlacing film cadences in synthetic tests. I have a while before I will take it back to BB and will run some more tests in addition to synthetic material.


Source Adaptive Deinterlacing
Cadence: Racecar testing for moire in stands
* denotes lock on in second set.
Test / Pio 320 / Oppo / Panny 55 / Pio 120 / JVC / LG 390
2:2 / pass / pass* / pass /pass / pass / fail
2:2:2:4 / fail / pass / fail / fail / pass / pass
2:3:2:3 (PF-T) fail / pass /marginal (minor moire) / pass / pass / pass / pass*
2:3:2:3 / pass / pass / marginal (minor moire) / fail / pass / pass*
2:3:3:2 / fail / pass /fail / fail / pass / fail
3:2:3:2:2 / fail / pass / fail / fail / pass / fail
5:5 / fail / pass / fail / fail / pass / fail
6:4 / fail / pass / fail /fail / pass / fail
8:7:8:7 / fail / pass / fail / fail / pass / fail
24p - pass / pass / pass / pass / pass / pass
Difficult edits - pass / pass / pass /pass/ pass
Time-adjusted / fail / pass / fail / pass / fail / fail

Edge Adaptive Test Patterns

Jaggie test - Pio 320
Speedometer: pass 45 to 5. fail +/- 5, pass -45 to -5
Ship: Pass
horizontal scrolling text: pass
vertical scrolling text: pass

Jaggie test - Oppo 83
Speedometer: pass 45 to 5. fail +/- 5, pass -45 to -5
Ship: Pass
horizontal scrolling text: pass
vertical scrolling text: pass

Jaggie test - Panny 55
Speedometer: pass 45 to 5. fail +/- 5, pass -45 to -5
Ship: Marginal - minor jaggies
horizontal scrolling text: pass
vertical scrolling text: marginal - minor jaggies

Jaggie test - Pio 120
Speedometer: fail
Ship: marginal - minor jaggies
horizontal scrolling text: pass
vertical scrolling text: marginal - minor jaggies

Jaggie test - JVC
Speedometer: pass 45 to 5. fail +/- 5, pass -45 to -5
Ship: pass
horizontal scrolling text: pass
vertical scrolling text: pass

Jaggie test - LG 390
Speedometer: pass 45 to 5. fail +/- 5, pass -45 to -5
Ship: marginal
horizontal scrolling text: pass
vertical scrolling text: marginal
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Dark Knight: to anti-piracy page
JVC: 17 seconds
Oppo: 16 seconds
LG 390: 13 seconds
Pio 51: 45 seconds

Pirates of the Car: Black Pearl
JVC: Medallion 16 seconds; Disney 27 seconds
Oppo: Medallion 21 seconds; Disney 31 seconds
LG BD390: Medallion 22 seconds; Disney 32 seconds
Pio 51: Medallion 49 seconds; Disney 1 min 13 seconds

Casino Royale: to Sony screen
JVC 18 seconds[/quote]
Oppo: 16 Seconds
LG 390: 12 seconds
Pio 51: 42 seconds
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Just tried a MKV file on a BD-390. VC-1 - It said "No Supported Video Codec"

Anyone else have any updates on what this player will or will not play.

I've also tried TVersity - no transcoding ... nothing plays.

-chris
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This is a bit weird:

Source Adaptive Deinterlacing
Cadence: Racecar testing for moire in stands
* denotes lock on in second set.
Test / Pio 320 / Oppo / Panny 55 / Pio 120 / JVC / LG 390 (w/ fw as of 6/10)
2:2 / pass / pass* / pass /pass / pass / fail (pass)
2:2:2:4 / fail / pass / fail / fail / pass / pass (Fail)
2:3:2:3 (PF-T) fail / pass /marginal (minor moire) / pass / pass / pass / pass* (pass)
2:3:2:3 / pass / pass / marginal (minor moire) / fail / pass / pass* (pass)
2:3:3:2 / fail / pass /fail / fail / pass / fail (fail)
3:2:3:2:2 / fail / pass / fail / fail / pass / fail (fail)
5:5 / fail / pass / fail / fail / pass / fail (fail)
6:4 / fail / pass / fail /fail / pass / fail (fail)
8:7:8:7 / fail / pass / fail / fail / pass / fail (fail)
24p - pass / pass / pass / pass / pass / pass (pass)
Difficult edits - pass / pass / pass /pass/ pass (pass)
Time-adjusted / fail / pass / fail / pass / fail / fail (fail)
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Does anyone know how to disable the screen pop ups such the icon that pops up when you press play, pause or movie angle option is available icons. I would like to disable this feature, one of my Blu-rays has several place during the movie of different angles that are available which cause the icon to pop up several times during playback. Would like too stop the icon from poping up during playback. any help would be appreciated.


