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post #6871 of 6914
For the Networking issue, I have my BD390 and I have looked at almost every DLNA backend server setup out there. I currently run XBMC (on a windows 7 PC) with the upnp server enabled, the BD390 sees the server and I can choose genre, year, title, actor etc... I had to do it this way cause my movies are all in alphabetical folders A-Z but I use media companion to scrpae them movies so each movies has artwork and NFO files with them, which allows XBMC to scrape with minimal time.

Here are some of the ones I have tried and my results (hopefully this helps someone):
Plex - The web-based GUI is clunky and very laggy and time consuming when trying to search for a specific movie, also when I did an update to Plex recently it wiped out my whole library and then would not install properly.

Windows Media Center - While it works the setup is clunky, and drawn out, and adding folders sometimes doesn't scan properly.

MediaPortal - Large learning curve to figure this one out, not very intuitive.

XBMC - I have been using XBMC for years, but never as a backend server for other devices (like my BD390) A bit of a learning curve with all the options available, XBMC includes everything and the kitchen sink. I have tried setting the library ina mysql DB, but its not working that great, so I just have the XBMC on a PC and leave it running 24/7, after the initial scan (made a whole lot faster cause I have all the movies with NFO files and artwork already in the movie folders) Its pretty simple to use, my niece can get a movie up and running in no time with the BD390 now

I have all the folders setup in shared folders ( which for windows 7 was a pain, and windows eight is downright mean to users trying to set something up) but those are not even needed when running a UPNP or DLNA, just added an exception for XBMC in the firewall.
post #6872 of 6914
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Originally Posted by muc3k View Post

Thx again. I already tested almost all DLNA servers and I don''t like them to much, all have some issues....
Yup, and that is why I'm holding onto my BD390 and BD570 as long as I can, even though I'm probably going to buy a 3D bluray player, since the new TV we got a few months ago is 3D capable. All the new players only support DLNA, not CIFS and windows shares frown.gif

I'm trying Serviio and PS3 Media Server because of my Sony TV's and PS3. Serviio has been working pretty well, even when I used it with the BD390 and BD570, and their support people in their forum have been very helpful, if you follow their tip on collecting and submitting logs. They fixed an issue with no MKV's showing on my older Sony 40W5100 TV within a few days of my giving them all the logs and information they needed.

One thing I've been reading in multiple forums is that LG had some issues with their DLNA implementation, and that might be why the older bluray players struggle with some DLNA Servers.
Edited by Mark_Venture - 5/31/13 at 5:34am
post #6873 of 6914
I would like to know which blank BD-R and BD-RDL compatible with BD390. Please give me manufacturer name and model.
post #6874 of 6914
I am at my wit’s end. I hope you all can help.

I have 2 LG BD390 bluray players. I use them mainly for playing files from a NAS. They handle .mkv files with DTS soundtracks with no problems, but I can’t get either of them to play DTS-HDMA encoded files. I have tried several, including test files from demolandia.net. Some generate "audio codec is not supported" messages while others either play no sound or chirps.

I've called LG and they confirm that the unit does support DTS-HDMA and they tried several settings changes but nothing worked. I have the latest firmware for the BD390, but I'm wondering if DTS-HDMA was disabled along the way.

From what I’ve read, DTS-HDMA is supposed to have 2 data streams; the DTS Core and the extra HD information. If the player can’t decode the HD signal, it’s still supposed to be able to play the Core data. But I’m not even getting that.

I can give you more information about my system, but if the unit won't even play the demo files, showing an error instead, then I don't think the rest of the system is the problem.

I'm really in pain over this. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
post #6875 of 6914
Update: I have now tried the same test files on a third LG BD390 with a different result. With this unit, the files no longer give an "Audio Codec Not Supported" message. This one actually plays the files, but no sound comes out. The difference seems to be the Driver Version (Not Firmware.) My units both have Driver Version H42301 while the better unit has H51203. As another poster to this forum has commented, the only 2 driver files we can find are at MegaUpload, but don't seem to be available any longer. I'd love to hear from other owners who can play DTS-HDMA files and learn what Driver Versions they have.
post #6876 of 6914
Crazy Update:
I have found that if I connect to me NAS over UPnP, then the BD390 doesn't give me the codec error. Playing the same files over SMB, I get the error. And that's only for DTS-HD files! This boggles my mind. If anything, I'd expect it to be the other way around. So now I'm back to figuring out why the files play, but no sound comes out. And that, again, is only for the DTS-HD files. I need to try TrueHD for completeness.

