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I just got a look inside the new BP530 and BP330 today. The main board is the same EXACT one used in the 2012 models (BP620, BP520, BP320). No better CPU. frown.gif

I assume when the BP730 (and later on the BP630- same just without the magic remote) get to store shelves that they will share the same board. I am just happy the BP630 & BP730 will have 2x2 dual band wifi chips in them.
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Are the 2013 models supposed to have Amazon Instant Video? That's about the only flaw I can find in my BP620 is the lack of AIV.
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I can confirm that the 2013 BP530 does have Amazon Instant Video on it here in the USA. In addition, one can pause, rewind and fast forward on all compatible video media via DLNA, unlike on the BP620 which does not allow the user to rewind or pause with select video formats.

The main menu has also been slightly tweaked as well. You can access Netflix right off the main screen and not have to enter the Premium sub-menu first. The player’s boot speed is quicker as well without having to turn on the “quick start” feature. Disc load speeds are good as well. Universal Studio Blu-ray discs tend to have slower load speeds and compared to my 2011 LG BD670 model, Universal releases (like Ted and The Office season sets) load at least twice as fast on the BP530.
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Any ability to play movies and music off network file share like the older BD390 and BD570 used to, rather than having to use DLNA?
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I just picked up a BP530 and although it has the Amazon instant video app icon, it just leads to a "coming soon" screen. Can anyone confirm that they have watched an Amazon video on this device? If so, is there something I need to do to enable it?

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Any ability to play movies and music off network file share like the older BD390 and BD570 used to, rather than having to use DLNA?

There is no file share like the old players. Media has to be off DLNA server or USB storage media plugged into the player.
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I just picked up a BP530 and although it has the Amazon instant video app icon, it just leads to a "coming soon" screen. Can anyone confirm that they have watched an Amazon video on this device? If so, is there something I need to do to enable it?

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I was able to login and all with Amazon Instant before, but since an update to "premium," I just get the coming soon screen.
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I just picked up the LG BP530 tonight at Best Buy. I returned a Sony BDPS790, I just didn't feel I was getting $260 out of it. I have been having a sound delay issue, so I thought buying the S790, and separating the Audio/Video with the dual HDMI outs would solve my problem. Wrong. With the LG, the delay is gone! I do have a question though, when setting up the 3D on the Sony, I had to input my screen size. I didn't have much time to play with the LG before leaving for work, do I have to set screen size on it as well? The owners manual is not very user friendly......
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There is no file share like the old players. Media has to be off DLNA server or USB storage media plugged into the player.
What types of files (audio/video codecs) will this player do via DLNA? I looked in the downloadable manual on LG's site, but I couldn't tell for sure which what was supported for DLNA vs off USB.

Will MKV with DTS audio play or will it need to be transcoded/re-encoded?
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No rear USB, what a disappointment. I will probably be returning this one as well..... Damn.....
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What types of files (audio/video codecs) will this player do via DLNA? I looked in the downloadable manual on LG's site, but I couldn't tell for sure which what was supported for DLNA vs off USB.

Will MKV with DTS audio play or will it need to be transcoded/re-encoded?

I have watched MKV files with DTS and Dolby Digital audio formats on the BP530 without issue (unlike my 2012 mode year Panasonic TV). I have played back XVID (Divx) format AVI files without issues along with WMV, MP4 and so on.

The BP530 has replaced my LG BD670 in my living room and I am waiting to get my hands on a LG 2013 model with an internal dual band wifi adapter (ie- the P730, BP630) for my bedroom TV, as I like to stream media over 5Ghz and not the crowded 2.4Ghz band.

The BP530 is playing back all the same media my BD670 could off my DLNA server box.
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I have watched MKV files with DTS and Dolby Digital audio formats on the BP530 without issue (unlike my 2012 mode year Panasonic TV). I have played back XVID (Divx) format AVI files without issues along with WMV, MP4 and so on.

The BP530 has replaced my LG BD670 in my living room and I am waiting to get my hands on a LG 2013 model with an internal dual band wifi adapter (ie- the P730, BP630) for my bedroom TV, as I like to stream media over 5Ghz and not the crowded 2.4Ghz band.

The BP530 is playing back all the same media my BD670 could off my DLNA server box.
Thank you. I mostly use BD-Rebuilder to convert my blurays to MKV. WIth the BD390 and BD570 streaming those natively from windows file shares, I was concerned what would happen using DLNA on the newer players.

What are you using for a DLNA server?
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What are you using for a DLNA server?

I picked up a cheap Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 about seven months ago and put a 3TB Seagate drive that is listed on the hardware compatibility list (see www.readynas.com) for the unit . Netgear just announced their next generation of NAS products for their ReadyNAS line yesterday, so you should be able to get a ReadyNAS Duo v2 for really cheap now… around $99.00 for a diskless unit, then pick up a 2TB compatible drive for around $95.
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Does anyone know if the new series of players will play PAL DVDs on an NTSC display like the 620 will? It's not listed in the specs on LG's website.
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I picked up a cheap Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 about seven months ago and put a 3TB Seagate drive that is listed on the hardware compatibility list (see www.readynas.com) for the unit . Netgear just announced their next generation of NAS products for their ReadyNAS line yesterday, so you should be able to get a ReadyNAS Duo v2 for really cheap now… around $99.00 for a diskless unit, then pick up a 2TB compatible drive for around $95.
thanks for the suggestion, but I already have a PC with 4 - 2TB drives acting as my media server. I was hoping to find a "good" software DLNA server to run on it if I have to get a new Bluray player that doesn't allow playing the files across network shares like my older LG's.
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Just a heads up, after today’s (03/28/13) released software upgrade the icon for Amazon Instant Video was removed from the Premium menu on the BP530. Prior to this, LG had a “Coming Soon” page display when selecting the Amazon icon. I have dropped a message to LG inquiring, but have yet to hear back.
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Just a heads up, after today’s (03/28/13) released software upgrade the icon for Amazon Instant Video was removed from the Premium menu on the BP530. Prior to this, LG had a “Coming Soon” page display when selecting the Amazon icon. I have dropped a message to LG inquiring, but have yet to hear back.

