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post #3901 of 6914
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Originally Posted by isrararrafi View Post

thanks for the quick reply...but can u explain how could my dvd player not play it? my dvd player model is sony DVP-ns710H

p.s. i am not really familiar with what code stands for what region...so my bad if its a dumb question....

Perhaps your Sony DVD player is faulty !! Have you tried that same DVD in a Sony at BestBuy ?

post #3902 of 6914
It's not a big deal, but I'm somewhat amazed at how few TVs the remote for the 370 can control. I have a new RCA LCD in the bedroom and it is not listed. I tried all the codes and none worked. Since the 370 will be relocated to the family room as soon as my HDMI-DVI cable comes, it no concern. It does make we wonder though if I'll be able to control it with my Harmony remote.
post #3903 of 6914
I have not been able to update my 390 for a few weeks:

SW is BD.8.08.527B

it shows SW 529B is available: I press OK to update and it sits at 00 DL: then errors

I know the wired ethernet is working

any ideas?
post #3904 of 6914
I have the 390 hooked up with 8 analogs to get 7.1 TrueDolby and DTS MA 7.1 (also have a toslink from the 390 to the amp no hdmi for audio)...most stuff of course is in 5.1 and plays great...so watched James Bond Quan of Solace in DTS MA sound picture great with lots of bass through the sub...For my birthday I got Monterey Pop bluray Played it in DTS MA and absolutely no sound through the sub (although bass was there in the sub via optical 5.1 DTS) Any idea why no bass in DTS MA??? Faulty disc? Any guesses, help appreciated....I will wait for responses, then return the discs and try new ones. Otherwise all True Dolby and other DTS MA that I have tried all show up on the display as such and sound through the 6 speakers, so it can't be settings/wiring
post #3905 of 6914
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Originally Posted by DoubleDAZ View Post

It's not a big deal, but I'm somewhat amazed at how few TVs the remote for the 370 can control. I have a new RCA LCD in the bedroom and it is not listed. I tried all the codes and none worked. Since the 370 will be relocated to the family room as soon as my HDMI-DVI cable comes, it no concern. It does make we wonder though if I'll be able to control it with my Harmony remote.

Harmony will work...I have the 660
post #3906 of 6914
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Originally Posted by markrubin View Post

I have not been able to update my 390 for a few weeks:

SW is BD.8.08.527B

it shows SW 529B is available: I press OK to update and it sits at 00 DL: then errors

I know the wired ethernet is working

any ideas?

power cycle??
post #3907 of 6914
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Originally Posted by msbirr View Post

power cycle??

tried everything including power cycle/ reset...

finally downloaded it from LG site via USB stick: worked first time
post #3908 of 6914
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Originally Posted by izub View Post

Harmony will work...I have the 660

Thanks, I have the 688.
post #3909 of 6914
Did you ever find the root cause of this problem. I have it too, with my Denon 1910 and my LG BD-390. When I watch ICE AGE 3 (DTS-MA 7.1), if I put the BD-390 into HDMI passthrough, the blue light (and DTS-MA indicator) comes on the Denon, but no audio at all. If I set the BD-390 to PCM Multi Channel, I get STEREO (2 ch only) through the Denon.

I have similar experiences passing Dolby True Audio from the BD-390 to the Denon 1910 using bitstream HDMI. Yes, I tried multiple cables
post #3910 of 6914
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Originally Posted by morda View Post

Well, I tried to exchange BD390 for the different one, and the second one does the same thing. I looked through Denon forums and it seems that other people have the same issue with BD390 and Denon 2310. What's confusing is I also have a Denon 1610 in the family room, and BD390 bitstreams just fine to it; on the other hand I also have a Panasonic BD55 and LG BH200, and both bitstream fine to 3310. So it looks to me that there is some kind of compatibility issue between LG BD390 and Denon 2310/3310 and possibly 4310 as well. I will try to contact both LG and Denon and suggest that everyone who has the same problem will do the same. Unfortunately I dont have much hope that this will be resolved; however it definitely won't be fixed if I dont try.

Did you ever find the root cause of this problem. I have it too, with my Denon 1910 and my LG BD-390. When I watch ICE AGE 3 (DTS-MA 7.1), if I put the BD-390 into HDMI passthrough, the blue light (and DTS-MA indicator) comes on the Denon, but no audio at all. If I set the BD-390 to PCM Multi Channel, I get STEREO (2 ch only) through the Denon.

