If you must update from USB;
You're in the USA?
You unzipped it before copying it to USB?
I'd try the highest number (6) first and work my way backwards.
When I tried to download the manual as .pdf it said site was down for maintenance from 12:00 to 17:00 Korean time.
Don't see any review on the BH 7540TW but AV Forums has a review on the 4540, which got a 8/10 score.
Any thoughts ?
p/s: DiVX videos need an additional registration process right ? There's a DiVX setting in the menu which prompts for registration.
As for DivX, and from memory, I needed to download a registration file from DivX website, copy it to USB, and connect it to the TV to register the TV as a player. It was still hit and miss, some would work and then I'd get another error for an unregistered player. The original file would no longer work for registration, and I couldn't get newly downloaded registration files to work either. Again, that's if I remember correctly. I don't get that error using my PC media players.
I do remember that when downloading the latest (at the time, roughly a couple months ago) version of DivX Player to my computer it attempted to install Conduit, which at best is spyware and at worst is a virus - depending upon your opinion of malware. Have been boycotting DivX ever since. So user beware! You don't want that crap on your system.
I just installed the latest LG software update for Australia yesterday which was the 1st time it popped up as available, and through the TV's wireless connection v4.26.03. I see no difference in anything from v4.25.02. Everything was working fine before the update and still is. USA software may well be a different version altogether though.
my 55inch model support HULU, NETFLIX, YOUTUBE Chromcast function ! You do not need a chromecast to send the video to the TV. It can be sent directly to the TV. I am so happy for the new update recently, because the HULU works with the Chromecast function now. It is a super nice for Ipad now. I barely use my apple tv now. I can send hulu, netflix, youtube video to the tv directly from my ipad too!
And an Plex user made a PLEX Client for this tv too, it still buggy but it works now.
Faster DSL is not economically feasible at my location
Pausing the stream does not appear to spool the content for viewing later - plus it locks the display
Is there a better way to use the HULU plus app with my 1.5 Mg max download speed?
HDTV: LG 47LA7400
Blu-Ray Player: BP530 3D Surround
Keyboard: Logitech K400R
OTA only - Antenna: Ebay junk - [works great]
AV Receiver: Denon AVR 1713 5.1 3D
Center Speaker: Cambridge Audio S50
Front Left Right: Cambridge Audio S70
Surround: Acoustimass® 5 Series II system
If I remember correctly, DSL 1.5 (or 1500 as my ISP called it back in the day) downloads at a max speed of 170kB/s or so - depending upon how far you are from the exchange. You can test that with most downloads.
The recommended minimum for the sites who stream in HD which I'm familiar with is 400kB/s (EG: NFL Game Pass). Even with my ADSL2+ speed of 1mB/s (I'm about 4 miles from the exchange), HD content occasionally acts up and eventually clears up again.
Anything which streams jittery on your browser (EG: Internet Explorer or Firefox), which is setup better than most devices for streaming, will stream jittery on every other device. I wouldn't know any way to get around that, sorry. HULU should have minimum requirements posted for their paid subscriptions, but that's no help to you now.
Last edited by Sound & Vision; 10-22-2014 at 10:28 AM.
There should be no reason that you can't skip updates, so no need to start with the lowest number.
And as the OP stated, there does not appear to be a way to unzip these files, even though they are .7z, which is the file extension for files compressed with 7-Zip. This is another reason I'd steer clear of updating in this manner, as the way LG is using this format is deceiving.
I'm unable to find an Australian version for online updates to see if my TV can see them, but as I said above - the file format makes me question just how they should work. Good luck!
Can anyone help me with the original factory firmware for my LG 55LA7400 as its wifi (it connects and suddenly disconnects and gives a msg to do something with AP Stuff on router) I never changed the settings on my router! wifi connectivity isn't working and the overall speed f the system is too slow. The problem started after 3 months of automatic firmware update through wired net connection! can anyone help?