I have a BP530 unopened in the box. I got it with my 55LA7400 but haven't opened it since I just bought a BP620C in December. Amazon Instant and the Private Sound feature made me want to keep it but if Amazon Instant is out I will most likely sell it. Anyone know what's the deal between LG and Amazon?
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I have a BP530 unopened in the box. I got it with my 55LA7400 but haven't opened it since I just bought a BP620C in December. Amazon Instant and the Private Sound feature made me want to keep it but if Amazon Instant is out I will most likely sell it. Anyone know what's the deal between LG and Amazon?

I do not know the exact details, but from what I recall last year, there were some licensing issues between LG and Amazon. In addition, the player platform changes from the 2011 to 2012 software-wise has lots of bugs and LG ended up not rolling out Amazon for those models like the BP620.

Personally while the BP620 and BP530 have the same hardware main boards inside, I would sell the BP620 and keep the BP530, as if Amazon is to be added, it will most likely be with a newer model like the BP530. In addition, the BP530 does not have the issues the BP620 has when rewinding, fast forwarding some video content off a DLNA server. In addition, the wireless card in the BP530 has better antenna reception than the Wi-Fi card in the BP620.
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I have a BP530 unopened in the box. I got it with my 55LA7400 but haven't opened it since I just bought a BP620C in December. Amazon Instant and the Private Sound feature made me want to keep it but if Amazon Instant is out I will most likely sell it. Anyone know what's the deal between LG and Amazon?

Not to bring up a new thread, however.. Have you checked for the Amazon content on this player yet?

I just received the Amazon for the first time on my 2012 7600 series, didn't know if the rolled out everything for the bluray players at the same time.

Im looking to get this unit and I was wondering if anyone can tell me the difference between the 530 vs 730 and if it would benefit me at all having the 730 already having the 2012 smart tv and magic remote (w/out voice control) from 2012 on the tv itself?
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I still haven't taken it out the box but I doubt it has gotten an update for Amazon Instant. My 620C and 55LA7400 are still awaiting an update for Amazon Instant.
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Just threw in a European PAL DVD into a brand new BP530 (bought in Canada from Bestbuy).
Plays fine on my Sony TV (again Canadian). The BP530 up scales it to 1080p.

Previous Pioneer DVD player also played the disc, but the TV reported 576i.
This disc is region free of course.

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In addition, one can pause, rewind and fast forward on all compatible video media via DLNA, unlike on the BP620 which does not allow the user to rewind or pause with select video formats.
What server are you using? I could never get my BP620 to pick up Nero, Plex, or even Serviio. My LG television plays everything off of Plex via the medialink app without any issues though. Does the 530 have the same medialink app?
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What server are you using? I could never get my BP620 to pick up Nero, Plex, or even Serviio. My LG television plays everything off of Plex via the medialink app without any issues though. Does the 530 have the same medialink app?

At home I have a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 running RAIDiator ARM 5.3.7 for my NAS. It runs Netgear's ReadyDLNA. While I setup my parents up with a cheap WD MyBook Live, which runs Twonky for the media server. Just get yourself a cheap NAS that comes with a built-in dLNA media server.
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Is there anyone who can take a shot of the back of this player? I'm in the market for a new BD player and would like one that goes with my 55" LG. How does this one stack up? Thanks for the assist.
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Is there anyone who can take a shot of the back of this player? I'm in the market for a new BD player and would like one that goes with my 55" LG. How does this one stack up? Thanks for the assist.

You can check out the product manual from here: http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-BP530

Look at page 11 to see what the rear panel looks like.

I would recommend it, but after about 3 months back and forth with LG, I have finally been informed that there will indeed be no Amazon Instant Video on the unit as I was first informed and posting in this thread frown.gif

If you will be streaming video wirelessly (over local LAN or service like Netflix), I would recommend stepping up to the BP730 as the wireless card in it is a 2x2 dual band card vs a 1x1 card in the BP530.
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Thanks media, I'm actually considering a Sony now. I need to get something that has Amazon Prime Instant so that I can keep my flashdrive with me when I want to play my 360. My son has grown accustom to it and I don't want him disappointed.
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I know the BP330 is a low end basic wifi blu-ray player, so not on here likely have it. I was reading some amazon and best buy reviews on it and it seems like a solid basic player that would be great for the bedroom, anyone here have any actual thoughts on it?
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The LG BP330 is next to impossible to get started on wifi. I still can't get mine to work.
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I have the bp530 from LG and keep getting a small rectangular box on the top right of my tv screen with something inside it looking like an earth orb. This keeps popping up during any movie I watch, blu ray or dvd's. I can't seem to get any help from LG. One said to unplug the hdmi cables and the power for 30 seconds, but that didn't work. Another person said I will just have to live with it. Anyone else see this popping up on their player? I tried disabling bd live, partial and enable but nothing works. Thanks for any help.

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