I picked up a BD-390 to compare with my player (BPD-05FD).. First thing i noticed with this LG is that that there was no way to turn oif the angle or display icons at all.. Next, i updated the firmware.. After playing several SD/BD titles i ran into contant lip sync issues, and this was in stereo going directly into my HDTV. I also noticed that when the de-interlacer didn't like something it displayed "brief combing", just like the old panny RP91's use to! Also worth a mention, is that the slide out SD/BD draw is made of light cheap plastic, and flexes easily if you touch it.. On the plus side, from what i could see, the SD picture was bright, clear, colorfull and sharp, and the zoom worked very well. Due to the lip sync issue, and no way to turn off the stupid pop up icons.. I will be bringing it back to Best Buy where it can sit with the other two open boxed BD-390's that were there when i picked this one up.
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I picked up a BD-390 to compare with my player (BPD-05FD).. First thing i noticed with this LG is that that there was no way to turn oif the angle or display icons at all.. Next, i updated the firmware.. After playing several SD/BD titles i ran into contant lip sync issues, and this was in stereo going directly into my HDTV. I also noticed that when the de-interlacer didn't like something it displayed "brief combing", just like the old panny RP91's use to! Also worth a mention, is that the slide out SD/BD draw is made of light cheap plastic, and flexes easily if you touch it.. On the plus side, from what i could see, the SD picture was bright, clear, colorfull and sharp, and the zoom worked very well. Due to the lip sync issue, and no way to turn off the stupid pop up icons.. I will be bringing it back to Best Buy where it can sit with the other two open boxed BD-390's that were there when i picked this one up.

I will be returning mine tomorrow too; admirable successor to the LG BD300 (Which I found more gimmick than performance), but not worth the $350 as a purist's player in this marketplace. It's quick and reasonable in playback, but I found the $225 JVC equal save analogue outputs and netflix streaming.
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I picked up a BD-390 to compare with my player (BPD-05FD).. First thing i noticed with this LG is that that there was no way to turn oif the angle or display icons at all.. Next, i updated the firmware.. After playing several SD/BD titles i ran into contant lip sync issues, and this was in stereo going directly into my HDTV. I also noticed that when the de-interlacer didn't like something it displayed "brief combing", just like the old panny RP91's use to! Also worth a mention, is that the slide out SD/BD draw is made of light cheap plastic, and flexes easily if you touch it.. On the plus side, from what i could see, the SD picture was bright, clear, colorfull and sharp, and the zoom worked very well. Due to the lip sync issue, and no way to turn off the stupid pop up icons.. I will be bringing it back to Best Buy where it can sit with the other two open boxed BD-390's that were there when i picked this one up.

I don't blame you for taking it back. Isn't it ironic how CNET just googoo's and gaga's about this player? They say it is the top rated BD player. What a bunch of garbage. I think that CNET's reviewer knows squat about BD players.
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I will be returning mine tomorrow too; admirable successor to the LG BD300 (Which I found more gimmick than performance), but not worth the $350 as a purist's player in this marketplace. It's quick and reasonable in playback, but I found the $225 JVC equal save analogue outputs and netflix streaming.


Update... After unplugging the BD-390 for a while, i was able to get the lip sync problem to go away.. Still won't be keeping though, due to having no way to turn off any of the stupid pop-up on-screen icons (like the angle, play, FF, RW, pause, etc).. How can someone design a player and leave that option out beyond me!!
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does someone knows when is the 390 be available here in Canada Quebec...
I'm starting to become impatient

coming in june. i bought the 3600 and will return it when the 390 comes out...lol

i suggest you do that. the 3600 is amazing, just not as many features as the 390
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I will be returning mine tomorrow too; admirable successor to the LG BD300 (Which I found more gimmick than performance), but not worth the $350 as a purist's player in this marketplace. It's quick and reasonable in playback, but I found the $225 JVC equal save analogue outputs and netflix streaming.

You saved me some time with your opinions on the player. After reading CNET, I was going to try it as well. I'll pass on it and thanks for your feedback.
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Can anyone talk about the playback of video files? officialy it supoorts :

AVI, DiVX-HD, MKV, WMA, XVID, MP3, JPEG, and PNG

But i wanna know, does it support mp4 , mp4/avc , h264, x264??? is is true that the player has trouble playing videos with high bit rates? i dont know what to do i really want this player but i might end up getting the ps3+ western digital wdtv player, what do u guys think?
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I am looking for a relatively cheap Blu-Ray Player to go with my new panny plasma. The BD-370 seems like the way to go for me, as I want a low price point and netflix/youtube compatibility.

