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post #1321 of 1391 Old 01-11-2010, 03:59 PM
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Sorry to bother you all but does anyone know what model of Blu-Ray Drive is in this Player? I have the BH200 and I'm trying to hunt down a replacement drive for it so my family and I can watch our Blu-Rays again!?

Any Help would be GREATLY appreciated!

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Sorry to bother you all but does anyone know what model of Blu-Ray Drive is in this Player? I have the BH200 and I'm trying to hunt down a replacement drive for it so my family and I can watch our Blu-Rays again!?

Any Help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Andrew

Im pretty sure the drives are different. The drive in the BH100 is just a regular 5.25" computer drive.
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Im pretty sure the drives are different. The drive in the BH100 is just a regular 5.25" computer drive.

Yup, So is the BH200's. They probably are different models. Mine is only playing SD-DVD's now for some reason. but it's supposed to play Blu-Ray and HD-DVD's as well (I'm sure that you know that already! )

The Drive that's in the BH200 is the LG GGR-L20N. I put it into my HDCP PC and it plays the SD-DVD's fine and still doesn't play the BD's or HD's...

So I was wondering if anyone knew the model that was in the BH100... Any ideas on that?

P.S . Thanks for responding!
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The drive is an LG drive Model: HL-01P. It's a standard SATA drive but I dunno if you put it in the BG200 that it'll be able to communicate with it. If so then probably any SATA drive would work.
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Nice! Does that play both BD and HD-DVD?

Well I put my SATA DVD burner drive in from my PC into the BH200 and it worked all the way up to the Disc Menu and stopped before it reached the clear view of the menu... So I don't know. Thanks for finding man! I realy appreciate it!

EDIT:

Did a little reserch and it looks like they are basically the same thing. GGR-L20N looks Just to be a new version. I will try to hunt one down!
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Thanks for the advise. I forced the write to 1X and it burned and verified. The update worked, and now Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince plays! It pauses for a good minute prior to the menu, but then it plays fine.

Well that sounds promising, I'm gonna try that next time when I re- attempt to update my firmware> I was gonna try a slow burn but didn't bother yet.

Can anyone post a direct link to the latest firmware for the LG bh100?
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Well that sounds promising, I'm gonna try that next time when I re- attempt to update my firmware> I was gonna try a slow burn but didn't bother yet.

Can anyone post a direct link to the latest firmware for the LG bh100?

I Believe both the File and Directions are HERE It says Disc Update, under "Driveres and Software". I hope that's it.
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Will the update allow the LG BH100 to pass some type of Dolby HD audio out it's analog ports?

I'm in the process of utilizing the BH100's 5.1 analog outputs to pass Dolby True HD 5.1, I beleive it won't pass Dolby True via HDMI> but want to clarify this, or at least find out what the best analog output it can pass via it's analog ports etc.
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Will the update allow the LG BH100 to pass some type of Dolby HD audio out it's analog ports?

I'm in the process of utilizing the BH100's 5.1 analog outputs to pass Dolby True HD 5.1, I beleive it won't pass Dolby True via HDMI> but want to clarify this, or at least find out what the best analog output it can pass via it's analog ports etc.

Don't you have a Dolby Digital/ DTS encoding Receiver? There's not really a big difference with the True HD audio... I think that ones Receiveer will make more difference with the typical 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 audio quality... JMO though...

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How much are used BH100's worth? I found one and may end up purchasing it, swapping the drives and then reselling the BH100 as broken item... Any idea?
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I downloaded and installed 090121a sometime in the past. (I used Nero to burn the iso disk)

But now I am again running into Bluray Disks that won't play. When I insert the disk, it identifies it as BluRay, after that I get the little rainbow colored marks in the center, it reads for a while and then I get a sort of target shaped set of white circles which then gets a swish of pink acrossed it and then a black screen.

I assume that it means I need a firmware update, but I can't find one more recent than 090121a. Does it exist?

I did try changing the eprom settings as noted above but that didn't help.
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I downloaded and installed 090121a sometime in the past. (I used Nero to burn the iso disk)

But now I am again running into Bluray Disks that won't play. When I insert the disk, it identifies it as BluRay, after that I get the little rainbow colored marks in the center, it reads for a while and then I get a sort of target shaped set of white circles which then gets a swish of pink acrossed it and then a black screen.

I assume that it means I need a firmware update, but I can't find one more recent than 090121a. Does it exist?

I did try changing the eprom settings as noted above but that didn't help.

Please identify the discs you are having trouble with. You have the latest update.

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The specific disk I am having trouble with is "My best friends girl" It's a LionsGate Blu Ray. I have tried 2 copies one from netflix and one from the local Hollywood Video. They both had the same result.

I thought it might need a firmware update was the target with pink swish was what I got a year ago and an update fixed the problem.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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That is the latest firmware version on the LG website. I received a newer version directly from LG which is the March 2009 update. However, it still did not resolve the problem I am having playing the Blu-ray movie "Akira", published by Bandai Visual.

Akira will load to rainbow flashing bars on the BH100 and remain there forever.

