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post #1 of 2794
Thread Starter 
So... anyone else periodically checking the LG support site to see if the new firmware has landed?

I'm looking forward to watching Clerks 2... and curious to see if it implements profile 2.0...

-Stuart
post #2 of 2794
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Originally Posted by stpat View Post

So... anyone else periodically checking the LG support site to see if the new firmware has landed?

I'm looking forward to watching Clerks 2... and curious to see if it implements profile 2.0...

-Stuart

Of course. I hope you're periodically asking your player to dial in and check for updates as well.
post #3 of 2794
when ever i remember, I just hit SETUP and network check for update. the only thing that sucks is I always have a DVD in the tray and have to eject first before it will check for a newer update...

cant wait .. hoping for Profile 2.0
post #4 of 2794
Thread Starter 
Yep, I'm doing that too.

Historically though, haven't the updates been available on their website a few days before there were available through the player?

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Originally Posted by allargon View Post

Of course. I hope you're periodically asking your player to dial in and check for updates as well.
post #5 of 2794
Do we know if a new firmware will actually be released? Havent seen any mention of new firmware apart from the poster who said he met someone at a show in NYC. Is he the source?
post #6 of 2794
Thread Starter 
I contacted LG about Clerks 2 not playing on the BH200, and they told me it would be fixed shortly.

Someone in another thread stated that they contacted LG last week because they were having troubles upgrading their firmware and were told that a new firmware was coming potentially by the end of last week.

So, that's 3 different sources... could be any day now, or still a bit off.


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Originally Posted by efjay View Post

Do we know if a new firmware will actually be released? Havent seen any mention of new firmware apart from the poster who said he met someone at a show in NYC. Is he the source?
post #7 of 2794
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Originally Posted by allargon View Post

I hope you're periodically asking your player to dial in and check for updates as well.

How do you do that? Or do you mean you manually check, once in a while?

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Originally Posted by stpat View Post

Historically though, haven't the updates been available on their website a few days before there were available through the player?

Correct.

I check every week or so. Now we have the Official Lossless firmware I'm not in a rush so much, but it would be nice.
post #8 of 2794
This might be a dumb question, but I just picked up a BH200 this weekend and was watching Clerks 2 HD-DVD on it last night. I didn't watch the whole thing, but what is the problem with that disc?

(on an unrelated note, I was getting multiple video/audio dropouts like I was loosing HDMI sync with my receiver - denon 3808- on both HD-DVD and BD)
post #9 of 2794
From one Brad to another , please look here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1002769

It works for almost as many people as it doesn't. It's currently the most problematic LG BH200 title (along with Babysitters (Adult), USA HD-DVD).
post #10 of 2794
Brad, you posted below in the past tense.... "was" getting video dropouts... did you find a fix? If so; plz share!

ThxS!!



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Originally Posted by Brad Ley View Post

This might be a dumb question, but I just picked up a BH200 this weekend and was watching Clerks 2 HD-DVD on it last night. I didn't watch the whole thing, but what is the problem with that disc?

(on an unrelated note, I was getting multiple video/audio dropouts like I was loosing HDMI sync with my receiver - denon 3808- on both HD-DVD and BD)
post #11 of 2794
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Originally Posted by met64 View Post

Brad, you posted below in the past tense.... "was" getting video dropouts... did you find a fix? If so; plz share!

ThxS!!

Sorry. "Was" as in I "was" getting them last night as I used the player. I'm sure nothing has changed.
post #12 of 2794
No worries.... take care!



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Originally Posted by Brad Ley View Post

Sorry. "Was" as in I "was" getting them last night as I used the player. I'm sure nothing has changed.
post #13 of 2794
does that new 1080P film mode option from the update make a big difference if thats selected ?
post #14 of 2794
Thread Starter 
Still nothing. What a drag.

There were rumours of "by the end of last week", but now it's looking like it might not even be the end of this week.

It just goes to show you how relative the word "soon" really is... it means drastically different things to large corporations and impatient consumers.
post #15 of 2794
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Originally Posted by stpat View Post

Still nothing. What a drag.

There were rumours of "by the end of last week", but now it's looking like it might not even be the end of this week.

It just goes to show you how relative the word "soon" really is... it means drastically different things to large corporations and impatient consumers.

Screw that. They can take their time. I would rather them get it right. Toshiba just released an update this week that didn't fix what they broke in the last update.
post #16 of 2794
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Screw what? I didn't really say anything... I just said "what a drag" and commented on how "soon" is a subjective term...

