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post #6811 of 6914
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Originally Posted by CT Sean View Post

Specifically the ones that didn't work were Sherlock Holmes 2 - 2 different discs - and Clash of the Titans. Firmware is up to date. discs has no signs of damaged - were pretty spotless.

I have BD390 with latest firmware. Watched both those movies with out issue. Sometimes if a move ejects, I put in a DVD lens cleaner disc, and that does the trick.
post #6812 of 6914
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Originally Posted by CT Sean View Post

Specifically the ones that didn't work were Sherlock Holmes 2 - 2 different discs - and Clash of the Titans. Firmware is up to date. discs has no signs of damaged - were pretty spotless.
I just ordered Sherlock 2 from DISH/BlockBuster, not sure when it'll arrive, but will let you know how it plays. Up until recently I was getting pre-release firmware disks every so often directly from LG, since I had been working with them on disc bugs. Haven't seen anything in a long time. So I would imagine that the 390 EOL and we won't be seeing anything from here on out.
post #6813 of 6914
I have an older receiver without HDMI connections but having the capability to handle 7.1 speaker configuration.

Therefore I want the BD390 to do the audio decoding before sending to the receiver.

I have connected the BD390 7.1 analog out to my receiver 7.1 inputs.
The audio settings available are:

PCM stereo
PCM multi-channel
DTS re-encode
Primary pass-thru

I believe in my case I need to set the BD390 audio to PCM stereo since this is the specification of my old receiver that is it can only handle stereo signals.

PCM multi states HDMI only, the DTS re-encode will convert all audio to DTS, and the primary pass thru is for the receiver do the audio decoding (that mine is not capable).

Is the PCM stereo audio setting correct for my situation?
post #6814 of 6914
Having a very similar set up, Pioneer VSX-D909S, the "Multi-Channel" section is not influence by these settings. They can only be set for HDMI and Optical out. I have both the Multi and Optical hooked up and see no difference in the settings when using the 7.1 direct. The BDP does its own thing in that respect.

But if I am wrong, I'd loved to heard about it.
post #6815 of 6914
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Originally Posted by expressmoria View Post

I have an older receiver without HDMI connections but having the capability to handle 7.1 speaker configuration.
Therefore I want the BD390 to do the audio decoding before sending to the receiver.
I have connected the BD390 7.1 analog out to my receiver 7.1 inputs.
The audio settings available are:
PCM stereo
PCM multi-channel
DTS re-encode
Primary pass-thru
I believe in my case I need to set the BD390 audio to PCM stereo since this is the specification of my old receiver that is it can only handle stereo signals.
PCM multi states HDMI only, the DTS re-encode will convert all audio to DTS, and the primary pass thru is for the receiver do the audio decoding (that mine is not capable).
Is the PCM stereo audio setting correct for my situation?
This is covered in the manual. If you no longer have the manual, you can grab a copy online. I like the online ones because you can search them.
post #6816 of 6914
I had same issue. I rented this Blu ray from Red box and it wasn't played by my BD390. I have firmware 544. It seems to me BD390 firmaware is not capable to play thie blu ray.
post #6817 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Minesh View Post

I had same issue. I rented this Blu ray from Red box and it wasn't played by my BD390. I have firmware 544. It seems to me BD390 firmaware is not capable to play thie blu ray.
I have 3 sets of CD's (that LG sent me) each with a different version of firmware to swap out whenever I have problems playing a disc. This seems to be LG's way of dealing with this since it looks like the 390 has reached EOL and there is no more support for it. Now this is the farthest I have a manufacturer go, but this is the end. Unless another movie like Avatar comes out and they know they'll get buried unless they step up and release a new FW.
post #6818 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Eddie E View Post

I have owned a LG BD390 for I guess about 3 years. For the most part it has worked OK. Today I tried to play Expendables 2 Blu-ray a Red Box rental. The disk will not play at all. It attempts to play and after about 2 minutes the LG just ejects the disk. There are no visible marks on the disk. I played the disk in my Playstation 3 and it works fine. I know my LG is getting up there in age but it still plays OK. Could it be that it is too old for newer Blu-Rays or is this strange quirk with this one movie?