One thing that's confusing is the BD390 has no setup menu items for Analog Out. I assume that's because there's nothing that us user-configurable. But there is also no entry for TOSLink. But my fear is that there's some setting or combination of settings for HDMI or Coax that also apply to the others.

On the receiver side, I have a Sony STR DA5000es with the analog cables from the BD390 hooked to Multi Channel 2. Seems obvious. Again, I get all kinds of sound that way, just not DTS-HD.
post #6877 of 6914
Well, I spoke with Sony yesterday. They have a special support group for their ES devices. They confirmed that the signal being passed to the 8 analog jacks should be easily decoded by the receiver and no special settings are required. So that returns my attention to the BD390. At this point, I've tried everything I can imagine, including using only analog connections. That resulted in absolutely no change. So the problem remains: I have 2 BD390s and access to a third. I can't get any of them to play DTS-HD or Dolby TrueHD files and output sound. Non-HD files work just fine. And I've tried many files.

I won't post again, unless I find a solution to this problem.
post #6878 of 6914
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post


You're not going to believe this but I guess I'll be keeping my BD390. After the latest update (Driver update H51203), the 390 will play all of the authored BD disks with no problem. Prior to this update, the player would only display "Error" on the screen and eject the disks. I knew it had to be a software issue because the Panasonic, Samsung and Magnovox players would play the disks. The only problem now is that since I thought I would be selling the player back to LG, I've exhausted almost all of my credit on Vudu thinking I was going to cancel the account since none of my other players do Vudu.
Oh well, I'm just glad the player now plays my home blu-ray disks.

Lujan,

Please let me know manufacturer of BD-R and BD-DLR work for you. Thanks.
post #6879 of 6914
How did you get a driver update? I even called LG and was told that only firmware updates are provided.

Also, to conclude my previous mystery, I've discovered that while the BD390 does decode DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD, it only does so for disks, not for your own files that it streams from your network. Those are limited to 6-channel. So if possible, you'll need to let your receiver decode those.
post #6880 of 6914
I was hasty. My new receiver arrived today. I set up the BD390 to pass-through everything via HDMI to the receiver which does decode DTS-HD. I still get NOTHING! I get the picture, but no sound. As before, all non-HD codecs work just fine. So I'm completely out of ideas here.
post #6881 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Captain Bobo View Post

How did you get a driver update? I even called LG and was told that only firmware updates are provided.

Also, to conclude my previous mystery, I've discovered that while the BD390 does decode DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD, it only does so for disks, not for your own files that it streams from your network. Those are limited to 6-channel. So if possible, you'll need to let your receiver decode those.

The driver update is accomplished through the software update process. Check your version; it should be the correct one (H51203), and it's been out for awhile. As for your situation, I'm not sure what the problem might be. I just purchased the Denon AVR-1713 and have everything running through it using HDMI. I'm getting full audio and video. However I haven't tested DTS-HD.
Edited by bierboy - 7/4/13 at 9:29am
post #6882 of 6914
Of course....as a a follow-up, the LG-390 is a piece of crap and has been for the past couple years. Tray open/close is finicky...BDs sometimes stop/start. It's definitely on its way out in my HT setup...
post #6883 of 6914
Well, the HD-DTS is the trick, apparently. As you, I'm also getting 5.1 with no trouble. But nothing recorded in DTS-HD or Dolby TrueHD comes through. (Try the demo files on Demolandia.com) In fact, I now believe that the unit doesn't even pass an HD audio signal at all. My new receiver shows me more data than my previous one, and even though I have the BD390 set to PRIMARY PASS THROUGH for HDMI, it seems that it's actually doing the decoding and passing on the LCPM data. There's an option for that, but I do not have that selected. I think this because the receiver says the signal its getting is LCPM 48khz. And on the DTS-HD demos, it displays nothing - no signal data at all.

As for the driver data, what you say is what LG told me, but if that's so, then everyone with the current firmware would have the same driver software. I have access to 3 BD390s, all with the same firmware, but 2 have different driver software. I've even grabbed the old firmwares someone on this board pointed us to and tried those. The driver version never changed. I am really stumped.

I mostly use the units to play ripped BDs and home movies from a NAS. Its been wonderful - until I added 2 speakers and wanted HD audio.
post #6884 of 6914
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Originally Posted by bierboy View Post

Of course....as a a follow-up, the LG-390 is a piece of crap and has been for the past couple years. Tray open/close is finicky...BDs sometimes stop/start. It's definitely on its way out in my HT setup...


