I thought it was worth posting here since there is a new firmware update for this model as others here noted. I received one of these back from a customer that I sold it to when this model first came out. This has been a rock solid player for several years, and ahead of the competition in it's price range at the time, so it was always one of my favorites. My customer started to have issues where it would play BD but not DVD. Now it doesn't recognize any disc, just says NO DISC on the display after READING. Have tried audio CDs, DVDs, and BDs with the same results. I recommended a cleaning disc before they turned it over to me, but at this point it won't even read the cleaning disc I have to play the tracks that would brush the lens. So I checked the JVC support site and was quite surprised to find an update released this year. I loaded it fine, but it did not affect the playback issue at all, as it's almost definitely a hardware failure. Since I sold several of these and still consider this player to be better quality than *most* of the economy priced (under $200) players made today, and don't care a thing about streaming Netflix or other networking or internet features, and just want to play discs, I feel it's worth repairing, and found a used drive pulled from a BD370 for $25 on eBay. I'll post a follow up after I get the drive in, but was wondering if anyone else has had a drive failure on this model or the BD370/390. Hoping it's not the electronics. Solid caps on the computer board and quality construction, I think I can get a couple more years out of this player.
Unrelated; I'm reading about people using the LG player updates for this player, and see there is a July 2012 update listed for the BD370. Does anyone know if the LG updates enable any network playback of Youtube or Netflix? The update from LG's site, which others have said will work with the XV-BP1, appears to be over 3 times the file size, I'm just wondering if it pretty much rebrands the UI as an LG and gives the same features as the LG models, or if there are chip or software differences or limitations when loaded on this unit.