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post #3301 of 6914
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Originally Posted by crabapplemcn View Post

Does the LG 370/390 come with a wireless lan stick/dongle or must it be purchased separately?

Built-in (no dongle, it's inside), as is the 1GB BDLive/2.0 memory, which is very nice.
The single USB port is free to attach USB storage to play back content.

That said, not sure the built-in wifi is the strongest of the bunch, and has a limit re WiFi-N (2Ghz only not 5g), but it's already there.
post #3302 of 6914
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Originally Posted by dpnaugle View Post

That does work within the folder but is there a way to shuffle between multiple folders?

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Originally Posted by ptsenter View Post

Not that I know of.
Most media players support playlists and one can shuffle through the list. But 390, even so it's DLNA certified, does not support playlists, at least, I could not find such support.

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Originally Posted by another schmo View Post

Sure it does. Are you actually running a DLNA server? The DLNA compliance is meaningless if you're just using the device to browse shared folders.

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Originally Posted by ptsenter View Post

The guy, dpnaugle, has a problem. Do you know a solution? Why don't you just answer his question?

Okay...

Why don't you try using a DLNA server. Playlists are supported on TVersity and Twonky, maybe even the Nero software that came with the 390 (I've never tried this one).

or your way... "Manual p.45"
post #3303 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Druxar View Post

Couldn't sleep so I tried rolling back to firmware from August and so far now everything seems fine, I haven't been able to make the matrix freeze in the 2 key spots I could easily get it to freeze with the most current update (from WiFi updating, I forget the version number on that), so given that it was failing on those 3 discs which are all laid out in the same format, I figure there's a new bug.

Does LG have a bug report system? I'd like to make this known with more specific details so I don't have the issue in future firmware updates...

Druxar are you using the Standard pic setting or User pic setting. I had freezes and other bugs when using User pic setting but not Standard. Interested to hear if you were using the User settings when this happened.
post #3304 of 6914
The Future Shop where I live close to finally got the BD390C in stock, wen't and got it asap, was on sale too, that was nice.

Anyways so far so good. I live in Canada so no netflix from what I can see, some of the you tube stuff has lip sync issues but I don't plan on doing a ton of youtube stuff...

My big question is whether or not to upgrade the firmware... seems to work fine but it does pop up that an upgrade is available... it also lists these: driver version is H42301 and the SW version is BD.8.08.333.B , but does not say if that is the existing info or the info for what it is going to be upgraded to... any know of pros and cons for upgrading the firmware for us using the Canadian models?

update

Ok, looks like it is displaying the current version, looks like 2 new ones are available...
LG_BD_390VBB_v808527_Oct[1].15.2009.zip
LG_BD_390VBB_v808526_Oct[1].08.2009.zip

still wondering if updating will do more harm than good....
post #3305 of 6914
I dont check in here much. I seldom even sheck for updates on my 390, but did and seen VUDU on there. Watched trailers in HDX, and they really look nice. Especially Jim Carrey Christmas Carol. As good looking as was in the theater.
But on an actual movie, the system stopped several times and had to go thru reconnect of the 390 (wireless). Then tried wired and a little better but still going into "loading" and hangs there until I cycled te 390. Then I went to SD res and no problems. I have a fast isp, but in HDX getting only one green bar. In SD getting all green. Id think we'd be getting more than one green bar in HDX...?
BYW, whats the diff between HDX and HD? Audio?
post #3306 of 6914
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Originally Posted by sportage View Post

I dont check in here much. I seldom even sheck for updates on my 390, but did and seen VUDU on there. Watched trailers in HDX, and they really look nice. Especially Jim Carrey Christmas Carol. As good looking as was in the theater.
But on an actual movie, the system stopped several times and had to go thru reconnect of the 390 (wireless). Then tried wired and a little better but still going into "loading" and hangs there until I cycled te 390. Then I went to SD res and no problems. I have a fast isp, but in HDX getting only one green bar. In SD getting all green. Id think we'd be getting more than one green bar in HDX...?
BYW, whats the diff between HDX and HD? Audio?

With streaming the HD is 720P and the HDX is 1080P(SD is 480P). Also the audio has a higher bitrate.

I know before VUDU streaming came out the HD was also 1080P but encoded at 4mbs while the HDX was 1080P encoded at around 10mbs. But I guess they changed some things with the streaming. For the better.
post #3307 of 6914
Thanks for that...
So is it typical to get one green line for HDX content? I know I have no isp speed issues, and my wired is 10/100/1000. My router does wireless "N" but I didnt think the LG 390 does???
post #3308 of 6914
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Originally Posted by sportage View Post

Thanks for that...
So is it typical to get one green line for HDX content? I know I have no isp speed issues, and my wired is 10/100/1000. My router does wireless "N" but I didnt think the LG 390 does???

My HDX titles always start out at one bar, then when I hit the display button, a few seconds later, it's gone up to three bars.