I have similar experiences passing Dolby True Audio from the BD-390 to the Denon 1910 using bitstream HDMI. Yes, I tried multiple cables
post #3911 of 6914
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Originally Posted by DoubleDAZ View Post

In what way? My brother got talked into the 3600 by a sales person at American, mostly because it was cheaper. Maybe the profit margin is greater on the Samsungs.

Well, my issues with the Samsung in comparison with the LG were:
* dropped wireless frequently, especially during streaming (didn't have this issue with LG)
* Samsung couldn't play WMA at all. Generally seemed to have less codec support (though maybe I'm wrong about that)
* Less usable: I found the samsung UI ugly and confusing. Network configuration was painful.
* UPNP is much more flexible than PC streaming, but Samsung only supports streaming (e.g. UPNP lets you browse your songs by album, artist etc, browse photos by date, tags etc, you can configure your server to transcode on the fly from an unsupported codec to one supported by your player)
* Samsung will only let you connect to the first server it finds. (generally not an issue, but a limitation nonettheless)

As for BD/DVD playback, I couldn't tell you if there was a difference. Reviews suggested they were basically equivalent...

Unfortunately, the LG had to go back to the store:
1) My player started locking up randomly and on restart would say "Loader not detected, call your service center" (seen elsewhere here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...4#post17125054)
2) I couldn't solve my WMA streaming issues

So I took it back and got myself a PS3. I don't like the PS3 interface as much as the LG's. There's just too much clutter in the interface and the navigation buttons aren't the most intuitive (even with a remote). I can see my family members having a tough time with it. The biggest difference is the hardware is rock solid (wifi is considerably sronger than either the LG or Samsung and everything is just that much more snappy). UPNP streaming just works, no issues with my WMAs. I'll miss the LG, but I'm finding too many advantages for the PS3 for my uses.
post #3912 of 6914
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Originally Posted by hotsko View Post

Did you ever find the root cause of this problem. I have it too, with my Denon 1910 and my LG BD-390. When I watch ICE AGE 3 (DTS-MA 7.1), if I put the BD-390 into HDMI passthrough, the blue light (and DTS-MA indicator) comes on the Denon, but no audio at all. If I set the BD-390 to PCM Multi Channel, I get STEREO (2 ch only) through the Denon.

I have similar experiences passing Dolby True Audio from the BD-390 to the Denon 1910 using bitstream HDMI. Yes, I tried multiple cables

I believe, if you have HDMI audio pass through to the TV, then the BD player is cued that only 2 channels are available. Turning HDMI Audio Out off should take care of it.
post #3913 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Mr_GeorgeJetson View Post

Are you using Cat5 or Cat6 ethernet cable?

I'm pretty sure everything is Cat5. I'm only running 100Mbps ethernet, so cat5 should be sufficient. Additionally, all the cables involved (370 -> switch, switch -> linux router, linux router -> dsl modem) are <= 6 feet. I wouldn't suspect cable issues, because once the stream switches to high quality, it stays there.

I haven't had a chance to try setting the DNS setting staticly, but I did stream two more movies today, and the one of them started in high quality; which means I'll have to do a bunch of testing to verify any fix :/ I'll also set tcpdump to go before I stream the next time, so I can see if there's anything odd looking there (retransmits, out of order packets, etc).
post #3914 of 6914
I tried several mkv files off network/usb/dvd, they are all fine.

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Originally Posted by insanex1 View Post

The only reason I would buy this player is to play mkv and video files from the usb port with an external hard drive. I had no idea it was disabled are you sure about this? I read reviews on newegg with people successfully playing video from usb. Are you saying the only divx is disabled?
post #3915 of 6914
I tried streaming my media files from samba (CIFS) server, it worked! So far, it can switch subtitle on and off (only the .srt) with "Subtitle" button. It can switch the audio streams for dual audio mkv files using "Audio" button. It can FF (>> button) or jump ("Search" button). "Search" will show a progress bar where I can jump to much further point. "Title/Popup" will show the file info.

Most of my mkvs are playing @ 24P fine. Some of them are marked as High@L5.1 (wrong ADC), then BD390 prompts me that the files may not play correctly, but it plays them fine. I have one old file encoded with "Ref=16", which has macroblocking before the firmware update. With the latest 529B firmware, the issue is gone.

I'm very pleased with the player, especially the ability to stream off samba (CIFS) server. That saves me from installing the DLNA crap.
post #3916 of 6914
Sorry if this had been covered here, but I searched and came up empty handed.