A few questions:

How does the youtube feature work? Does it bring up a search box that you have to type in with your remote somehow? Do you hook up a keyboard?

Are there any other players around that will do youtube and netflix for around this price?

Is there any reason i should try to stay with a panasonic player since my tv is also panasonic?

Thanks.
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Update... After unplugging the BD-390 for a while, i was able to get the lip sync problem to go away.. Still won't be keeping though, due to having no way to turn off any of the stupid pop-up on-screen icons (like the angle, play, FF, RW, pause, etc).. How can someone design a player and leave that option out beyond me!!

its funny you notice the lip sync issue, I thought I was the only one. I generally only see it with DTS tracks for some reason, and it doesn't happen all the time but it can be really annoying. Pausing or stopping the movie will correct it, but it sucks and hopefully gets corrected with a firmware update.
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Can anyone talk about the playback of video files? officialy it supoorts :

AVI, DiVX-HD, MKV, WMA, XVID, MP3, JPEG, and PNG

But i wanna know, does it support mp4 , mp4/avc , h264, x264??? is is true that the player has trouble playing videos with high bit rates? i dont know what to do i really want this player but i might end up getting the ps3+ western digital wdtv player, what do u guys think?

Firmware is a work in progress IMO. What I've been able to test on the video side is VOB = OK, MKV h.264 with 5.1 DTS = OK, MKV VC-1 = No Supported Video Codec.
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I am looking for a relatively cheap Blu-Ray Player to go with my new panny plasma. The BD-370 seems like the way to go for me, as I want a low price point and netflix/youtube compatibility.

A few questions:

How does the youtube feature work? Does it bring up a search box that you have to type in with your remote somehow? Do you hook up a keyboard?

Are there any other players around that will do youtube and netflix for around this price?

Is there any reason i should try to stay with a panasonic player since my tv is also panasonic?

Thanks.

The YouTube allows you to either browse or search... The search brings up an online keyboard, which you navigate with the arrow keys on the remote. It is a bit tedious, but it does offer suggestions as you type. I don't think you can view HD or HQ videos from YouTube.

The only other current player that I can think of is the Samsung BDP1600 - it has Netflix, but no YouTube. It has Pandora instead.

If you get a Panasonic Blu Ray player, you might be able to connect Viera Cast if both your TV and the BDP support it. It will make the operation of the two a little easier. I have never had this feature, so I can't say how useful or desirable it is. I don't think the Panasonic players have YouTube or Netflix, if I am not mistaken they do have Amazon On Demand.

Frankly I was disappointed with the quality of the Netflix streaming on the LG 370. I get a lot better results on my xbox 360.
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I was going to pick up the 390 this weekend but after reading the last couple of posts I am hesitant. I have read about the Samsung 3600 and 4600 players and it appears they all have some issue. Some people love them some hate them. Any opinions on the Samsungs vs LG. Like the wireless since this will be going in livingroom and like the netflix. I stream now on my computer.
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The bd390 can't stream MKV, but it can play them back on a dvdr or a usb flash drive.

This is true, I found that out tonight, thats for your reply, I have been combing this thread for the correct answer, it will stream dvix files no problem. Any other filed I through at it from my external hard drive played like a charm, even the 12gig mkv files. Great player, but now what the hell do I do with my WD HD box. LOL. Thanks again.

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Hi all, questions I just received my BD390 and I absolutly love it, but can someone tell me what the current software/version is, I tried to update it over the network but it cannot find a new update and tell me its up to date.

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Drive: H42301
Software: BD.8.08.333.B

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Hi all, questions I just received my BD390 and I absolutly love it, but can someone tell me what the current software/version is, I tried to update it over the network but it cannot find a new update and tell me its up to date.

Current versions are:

Drive: H42301
Software: BD.8.08.333.B

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I also just received mine yesterday from Amazon, and it could not find an update. I have the same software version as you. I was thinking something is not quite right, and it may have been a refurb or return because it had the latest software. Perhaps they are being shipped from LG with the latest software????
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This is true, I found that out tonight, thats for your reply, I have been combing this thread for the correct answer, it will stream dvix files no problem. Any other filed I through at it from my external hard drive played like a charm, even the 12gig mkv files. Great player, but now what the hell do I do with my WD HD box. LOL. Thanks again.

motospark, any of your mkv files contain some sort of HD audio? It's great that we've established that the BD390 can play AVCHD and mkv from an external HDD but now I'm looking for someone to tell me it can play something other than std. AC3/DTS and what audio cnnections are used (HDMI or analog)...

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