And then when I check it periodically during the movie, it's usually still at three bars.
post #3309 of 6914
I have a wired connection and getting 22Mbps; but, I still had to get a router with bandwidth management functionality in order to get 3 green bars and no dropouts. I'm using the Linksys 610n router. It has wireless capability but I haven't tried it.
post #3310 of 6914
first, i apologize if i missed the answer to this using the search engine and also googling the web, but i couldn't find a direct answer to my following concerns relating to the analog output of the LG390 which i would be using with my pre-HDMI Marantz receiver.

what kind of range of speaker level is configurable from the LG player itself? i had heard in the past that some Blu Ray players don't have a great range, and in fact the subwoofer might have an output that is 6 db too low, even using the fullest "range" available by the player.

can anyone speak to how well they have configured their BD390 with analog outputs to a receiver that doesn't itself support any analog input adjustments.

i'm about to take the plunge on this player given the price. i think it's hard to justify the almost double cost of the Oppo83 even for better DVD upsampling. (i still have my older Panny DVD player with F. chip which i'm pleased with) the netflix streaming isn't a primary concern, but something i think i might use occasionally.

thanks for any thoughts and experiences.
post #3311 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Derek87 View Post

what kind of range of speaker level is configurable from the LG player itself?

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post17252523
post #3312 of 6914
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man. that is a major bummer. only soft, medium, loud? surely they could have done more...

back to the drawing board i guess in what i decide to purchase...
post #3313 of 6914
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Originally Posted by simonpeter2 View Post

The Future Shop where I live close to finally got the BD390C in stock, wen't and got it asap, was on sale too, that was nice.

Anyways so far so good. I live in Canada so no netflix from what I can see, some of the you tube stuff has lip sync issues but I don't plan on doing a ton of youtube stuff...

My big question is whether or not to upgrade the firmware... seems to work fine but it does pop up that an upgrade is available... it also lists these: driver version is H42301 and the SW version is BD.8.08.333.B , but does not say if that is the existing info or the info for what it is going to be upgraded to... any know of pros and cons for upgrading the firmware for us using the Canadian models?

update

Ok, looks like it is displaying the current version, looks like 2 new ones are available...
LG_BD_390VBB_v808527_Oct[1].15.2009.zip
LG_BD_390VBB_v808526_Oct[1].08.2009.zip

still wondering if updating will do more harm than good....

If those versions are anything like the US ones, then 527 is the latest, and it adds:
support for CIFS Windows folder shares (not just DLNA streaming; this was in US .498),
plus Vudu support (526 was the first to have that, but it broke video file/share playback, 527 was the fix). I don't know if Vudu is allowed in Canada.
527 also should have some disk playback and other stuff fixed, vs 333, but I don't know specifics...

If you can download the 333 version from the website, my US player was able to revert back to a previous firmware (via USB thumbdrive) no problem (from 526 back to 498), so you can feel safer upgrading (via the player is often the latest), with a backup "working" firmware on USB.
post #3314 of 6914
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Originally Posted by tcfish19 View Post

Druxar are you using the Standard pic setting or User pic setting. I had freezes and other bugs when using User pic setting but not Standard. Interested to hear if you were using the User settings when this happened.

I haven't played much with settings and I didn't really see too much in the menus so I'm probably using standard but would have to double check. This will be my 3rd day with the unit and I've still yet to open the manual. Now I'm curious where I will find the standard/user choices. I don't recall seeing all sorts of config options, just basic stuff like 1080p and RGB vs the component stuff for color mode. I'll be able to speak more intelligently later. I plan to open the book today but first I plan to try to get matrix to freeze with the August firmware to confirm it fixed it or not...
post #3315 of 6914
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Originally Posted by simonpeter2 View Post

My big question is whether or not to upgrade the firmware... seems to work fine but it does pop up that an upgrade is available... it also lists these: driver version is H42301 and the SW version is BD.8.08.333.B , but does not say if that is the existing info or the info for what it is going to be upgraded to... any know of pros and cons for upgrading the firmware for us using the Canadian models?

LG_BD_390VBB_v808527_Oct[1].15.2009.zip
LG_BD_390VBB_v808526_Oct[1].08.2009.zip

still wondering if updating will do more harm than good....


If you haven't done the upgrade yet, I would recommend waiting. I bought mine at Best Buy on Friday (price match with Future Shop's sale plus 10% of the $50 difference) and it came with the 333 version. I was ok and then did the latest update and now I have those freezing movies I'm talking about but I'm not 100% sure if it's the latest firmware or not. I'm currently testing with the August firmware from the LG site.
post #3316 of 6914
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Originally Posted by cgould View Post

If you can download the 333 version from the website, my US player was able to revert back to a previous firmware (via USB thumbdrive) no problem (from 526 back to 498), so you can feel safer upgrading (via the player is often the latest), with a backup "working" firmware on USB.

I wish I could get the 333 that came with mine just for comparison but the site only has 3:
498 August 22
526 Oct 8
527 Oct 15

527 is what I'm upgraded to and getting freezes, not sure it's due to 527, so I'm testing 498 and trying to get freezes or else confirm 527 is broken.
post #3317 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Druxar View Post

I haven't played much with settings and I didn't really see too much in the menus so I'm probably using standard but would have to double check. This will be my 3rd day with the unit and I've still yet to open the manual. Now I'm curious where I will find the standard/user choices. I don't recall seeing all sorts of config options, just basic stuff like 1080p and RGB vs the component stuff for color mode. I'll be able to speak more intelligently later. I plan to open the book today but first I plan to try to get matrix to freeze with the August firmware to confirm it fixed it or not...

