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post #2791 of 2819
My BH200 is happily playing a Fox disc that my Samsung can't. I'm pretty happy with it.
post #2792 of 2819
No Audio via HDMI. It seems that ever since I played an HD DVD author on a DVD-R, I have lost audio via HDMI on my BH200. I've tried the following with no success.

1. Re-initialize the player
2. Re-set all factory settings
3. Changed HDMI cables
4. changed inputs on the receiver
5. Tried multiple formats discs (Blu-ray, DVD, etc)

I did manage to get it to play audio for a DVD yesterday, but since powering down the unit, I get no sound.

Ideas? Or is it just time for an Oppo?
post #2793 of 2819
I re-flashed the firmware back to the April 2008 version (I knew I saved those for some reason) and I have my audio back...at least for the moment. Now I wonder how many blu-ray's won't play with the old firmware. rolleyes.gif
post #2794 of 2819
This is a really old thread but just in case someone is still using their BH200....

I've had one hanging around for quite a while but never used it much. Recently I bought a Pioneer VSX-827 and thought I would dust down the BH200 again.

I updated to the very latest 2010 firmware (thanks forum members for keeping this available) expecting to enjoy HD Audio. I connected the BH200 to the VSX-827 via HDMI and set the BH200 HDMI audio to bitstream but..... no joy. DTS is seemingly not being carried over HDMI. I thought I'd connect via optical and see what I get, so I did that and set the optical audio settings to bitstream and.... DTS shows up on the VSX-827 display.

Why am I not getting DTS over HDMI but am getting it over optical? What settings do you guys have on the BH200 for HDMI Audio to enable HD Audio passthrough?

Thanks in advance.
post #2795 of 2819
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Originally Posted by FunInABox View Post

This is a really old thread but just in case someone is still using their BH200....

I've had one hanging around for quite a while but never used it much. Recently I bought a Pioneer VSX-827 and thought I would dust down the BH200 again.

I updated to the very latest 2010 firmware (thanks forum members for keeping this available) expecting to enjoy HD Audio. I connected the BH200 to the VSX-827 via HDMI and set the BH200 HDMI audio to bitstream but..... no joy. DTS is seemingly not being carried over HDMI. I thought I'd connect via optical and see what I get, so I did that and set the optical audio settings to bitstream and.... DTS shows up on the VSX-827 display.

Why am I not getting DTS over HDMI but am getting it over optical? What settings do you guys have on the BH200 for HDMI Audio to enable HD Audio passthrough?

Thanks in advance.

I have my HDMI set to primary pass-thru and get DTS-HD on my Onkyo
post #2796 of 2819
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Originally Posted by dustinw82 View Post

I have my HDMI set to primary pass-thru and get DTS-HD on my Onkyo

Same here - except to a Yamaha AVR. Still love my BH200, despite the horrendous load and eject times...
post #2797 of 2819
My BH200 is my only Blu-ray player. My projector takes about 30 seconds to warm up, the BH200 takes about 30 seconds to load...no issues for me. smile.gif Especially when you don't know any different.
post #2798 of 2819
Just picked up one of these from Craigslist for $60. Applicable firmware updates applied.

Awesome little machine. biggrin.gif
Edited by PowerPC - 1/3/13 at 7:37pm
post #2799 of 2819
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Originally Posted by PowerPC View Post

Just picked up one of these from Craigslist for $60. Applicable firmware updates applied.
Awesome little machine. biggrin.gif

Goofy me, I'm addicted to this BH200... I just picked up a unit with the "Please Wait" bug that couldn't be fixed just to get the disc drive. So of working units, that makes 4 at my house (even the 23" playroom tv has one), 1 at my parents, 1 at the vacation home, and 3 disc drives imported from China a few years back, one of which is in my desktop computer. I need to stop.

My name is Joe and I have an addiction...
post #2800 of 2819
Yeah, I still use and love mine. There are obviously a ton of other, cheaper machines out there but I don't think there are any better. This thing spits out a picture second to none.
post #2801 of 2819
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Originally Posted by joeags View Post

Goofy me, I'm addicted to this BH200... I just picked up a unit with the "Please Wait" bug that couldn't be fixed just to get the disc drive. So of working units, that makes 4 at my house (even the 23" playroom tv has one), 1 at my parents, 1 at the vacation home, and 3 disc drives imported from China a few years back, one of which is in my desktop computer. I need to stop.
My name is Joe and I have an addiction...

I hear you and understand. I have the same problem/addiction, only with the Sammy BD-UP5000. I have never had the LG in the HT. If I did I would probably be buying them up as well. I think I have 5 working units and enough spare parts from almost a 6th. My BH200 has been solid, but we don't use it that often. Used to be in our bedroom, now in the great room of our new house. We have probably only watched 3-4 movies at the most on the thing.
post #2802 of 2819
Samdung loyalty can be hard to break. biggrin.gif I got rid of both of mine...and not for a cheap alternative (but for the Oppo...actually cheaper than both of these players at the time of their release).
post #2803 of 2819
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Originally Posted by joeags View Post

...and 3 disc drives imported from China a few years back, one of which is in my desktop computer.

If you don't mind; would you know the model number of the drive for this unit and/or where I could get one?
post #2804 of 2819
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Originally Posted by PowerPC View Post

If you don't mind; would you know the model number of the drive for this unit and/or where I could get one?