As for Toshiba, I'm assuming you're referring to the 24fps jaggies they introduced in fw2.8?

I think it's pretty clear they didn't try to fix that in the fw... people have been reporting it since the first day 2.8 was released, so they had time to address it if they wanted to...

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Originally Posted by allargon View Post

Screw that. They can take their time. I would rather them get it right. Toshiba just released an update this week that didn't fix what they broke in the last update.
post #17 of 2794
"Soon" has to be the most loosely used word ever .

I'm in no rush to get the new firmware. If it means they fix more, great!
post #18 of 2794
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Originally Posted by bradavon View Post

"Soon" has to be the most loosely used word ever .

I'm in no rush to get the new firmware. If it means they fix more, great!

I will even wait much longer if we get Profile 2.0
post #19 of 2794
I want Profile 2.0 too
post #20 of 2794
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Originally Posted by StardustOne View Post

I want Profile 2.0 too

I'll bet a crappy amazon b2g1 that Profile 2.0 isn't going to happen.
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post #22 of 2794
Thread Starter 
Are you saying "not so fast" to the people skeptical that profile 2.0 will show up, or commenting on how the article says the BH200 is slow loading discs?


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Originally Posted by rveras View Post

No so fast.

http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/006045.html
post #23 of 2794
Pretty sure it's the former.
post #24 of 2794
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

Pretty sure it's the former.

Yes.
post #25 of 2794
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Originally Posted by stpat View Post

Are you saying "not so fast" to the people skeptical that profile 2.0 will show up, or commenting on how the article says the BH200 is slow loading discs?

From the article:

According to LG, this player also has the hardware necessary to support Blu-ray's Internet-connected content, BD Live, when such content surfaces sometime next year. Not unexpectedly, though the player is what LG calls "BD Live-ready," it will require a firmware update in order to play BD Live content.

That pretty much says it all right there. It's not an "if" situation, but a "when".
post #26 of 2794
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Originally Posted by DM2006RI View Post

From the article:

According to LG, this player also has the hardware necessary to support Blu-ray's Internet-connected content, BD Live, when such content surfaces sometime next year. Not unexpectedly, though the player is what LG calls "BD Live-ready," it will require a firmware update in order to play BD Live content.

That pretty much says it all right there. It's not an "if" situation, but a "when".

I think it's still an "if" situation ... "if" LG decides to release the firmware update. They have no incentive to do it ...
post #27 of 2794
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Originally Posted by DM2006RI View Post

From the article:

According to LG, this player also has the hardware necessary to support Blu-ray's Internet-connected content, BD Live, when such content surfaces sometime next year. Not unexpectedly, though the player is what LG calls "BD Live-ready," it will require a firmware update in order to play BD Live content.

That pretty much says it all right there. It's not an "if" situation, but a "when".

A lot has happened since that article was written. After all, "According to LG" they are fully behind dual-format players and will make a BH300 and never abandon the faithful.
post #28 of 2794
*chuckle*
post #29 of 2794
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A lot has happened since that article was written. After all, "According to LG" they are fully behind dual-format players and will make a BH300 and never abandon the faithful.

Apples and oranges. LG dropping combo player support is understandable. HD DVD didn't taper off, it dropped off the face of the planet with surprising speed. On the other hand, the BH200 is also a Blu-ray player, and LG does fully support Blu-ray. I do expect to see support for BD Live added to the BH200 since it is a Blu-ray feature.
post #30 of 2794
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Originally Posted by Robert George View Post

Apples and oranges. LG dropping combo player support is understandable. HD DVD didn't taper off, it dropped off the face of the planet with surprising speed. On the other hand, the BH200 is also a Blu-ray player, and LG does fully support Blu-ray. I do expect to see support for BD Live added to the BH200 since it is a Blu-ray feature.

By the same token, Samsung also fully supports Blu-ray and there were rumblings that their player could also be upgraded to 2.0. I think the likelihood of LG offering the upgrade is greater than Samsung but I don't see said likelihood being any better than 50/50. After the money lost in this combo debacle, they will be interested in moving on with the development of newer profitable hardware. In Samsung's case, the BD-P1500 is said to have the same System-on-Chip (SOC) from Broadcom and is also upgradable to profile 2, so if the memory in the 5000 is adequate, the 5000 could simply receive a hypothetical "port" effort by the devs. I am just not confident this will happen. It could if we the customers requested loudly enough, I suppose (and the memory requirement is met).
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