Originally Posted by OverpricedCables
6 goddamn years and still running strong!
But VCDs don't work on it anymore.
Only changed the batteries twice since I've owned it.
Who else's is still alive?
Let's see... I may have bought mine in 2003, but definitely by 2004. So that's 7 years, possibly 8?
I still use the ATSC receiver of my 3510A to watch HD on my projector over component cables. The tuner is relatively sensitive and outperforms all my SONY product's by miles, and the schedule / content guide is WAY better too.
I run the older [original] firmware [that can't go to Channel 2 unless it's by using CH- or CH+] even though VelociRacer gave me lots of help a while back, obtaining a firmware update.
The DVD is another story, although it's probably not LG's fault.
I bought a PS3 a few years ago, and semi-retired the 3510A except for use as receiver. Once I no longer depended on it for DVDs, I applied the REGION change CD. It worked, and I was able to play some Region 2 DVDs in it. Problem is the quality wasn't very good played on my NTSC/ATSC equipment. Eventually I found another solution to play these.
I must have applied the Region change too many times or something [apparently there was a limit] because when I tried to go back to Region 1, [sometimes Region 0 didn't work for my R1 disks] it stopped playing anything at all.
I was going to try applying the firmware update as a fix for this, but never wanted to risk losing the ATSC function, so I chickened out.
Once I learned how to transcode my Region 2 disks, the DVD in the 3510A was academic because the quality was so much higher transcoded, that I wouldn't consider going back.
Maybe I'll try newer firmware at some point, but it still works for what I do with it, so right now it doesn't matter. It has outlasted my 57" SONY XBR rear projection set [by 2 years already] and I expect it will still be truck'n after a decade.
P.S. - Anyone with a suggestion on how to rehabilitate the DVD player, I'd love to hear it. I know there was a download to reset the Region Count in a newer LG model, but I wasn't sure if it would apply ok to mine, so I never tried it.