I just wanted to know if there are any tricks in getting the BD-390 to hook up to an N router, well G or N? It sees my network and displays the type of security and when I enter the password it churns and then fails. I have tried several different security configurations to no avail. I also turned off security as a test and the 390 didn't understand it.

I thought I had read somewhere that you have to use a specific form of encryption and only that will the 390 work with. But since it sees the radios and displays the encryption I figured that it was able to deal with it. I have a radio (router) just for this device and can do anything for it.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
post #3917 of 6914
My BD390 recognizes the mkv files on DVD-R and play them fine except the 52 Mbps one (sluggish) and an VC-1 one (unsupported video codec). See my previous post about the subtitle and multiple audio streams. It recognizes avi and ts container too.

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Originally Posted by Airboss View Post

I put a couple of BD movies converted to MKVs on the disc and one movie in VOB format in a folder on the disc. Burned the disc as a data disc but the 390 does not recognize it, I receive the 'Disk Check' error and then the drawer opens . In the Oppo BD 83 the disc plays just fine. It shows up as a data disk and I can select either one of the MKV files and both play (with DTS audio, subtitles and FF/RW). I can open the folder with the vob files, select the video_ts.ifo file and play the movie (with FF/RW, the ability to select subtitles and different audio streams). The disk also plays in my computer. On my Momitsu all region BD player the disk is recognized and I have the option to select "Video" or "Music/Pictures" but it does not recognize the MKV files and the folder with the vobs does not show up.... MKV is not a supported format on the Momitsu but at least it recognizes the disk.

The 390 is lacking in many areas when compared to the Oppo. As I stated before the more I play with the 390 the more I see that the only thing the 390 really has going for it is the Net streaming, Vudu, Netflix, etc. Improvements need to be made in the playback of avi files, mkv files, vob files, etc.
post #3918 of 6914
You can select the audio stream if there are multiple of them. Use "audio" button to loop through each of them or "Display" button to select one.

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Originally Posted by chucklingcanuck View Post

Smoky,

The BD390 is an awesome unit, but also a bit dumb. It will play the DTS and AC3 tracks only if they are the default audio track in the container. Otherwise, the BD390 will tell you the audio codec is not supported. I'm not sure why it wont scan through the various audio tracks within the container to see if it can find one to play, but it doesn't. So at the very least, you'd have to remux the default audio on each file to get them to play.
post #3919 of 6914
Yea... make sure you have a good router
I had the Linksys WRT160N, took 10 tries to get it hooked up wireless. Frequent connection drops wireless and wired... Worst router every...
Picked up a Netgear WNDR3700, works perfectly every time! Love it!
You get what you pay for I always say, you can get a down and dirty $50 router, but you may end up having nothing but headaches...

With my setup now, I get HD streaming via netflix (When available) and 2 to 3 bars on HDX movies from VUDU and no breaks in the action...

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Originally Posted by FarmerBob View Post

Sorry if this had been covered here, but I searched and came up empty handed.

I just wanted to know if there are any tricks in getting the BD-390 to hook up to an N router, well G or N? It sees my network and displays the type of security and when I enter the password it churns and then fails. I have tried several different security configurations to no avail. I also turned off security as a test and the 390 didn't understand it.

I thought I had read somewhere that you have to use a specific form of encryption and only that will the 390 work with. But since it sees the radios and displays the encryption I figured that it was able to deal with it. I have a radio (router) just for this device and can do anything for it.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
post #3920 of 6914
Has anyone else ordered from ABC Warehouse? Got it for $209 shipped, ordered it last Monday, site said it was in stock and I haven't heard a peep yet... Still says in process, site says In store pickup only now... However they have decided to charge my credit card, yet the haven't shipped jack! I thought online sites don't charge you card till the item actually is scheduled to ship?
post #3921 of 6914
Originally Posted by Airboss
I put a couple of BD movies converted to MKVs on the disc and one movie in VOB format in a folder on the disc. Burned the disc as a data disc but the 390 does not recognize it, I receive the 'Disk Check' error and then the drawer opens . In the Oppo BD 83 the disc plays just fine. It shows up as a data disk and I can select either one of the MKV files and both play (with DTS audio, subtitles and FF/RW). I can open the folder with the vob files, select the video_ts.ifo file and play the movie (with FF/RW, the ability to select subtitles and different audio streams). The disk also plays in my computer. On my Momitsu all region BD player the disk is recognized and I have the option to select "Video" or "Music/Pictures" but it does not recognize the MKV files and the folder with the vobs does not show up.... MKV is not a supported format on the Momitsu but at least it recognizes the disk.