I think typically it's only the problems that you'll find posted online. Rare that someone bothers to post that everything is working as expected (as mine is). So going by that, I think there are very few problems with the LA7400 - just don't see a lot of problems listed online. But as you say, some people are more discerning than others.
As an aside, the guy was getting one of the newer model Vizio 4k models as a Christmas present. I hope Santa puts an HDMI cable in his stocking.
My opinion is that settings vary drastically according to user preference. Some people swear by calibration settings and trust them over their eyes. Personally, I find all calibration settings a bit bland on the picture and the color is a bit off (EG; on my set with the LCD TV BG settings, bananas are green instead of yellow, red apples are burgundy, and the brightness is too bright giving me headaches). If I had to choose a favourite calibration tool, I'd pick the Disney WOW disc, but it's not free. You could start with the LCD TV BG settings and tweak until you're happy with it. Or you could plug my settings in and tweak. Either one should give you a decent starting point. It's easy to reset to default if you need to start over.
A few things from memory;
*Make sure its on Aspect Ratio: Just Scan - 16/9 tends to have over scan issues on USA sets.
*For gaming, if you get controller lag you'll want video Game Mode to eliminate it - the only draw back I've found is that TruMotion is greyed out and turned off in Game Mode. My PS3 is connected via wireless. My PC is connected via HDMI. Both get some controller lag on some games, but none of my games have had both judder and controller lag, making it easy to switch back and forth from Standard and Game Modes. Your mileage may vary.
*Each video Mode saves it's own settings. So say you calibrate on Standard, all other Modes stay at their default settings until you change them manually. Bit of a pain to setup if you use more than 1 Mode, but only needs to be done once for each. I've seen absolutely no difference in the picture from 1 Mode to the next with the same settings. Again, your mileage may vary.
My current settings for Game Mode (User) are below. Occasionally I switch to Standard Mode (User) with the same settings if I'm getting judder on PS3 with Gran Turismo 4 and the Red Bull Prototype in B-Spec. The only difference is that TruMotion is greyed out in Game Mode and not in Standard Mode. As you can see, my settings are drastically different for some settings to the LCD TV BG calibration settings. They're very close to the Disney WOW disc calibration:
Energy Saving : Off
Picture Mode: Game Mode (User)
Color Temp: C20
Aspect Ratio: Just Scan
Dnyamic Contrast: High
Dynamic Color: High
Super Resolution: Medium
Noise Reduction: Medium
MPEG Noise Reduction: Low
Black Level: Low
Real Cinema: Off
Motion Eye Care: High
LED Local Dimming: Off
TruMotion: Off (for GT4 and the Red Bull Prototype which suffers from judder but not controller lag, I use Standard Mode with TruMotion ON, De-Judder 3 and De-blur 3)
No sense in posting my white balance settings because they are only available in Expert Mode, which I never use.
Good luck and hope this helps.
Edit: I'll add this link that James Parsons (hope I spelled that properly) provided for the AVS calibration tool. Haven't used it myself, but think you burn it to CD and then use it to calibrate. It has a blue filter similar to the Disney WOW disc. The LCD TV BG calibration does not include this filter.
AVS HD 709 - Blu-ray & MP4 Calibration
Last edited by dark41; 12-10-2014 at 08:15 AM.
well this thread is my last hope. Many months ago my 55LA7400-UD (US) model to a firmware update and ever since the performance totally went to hell. Wifi stopped working and the menus are painfully slow. Apps do not work.
Im currently on 05.08.14
Is there any way to either fix this issue or revert back to original firmware? I've run out of options.
Additionally, one night my 7900 was completely unresponsive to remote and the buttons on the side. I could not access Smart features, menu, inputs or settings. I was ready to call for service until I unplugged it from the wall for a few minutes it started performing normally. Perhaps the set had a power surge. I recently moved TV to another room and now realize I did not have TV on a surge protector.
Hope your issues can be fixed.
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