I am having trouble using a calibration disk and someone mentioned you need to be in user mode rather than standard but I don't see these settings any where.
post #3318 of 6914
Did Vudu stop the $.99 movies on 11/5?
post #3319 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Druxar View Post

I wish I could get the 333 that came with mine just for comparison but the site only has 3:
498 August 22
526 Oct 8
527 Oct 15

527 is what I'm upgraded to and getting freezes, not sure it's due to 527, so I'm testing 498 and trying to get freezes or else confirm 527 is broken.

I've had my BD390 less than 1 month, and upgraded to the latest firmware version available online from the player. Haven't had one single problem with it, maybe I'm lucky!
post #3320 of 6914
I'm using a Seagate USB hard drive with my BD390 and half the time the BD390 won't see the hard drive after powering up. If I power the BD390 down and up again, then the hard drive would show up on the HOME menu. Has anyone else experienced this problem with their BD390? I wonder if these extra power cycles to the BD390 to get it to see my Seagate hard drive will damage the LG prematurely.
post #3321 of 6914
ben12345,
Start the movie and hit pic mode on the remote.
post #3322 of 6914
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Originally Posted by skoretsk View Post

I've had my BD390 less than 1 month, and upgraded to the latest firmware version available online from the player. Haven't had one single problem with it, maybe I'm lucky!

Do you have any of the matrix movies? That was the only one I really had known issues with when comparing to some others as a fast test so I am thinking it's a weird thing I've exploited with dependencies.
post #3323 of 6914
I am thinking about picking this player up to replace my Panny BD-60. The only reason is for Netflix streaming. I got the BD-60 hoping Panny would get Netflix soon but that doesn't appear to be happening. I am very happy with the BD-60 performance. Will I be just as happy with the BD370 in overall PQ for both SD and BR?
post #3324 of 6914
I just purchased an LG370. I love the machine so far, its my first Blu Ray player. One of the items that attracted me to this unit was its ability to DivX movies. I'm not so much into the downloading of live action movies, but more of making my own from Fraps footage from computer games I and others play. Cutting to the chase, when I play some of my "home made" MKV format movies on the 370, it seems that part of the picture is being cut off (a fair sized chunk), top/bottom and both sides. I have created a short 45 second clip and have tried rendering it in 6 or 8 different resolutions with no luck at getting it to fit the screen with out cutoff. What am I missing ?

-My TV is an LG 52" widescreen DLP supporting a max resolution of 1080i.
-Its aspect ratio is set to 16:9.
-My LG370's output resolution is set to force 1080i.
-Its aspect ratio is set to 16:9 (Wide).

-I'm using Windows Movie Maker to create a .WMV (with Windows Media Profile Editor to adjust resolution for each rendering).
-I render the movies at ~8500kbps.
-I have tried some of the common resolutions from 1152x720 all the way up to 1920x1080.
-I use the latest version of DivX's converter to change my files from wmv to MKV's.

Thanks in advance to anyone able to help...
post #3325 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Druxar View Post

I wish I could get the 333 that came with mine just for comparison but the site only has 3:
498 August 22
526 Oct 8
527 Oct 15

527 is what I'm upgraded to and getting freezes, not sure it's due to 527, so I'm testing 498 and trying to get freezes or else confirm 527 is broken.

I finally found the 333 firmware. I've been searching for a way to make the BD390 region-free for DVDs and everything I've seen says that it can only be done if the firmware hasn't been upgraded. Is the 333 the earliest firmware version for the BD390? I took the plunge and loaded the 333 firmware to my player and was not able to get the 6000.zip region hack to work.
post #3326 of 6914
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Originally Posted by PeZzy View Post

The LG is not a member of your homegroup and therefore does not have an account on your computer, so "everyone" does not include the LG. The LG is just a "Guest" and you need permissions for guests.

Fair enough, but the videos are also in the Public video folder and still no dice.
post #3327 of 6914
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Originally Posted by adidawha View Post

I finally found the 333 firmware. I've been searching for a way to make the BD390 region-free for DVDs and everything I've seen says that it can only be done if the firmware hasn't been upgraded. Is the 333 the earliest firmware version for the BD390? I took the plunge and loaded the 333 firmware to my player and was not able to get the 6000.zip region hack to work.

Can you compress it and post it here for the rest of us?
post #3328 of 6914
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Originally Posted by illuvial View Post

Can you compress it and post it here for the rest of us?


Firmware Lg Electronics BD390V-N BD.8.08.333

You can download it here. It's dated April 27, 2009.

I loaded this on my BD390 but could not get the region free hack to work. I'm back using the latest firmware version with Vudu.
post #3329 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Airboss View Post

Firmware Lg Electronics BD390V-N BD.8.08.333

You can download it here. It's dated April 27, 2009.

Does it still work? I get a 404 when I click the download link
post #3330 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Druxar View Post

Does it still work? I get a 404 when I click the download link

Me too.
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