Yes the drive is crap, cant find another so it's scrapped on a shelf, got a BP620 for $30 and no problems so far, nero mediahome works great.
Edited by Bud-man - 8/22/13 at 5:25am
post #6885 of 6914
Your help my friends

I have bought the BD 390 before three years.

I use the devise to watch MKV archieve and to listen music more than BD player.

So my problem is that I haven't already found the way to schedule a number of tracks and set it on the devise, so every time I choose one by one all the tracks I want to enjoy.

Yours help will be priceless.
post #6886 of 6914
Anybody else having problems with Red 2? I picked it up around midnight. The only thing I get is a black screen. I tried others movies with no problem. The newest being The Internship.

My player is the BD370.
Edited by fordfreak - 11/26/13 at 7:19am
post #6887 of 6914

Red 2 also fails to play on my BD390.  It ejects the disc saying "Disc error -- check disc".  Upgrading to firmware 561 made no improvement.  This is the second copy of received from Netflix and the surface is pristine so I don't think it's the disc's fault.

 

This is the first disc I've found that won't play on this machine.

post #6888 of 6914

Just off the phone with Netflix -- apparently many people have had issues with this disc.

post #6889 of 6914
Anyone else having a problem with the latest firmware update for the BD-390? It doesn't seem to be available via WiFi. When I try to burn the new file to disc from LG's website, I get an error message.
post #6890 of 6914
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Originally Posted by greylight44 View Post

Anyone else having a problem with the latest firmware update for the BD-390? It doesn't seem to be available via WiFi. When I try to burn the new file to disc from LG's website, I get an error message.

I had no issues burning .561 via a USB flash drive, but the player would not retrieve it over Wi-Fi.

post #6891 of 6914
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Originally Posted by bluemantwo View Post

I had no issues burning .561 via a USB flash drive, but the player would not retrieve it over Wi-Fi.

Odd. I haven't had a problem with past firmware updates. LG is sending me a disc.
post #6892 of 6914
So I gather .561 is the latest version? LG was sending me updates on a regular basis and then it just stopped and they said that the 390 was nearing EOL and that support was slowing. So I thought that was it? Then this latest post popped up and gave me new hope. I just went to the website and LG_BD_390VBB.ROM dated 11/07/13, is what was there. Is that where .561 comes from? The last version that LG sent me was .557.B. I like getting the discs because for a while I was having to ping pong FWares until .557. But after .557 everything was fine except for all the cool new apps that friends that I put into LG units had or were getting . . .

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

*Never mind. Since I have been breaking things lately, just for something to, I thought I would just go for it. Did a Flash Drive UD, first time, usually CD, and it went great, got .561. I hope LG keeps us in mind and would label these a little more coherently.
Edited by FarmerBob - 12/6/13 at 1:46pm
post #6893 of 6914
561 has been uploaded to the archive site

http://www.4shared.com/folder/C-BAh4Ja
post #6894 of 6914
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Originally Posted by bluemantwo View Post

Just off the phone with Netflix -- apparently many people have had issues with this disc.

I bought the movie. I took it to work for others to try when I foudn out it wouldn't play in my 370. One tried on a Phillips BD player with no problems. Another watched it using a PS3 with no problems.
post #6895 of 6914
4share sucks, pain in my ass popup riden crap, C'mon Dave you can do better
post #6896 of 6914
Received the LG firmware upgrade disc and it would not load, citing error and check disc before ejecting. Email from LG said that if it won't load, it means the player doesn't need the upgrade ( I have the previous 2011 firmware). This sounds a little like BS to me but I don't know. Weren't there some problems with some newer BD's not playing? I also couldn't burn the file to disc after downloading it from their site. What exactly is this new firmware supposed to correct?
post #6897 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Bud-man View Post

4share sucks, pain in my ass popup riden crap, C'mon Dave you can do better

Well, gee, I am so awfully sorry. On the other hand I agree that it's gotten much worse in the 2+ years since I started putting the firmware files up there. So if you've got a suggestion for a free site that's better, speak up.
post #6898 of 6914
I, for one, appreciate that you post the files for everyone's benefit.
Thanks for your initiative Dave smile.gif
post #6899 of 6914
Thanks and your're welcome.I was just being sarcastic as I thought Bud-man was. Seriously if someone knows of a free file share service that's easier to use than 4Share I'd be happy to move the files there.
post #6900 of 6914

FWIW, I'm finding "The Purge" won't play, but in a different way.  This disc starts up, plays the 20-some seconds of Universal rotating Earth, and then stops with the display showing a time of 00:00:00.  The player will not proceed even after many minutes, and resists a press of the Disc Menu button with the Red-Crossed Circle.

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