I rented Expendables 2 blu ray from redbox and same result. I have firmware version 544. I believe there is a firmware compatibilty issue. I copied this blu ray on one of my blank blu ray disc and copied blu ray disc played OK on my BD390. I don't know why original rental disc doesn't work.
Edited by Minesh - 12/18/12 at 11:41am
post #6819 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Minesh View Post

I rented Expendables 2 blu ray from redbox and same result. I have firmware version 544. I believe there is a firmware compatibilty issue. I copied this blu ray on one of my blank blu ray disc and copied blu ray disc played OK on my BD390. I don't know why original rental disc doesn't work.
The 390 cant break the copy protection.
post #6820 of 6914

Media Server stopped working

My LG BD390 was working fine with Synology DiskStation NAS DS212j running Media Server.... until when I tried to access a very large file. Since then, whenever I access the Media Server from the Home screen in BD390. The BD player freezes, and I have to power down and turn it back on. There's no error message of any kind.
Can anybody help?

BTW, I was current with firmware, but having read this Forum's postings, I downgraded to 544, but it made no difference.

Thank you. Any help that you can provide, would be much much appreciated.
Chris
post #6821 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Masako Onishi View Post

My LG BD390 was working fine with Synology DiskStation NAS DS212j running Media Server.... until when I tried to access a very large file. Since then, whenever I access the Media Server from the Home screen in BD390. The BD player freezes, and I have to power down and turn it back on. There's no error message of any kind.
Can anybody help?
BTW, I was current with firmware, but having read this Forum's postings, I downgraded to 544, but it made no difference.
Thank you. Any help that you can provide, would be much much appreciated.
Chris

Did you recently add a movie file with a high bit rate (perhaps the very large file you mentioned)?
If so, the same problem happened to me. I re-processed the movie at fault to a lower bit rate and all was working again (the movie was a .mp4 file, and I used Quicktime Pro to re-encode it).
Good luck.
post #6822 of 6914
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Originally Posted by davelr View Post


I put all the firmware I could get my hands on in this location:

http://www.4shared.com/account/dir/C...a/_online.html

This was of ENORMOUS help to me, since the 542 version seems to have been completely scrubbed from the Internet, except for your d/l location. THANK YOU! smile.gif
post #6823 of 6914
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Originally Posted by JimInPT View Post

This was of ENORMOUS help to me, since the 542 version seems to have been completely scrubbed from the Internet, except for your d/l location. THANK YOU! smile.gif
A couple of releases were pulled due to debilitating or conflicting bugs in them. Since this unit is EOL, I don't expect anything else unless a blockbuster movie like Avatar comes out and they need to update the players to run it. I've been looking to get a 670 or 620 and move the 390 into the playroom. But LG's current lineup is not sounding too good.
post #6824 of 6914
According to a support thread over on Amazon, the 542 version downgrade was supposed to fix problems playing newer discs. Didn't help my unit, though.

Yep, I may have to get a newer unit too; seems a shame since my 390 seems to be working fine mechanically/electrically and just has firmware that barfs out newer Blu-rays. Currently having problems with the special-features disc from the Brit version of the Lethal Weapon Collection (all 4 movie discs play fine, strangely enough) and with the "Rising Sun" BD; old movie but maybe new BD copy protection. Have downgraded from 557 to several earlier releases with no improvement, although both discs will occasionally load and run, but not consistently and mostly bomb out.
Edited by JimInPT - 1/14/13 at 5:51pm
post #6825 of 6914
Does anybody happen to know if the newer LG units (higher-end, like the 390 used to be) support the 390's "Subtitle On/Off" command? It seems unique (haven't seen it on other players) and is VERY handy since it simply turns subtitles on/off without having to scroll through the sometimes-dozens of languages. I use it all the time to rewind through some hard-to-hear dialogue, then toggle subtitles back off again with just one click on my Logitech Harmony One.