I'm still trying to get an ETA from LG for a firmware update to fix this problem.
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I doubt we'll ever get a firmware update for the BH100.
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Hey Gizmo,
The BH100 is about the worst piece of AV gear I've ever bought. The fact that they never really updated it properly was terrible. The only reason this machine isn't 100% compatible today is that LG feels they already have your money so they don't have to care. This is so 1990's. They should check out Oppo for an example of a company that understands what AV is today.
The BH100 was an enthusiast's product. The great thing about enthusiasts is they buy new gear all the time and recommend gear to others. I'm glad I'm not a LG stockholder because they just ticked off a whole bunch of enthusiasts.
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Like Samsung, LG refuses to update these players because they can also play HD DVD. They figure HD DVD is dead so they don't need to provide updates. Nevermind the fact that these are also Blu-ray players and BDs are still being made.
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I called LG a couple of weeks ago. They sent me the latest update:

BH01090303A

I am loading it now, So I don't know if it will fix my problems.

Here's hoping.
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I called LG a couple of weeks ago. They sent me the latest update:

BH01090303A

I am loading it now, So I don't know if it will fix my problems.

Here's hoping.

Is there a way for you to upload that to a hosting site or maybe e-mal it to me?

I want to see if it fixes the X-files movies

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I called LG a couple of weeks ago. They sent me the latest update:

BH01090303A

I am loading it now, So I don't know if it will fix my problems.

Here's hoping.

But the site still there is no trace of that update. Could you send it by e-mail?
Thank you.
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I called LG a couple of weeks ago. They sent me the latest update:

BH01090303A

I am loading it now, So I don't know if it will fix my problems.

Here's hoping.

post your impression and if you can send it by e-mail: gabriel3_89@hotmail.it
or upload in a hosting site?

thank you
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"Originally Posted by jknapp60
I called LG a couple of weeks ago. They sent me the latest update:

BH01090303A

I am loading it now, So I don't know if it will fix my problems.

Here's hoping."

It didn't seem to change anything. The BluRay I was having trouble with still didn't play and I didn't notice any other differences.

Sorry, I don't know how to post it to the web.
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Still have a slight 1 second delay in audio when I hack it to Region B via:
44 45 00 82 00 05 00 40

Argg
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Ahh ha...audio is fine when the player is running in 1080i. Strange.
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Can someone please send me the latest BH100 firmware? Mine reverted back to 2007 firmware and I think that's the cause of all my problems...

(i.e. 5.1 audio is selected but only doing 2.1)
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No matter what I do, I can't get any 5.1 audio. I've tried DD5.1, TrueHD 5.1, DTS MA 5.1...nothing. It all shows up as 2 speakers on my receiver. I've tried updating the firmware...nothing. Bitstream, PCM, 5.1...nothing. What the hell am I doing wrong?
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I had the same problem too trying to get it to output 5.1 PCM too via hdmi. I only got 2.0 as well. I don't think the player supports 5.1 via PCM. If you want TrueHD I believe you have to use the analog outs. I wanted to use the receiver's post processing so I just ended up using hdmi and selecting bitstream and it sounds great, better than the analog, even though I am only getting DD.

If you are not getting 5.1 and you are selecting bitstream then something is wrong with your settings or your player.
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Is there a way for you to upload that to a hosting site or maybe e-mal it to me?

I want to see if it fixes the X-files movies

Athanasios

Were you able to ever track this update down?
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Is this player worth buying? I found a cheap one on ebay and am thinking about getting it.
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ctiq21, I cannot recommend anyone purchase this player. Read through this thread and the BH100 disc incompatibility thread. There are many people pissed off at LG for failing to properly support this product. There are many issues that LG is aware of, but they have not released any firmware updates for the product in over a year to address any of them. It does not appear to be a high priority for them.

For those of us that do have this player, first of all I do not want to hear suggestions to just give up and buy some cheap Blu-ray player that works. That is not the point. LG needs to support this product on principle, and they need to understand this.

I see two possibilities:

- There is a technical hardware problem that makes the unit incapable of being fixed with a firmware update to play newer discs. I think this is unlikely... as software is a very general tool and can be used to work around many hardware limitations. But if there is an uncorrectable hardware limitation, then LG should admit it and begin negotiations for compensation.

- This can be fixed with a firmware update, but it is considered very low priority by LG as they already have our money. So they have decided not to work on it, or only work on it behind priority of basically everything else. I think this is very likely the case.

And with the second option, I understand the position. They do not make any more short term money by fixing the problem. It costs them money to spend engineering efforts to fix the problem. But there is long term damage they avoid with making their customers happy and promoting good will and word of mouth to encourage others to buy LG products.

Now as consumers of this LG BH100 product, we need to make LG understand that there can be shorter term consequences of not supporting the product as well. We can start with continuing to complain to their customer support line. We can try to contact the LGE head of consumer support (email listed on this forum in a thread titled LG Complaint).

Going further we can contact consumer advocate groups and also petition the Blu-ray disc association to investigate and revoke LG's Blu-ray license. And then there is the possibility of getting lawyers involved...

In any case, as consumers, there are options to make LG realize that there can be direct financial consequences of not properly supporting the BH100 player. If that is made clear, and they understand it will all go away if they just devote the effort to fixing the problems, perhaps they will take some action on this product.

My patience won't last much longer.
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