The model number of the drive is an LG BBR-L20N. I had purchased my lot of drives off of taobao.com a few years back, probably in 2010 or 2011. It's a bit of a pain in that you need to get an agent to do the purchasing for you - the seller ships it to the agent, then the agent ships it to you. That's been the only place other than ebay that I had seen these drives at, but I don't see any available now. You're going to have a seriously hard time on this one...
post #2805 of 2819
My LG unit isn't playing HD disc's anymore but still plays DVDs. Unit is in great condition and I wouldn't mind fixing it. Anyone know what I might need to repair it?

My Samsung 5000 is still going strong too. These have both been great machines over the years.
post #2806 of 2819
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Originally Posted by cws_kahuna View Post

My LG unit isn't playing HD disc's anymore but still plays DVDs. Unit is in great condition and I wouldn't mind fixing it. Anyone know what I might need to repair it?

My Samsung 5000 is still going strong too. These have both been great machines over the years.

Easiest fix would be to replace the loader/drive. Model number mentioned ^ if you can't pull that off you can try a couple of things to revive it. Use a variety of lens cleaning discs; I.E. Disc Washer dry brush system, BIB or similar tiny brush cleaner or even the Maxell wind tunnel one. If that does not work out you can open up the unit, pop the loader out, open it up and brute force clean the laser lens with a lint free swap and either 100% Iso alcohol or FreonTF. While you have it open grease up the drive rails with some clean white lithium grease on a swab (only a dab will do you). I haven't done this on the LG, but I assume the same principles apply to the LG drive. Others have revived Sammy 5K loaders doing this. Personally I have never been able to recover a loader once it goes bad so I just stick in another from my spare pool (which is pretty much drained at this point).
post #2807 of 2819
Thanks for the info.

It died doing a firmware update. HD titles worked perfectly fine until then.

It was so long ago and the unit had been in garage storage I had forgotten about it. I came across it the other day. The unit is in great shape, I'm wondering if it may be worth selling or better to fix.

60% of the time it works every time!
*Sprint HIGH Speed 3G/LTE Nexus*
post #2808 of 2819
Quote:
Originally Posted by cws_kahuna View Post

Thanks for the info.

It died doing a firmware update. HD titles worked perfectly fine until then.

It was so long ago and the unit had been in garage storage I had forgotten about it. I came across it the other day. The unit is in great shape, I'm wondering if it may be worth selling or better to fix.

60% of the time it works every time!
*Sprint HIGH Speed 3G/LTE Nexus*

In that case, did you try re-loading the firmware or taking it back to an older version? You may find that it will revive it that way. Is there a factory reset on the BH200? If so you may try that also. There is also an updated loader firmware that you can/should have applied. I think the info about that is in the top of the thread?
post #2809 of 2819
Is the BH200 able to update AACS encryption keys for Blu-rays, if necessary? I've owned it for 4 years and haven't really had a problem playing BDs, nor has it prompted me to update any AACS keys like other players, such as PowerDVD, PS3, etc. I do have playback problems with certain discs, like those mentioned in the thread for problem discs.
post #2810 of 2819
The bh200 is not capable of doing this. As I understand it with my limited knowledge there is code in the protection scheme to allow legacy devices to be backwards compatible thereby using the old protection. I may be off base there but there is no other way that my legacy players would be able to keep up since it has been many moons since either this one or the Sammy 5k has seen any kind of update.
post #2811 of 2819
Anybody know where Julio's region free update can be downloaded from? SkyDrive says it's a dead link and the one on his original site is gone as well.
post #2812 of 2819
Try this link and follow instructions.
post #2813 of 2819
It appears Fox's new Blu-ray releases are incompatible with the BH200. I've recently bought That Thing You Do, The Fly, and Niagara and none of them will load properly on the player. You get the 20th Century Fox logo and then a smaller Fox Home Entertainment logo but then it goes to a black screen and hangs there. frown.gif

I'm using the lastest firmware available.
Edited by shldnfr - 8/4/13 at 3:15am
post #2814 of 2819
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Originally Posted by shldnfr View Post

It appears Fox's new Blu-ray releases are incompatible...I'm using the lastest firmware available.
You might try reverting to the April 2008 firmware (file LG_BH_LV221BH_0402F.zip, which contains LG_BH_LV221BH.ROM) to see if that works. Many of us have never upgraded beyond this.

I don't have any of those Fox releases to test with, sorry.
post #2815 of 2819
Well, it turns out I wasn't running the latest firmware after all. redface.gif

I had the June 2009 fw installed and after updating to the March 2010 version, the Fox movies play just fine. smile.gif
post #2816 of 2819
Thanks for reporting-back, and congrats...!
post #2817 of 2819
Does anyone remember which firmware was the last one to support BD-R's? I just got a new burner and want to burn some home videos and play them back this way versus the HTPC.
post #2818 of 2819
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Originally Posted by sivartk View Post

Does anyone remember which firmware was the last one to support BD-R's? I just got a new burner and want to burn some home videos and play them back this way versus the HTPC.
The Apr 2008 one I just mentioned, I believe.

Maybe I'm thinking of a different player, but it might be the BH200 that WOULD play BD-Rs w/firmware post 04-2008, but only after converting to AVCHD.
post #2819 of 2819
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Originally Posted by Laserfan View Post

The Apr 2008 one I just mentioned, I believe.

Maybe I'm thinking of a different player, but it might be the BH200 that WOULD play BD-Rs w/firmware post 04-2008, but only after converting to AVCHD.

Thanks, I'll have to check my player. I think I downgraded to April 2008 a while back. The only reason I upgraded was to be able to play my "back to the future" movies. So far no problem on a BD-RE with my current version.
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