I've asked LG and they won't give me an answer. There's no button for it on the remotes for the newer units (as the 390 had), but I'd like to know if the unit still supports it if I program the command into the Harmony One and blast the IR code?
Edited by JimInPT - 1/15/13 at 11:01am
post #6826 of 6914
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Originally Posted by JimInPT View Post

Does anybody happen to know if the newer LG units (higher-end, like the 390 used to be) support the 390's "Subtitle On/Off" command? It seems unique (haven't seen it on other players) and is VERY handy since it simply turns subtitles on/off without having to scroll through the sometimes-dozens of languages. I use it all the time to rewind through some hard-to-hear dialogue, then toggle subtitles back off again with just one click on my Logitech Harmony One.

I've asked LG and they won't give me an answer. There's no button for it on the remotes for the newer units (as the 390 had), but I'd like to know if the unit still supports it if I program the command into the Harmony One and blast the IR code?

I've tried using a 370 remote with a 670 and the subtitle on/off button does NOTHING.
post #6827 of 6914
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Originally Posted by pete8475 View Post

I've tried using a 370 remote with a 670 and the subtitle on/off button does NOTHING.

That's what I was afraid of; they may have removed the feature for some unknown reason. Do other commands from that remote work on the newer unit? If so, the IR frequencies are likely the same.

Thanks a lot for replying.
post #6828 of 6914
Hi,

I have a problem with my BD370. My BD370 can't play the newest mkv files. It's just freeze... frown.gif Should I upgrade the latest firmware? Does the latest firmware contain Cinavia? Thanks for replying.
post #6829 of 6914
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Originally Posted by mayer015 View Post

Hi,

I have a problem with my BD370. My BD370 can't play the newest mkv files. It's just freeze... frown.gif Should I upgrade the latest firmware? Does the latest firmware contain Cinavia? Thanks for replying.

No, the latest LG firmware, which in fact is already very old, won't solve the problem.

You will have to remerge any files that you might have trouble with. Use MKVtoolnix for that, but you will have to look for an older version. I use 3.1.0 and solves the problem.

There's no other way around it. I wonder if later LG models can open newer MKV files.
post #6830 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Carlos Martinez View Post

No, the latest LG firmware, which in fact is already very old, won't solve the problem.

You will have to remerge any files that you might have trouble with. Use MKVtoolnix for that, but you will have to look for an older version. I use 3.1.0 and solves the problem.

There's no other way around it. I wonder if later LG models can open newer MKV files.

Thanks for the response. I will try. I used to do this method earlier, because of my old media player (IAMM Novatron NTD38), I used MKVtoolnix 2.0. But nowdays this method can't help to solve the problem anymore frown.gif
post #6831 of 6914
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Originally Posted by mayer015 View Post

Thanks for the response. I will try. I used to do this method earlier, because of my old media player (IAMM Novatron NTD38), I used MKVtoolnix 2.0. But nowdays this method can't help to solve the problem anymore frown.gif

Yes, I think this conversion thing is a pain in the butt, but there is no other way.

You may have issues with header stripping too, but for that you will need a later version, but not too new. I use 5.3.0.

You may try using this one for all things. You will have to disable header removal compression, ticking in the Options list, down below.
post #6832 of 6914
Getting no disc error, another drive has bit the dust, time to scrap or retire, worst drive in any player I've ever owned in 15 + years!!

If I bought this player for . what were they $400+ I would go to LG and throw it in the window!

Replacement drives are non existant

Bought a philips and does great for playing mkv or anything i can throw at it
post #6833 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Bud-man View Post

Getting no disc error, another drive has bit the dust, time to scrap or retire, worst drive in any player I've ever owned in 15 + years!!