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Originally Posted by hotneutron View Post

My BD390 recognizes the mkv files on DVD-R and play them fine except the 52 Mbps one (sluggish) and an VC-1 one (unsupported video codec). See my previous post about the subtitle and multiple audio streams. It recognizes avi and ts container too.

My comments above were in reference to using a BD-R not a DVD-R. Like you, I can play the files from a DVD-R but the 390 will not play the files from a BD-R.
post #3922 of 6914
Has anyone been able to figure out how to change the filmstrip icon in the shared movies directory with a thumbnail of the movie poster?

Is it even possible?

Thanks
post #3923 of 6914
Hey Guys,

I posted last week and I still haven't heard anyone having issues with audio drops with the BD390. Is it just my machine? Should I return it and get another one? Or is there a fixable setting for this? The audio drops out even when I select 1080p as my resolution for blu-ray movies. I understand that I would need to set my resolution lower for netflix streaming or computer streaming, but I don't know why I would need to put my TV at 1080i for blu ray when I have a fully capable 1080p tv.

Anyone have the same issues?
post #3924 of 6914
I use WPA2-AES especially with Linksys N routers.
post #3925 of 6914
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Originally Posted by JediMaster109 View Post

Has anyone else ordered from ABC Warehouse? Got it for $209 shipped, ordered it last Monday, site said it was in stock and I haven't heard a peep yet... Still says in process, site says In store pickup only now... However they have decided to charge my credit card, yet the haven't shipped jack! I thought online sites don't charge you card till the item actually is scheduled to ship?

This is exactly the same thing in my case too. I ordered from ABC Warehouse on Monday 23rd( 199 + shipping) and they charged my credit card on same day. Still says in process... I am still waiting for my order to come.
post #3926 of 6914
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Originally Posted by SteVeO View Post

FWIW, I went ahead and bought the BD390 yesterday. Hooked it up. Works well. The only complaint I have is that it wouldn't work with default network settings (I'm using wired, not wireless). Every other network appliance I have works fine with Dynamic/DHCP/Auto settings. The BD390 wouldn't work that way. I had to set it up with a static IP address. Works fine now. (My wife looked at me and said: I don't even know what a static IP address is -- how would I get this to work without you. Answer: You wouldn't.) Big bummer that networking still isn't plug-n-play.

Otherwise happy.

Not sure why you are having that problem. I had my share of problems getting wireless to work, but my router is setup for "Automatic Configuration - DHCP"
post #3927 of 6914
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Well the PS3 uses three to four times the power. This is with the PS3 Slim. With the PS3 fat it uses six to eight times the power that the LGBD390 uses.

After I bought a PS3 slim to replace my PS3 fat I had all intentions of going back to using a PS3 as my primary BD player. Then I bought an LGBD390 to try out and my PS3 has barely been on since.
It's been one of the few electronic devices I've ever purchased that has surprised me. It has been an excellent value for me and I have been using it every day. Whether it's watching BD titles, VUDU, Netlfix streaming, Youtube, streaming my HD videos over my network made on my Sony camera, or streaming my old HD recordings from the early 2000's. The BD390 has done it all for me.

How does the 390 perform with standard DVDs? For 1080p to the TV, is the 390 or AVR doing the conversion? What is your experience with getting the best 1080p picture (minimal artifacts etc.)?
post #3928 of 6914
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Originally Posted by toast0 View Post

I'm pretty sure everything is Cat5. I'm only running 100Mbps ethernet, so cat5 should be sufficient. Additionally, all the cables involved (370 -> switch, switch -> linux router, linux router -> dsl modem) are <= 6 feet. I wouldn't suspect cable issues, because once the stream switches to high quality, it stays there.

I haven't had a chance to try setting the DNS setting staticly, but I did stream two more movies today, and the one of them started in high quality; which means I'll have to do a bunch of testing to verify any fix :/ I'll also set tcpdump to go before I stream the next time, so I can see if there's anything odd looking there (retransmits, out of order packets, etc).

It started happening about a month ago:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...k#post17416048

There is nothing wrong with your network.
post #3929 of 6914
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Originally Posted by timewaster View Post

anyone try the new firmware that just came out recently?
does it fix the codec issues that was broken from the previous firmware?

What codec issues were they and which firmware ?

Did you get an answer to your question too ?
post #3930 of 6914
Has anyone ever gotten the bookmark feature to work with Paramount BDs with the 390? I've had no luck with the latest Transformers or GI Joe.
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