If I bought this player for . what were they $400+ I would go to LG and throw it in the window!

Replacement drives are non existant

Bought a philips and does great for playing mkv or anything i can throw at it

The Philips plays in network too?

The good thing about the LGs is that they were the first to feature reading mkvs files in all sizes and network streaming operation. It changed my whole routine for viewing TV, in a more practical way than most media centers released until 2009.

Right now I would go for the Oppo BDP95 or BDP103, which have superior BD playing and also stream all kinds of mkv files. But I don't know of any bug issues they might have.
post #6834 of 6914
I have read that LG is no longer issuing firmware updates for this unit. I think that's ridiculous. I don't expect new features, but I expect that my Blu-ray player will continue to, you know, play Blu-ray discs. LG sure knows how to lose a customer! Anyhow, does anybody know if any of the other consumer-grade brands (not Oppo or other high-end brands) follow the same policy of dropping support after three years?
post #6835 of 6914
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Originally Posted by NYC_Jeff View Post

I have read that LG is no longer issuing firmware updates for this unit. I think that's ridiculous. I don't expect new features, but I expect that my Blu-ray player will continue to, you know, play Blu-ray discs. LG sure knows how to lose a customer! Anyhow, does anybody know if any of the other consumer-grade brands (not Oppo or other high-end brands) follow the same policy of dropping support after three years?

Its a 3+ year old unit.

Not playing Blu-ray discs is the studios fault, not LG.
post #6836 of 6914
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post

Its a 3+ year old unit.

Not playing Blu-ray discs is the studios fault, not LG.

Not playing mkv files, really, not BD discs. At the time of its release, those LGs were probably the only players that played NTFS mkv files, as the Oppo only played FAT32 files back then.

Oppo corrected that on the following generation, and today it's probably the most complete BD + Media player unit around. For a mid-price unit, the Oppo is quite an achievement, even if I don't know how they deal with firmware updating.

The LGs, at least the 370 & 390, had several bugs which were never corrected. Like not playing some DTS audio tracks and not playing some mkvs.

That demands some extra work from us, remerging the files to make them playable. It works, but it needs extra attention.

I wonder how all that is dealt with in later LG models.

I also don't know what other BD players, besides the LG and the Oppo, can play mkv files and also stream from a PC.
post #6837 of 6914
I've bought 3 different players since my 390 drive died again,a sony which again wont play PAL, a philips, a samsung 6500 which wont play PAL and a LG bp620 which is ok but like all the newer players Youtube sucks, I think i'm going to buy a bluray drive and modify to fit in the 390 as it uses a sata cable and will have to modify the power connector wiring.
post #6838 of 6914
You mean the Sony and Samsung won't play Bluray PAL or no PAL at all?

AFAIK I think the BD390 didn't either, except for those bought at the beginning, with the old firmware.

Interesting the idea of using a bluray drive and adapt it on a 390. I would like to know how to do that.

Have you tried the Oppo? It has several models, like the BDP95 and BDP103 which should be a great improvement over the LG and do all the same things, including playing PAL and NTSC.
post #6839 of 6914
Meant DVD Pal, sorry for the confusion, I've added DVD PC drives to Dvd player V inc, several years ago, the 390 drive is about the same size as a 5" PC drive, the 390 motherboard shows the wiring voltages so adapting the power shouldnt be a issue, only problem possibly would be the firmware not recognizing the drive.
post #6840 of 6914
I guessed that's what you were talking about. The first BD390 samples did play PAL and NTSC, as they should, but then started releasing one system units only, at least in North America. I think than in Europe they were dual.

It's a pity they still stick to such things in modern world. My TV will play anything, any system or video type.

Fortunately the BD390 will play any MKVs, which is the only video discs I watch mostly, besides streaming.

My guess is I will pass on to a media center when the LG breaks down, or maybe an Oppo.
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