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post #2431 of 2547
how come there arent updating it anymore? thats BS. i bought mine less than a year ago and i love it. but they should update it. i got mine for $120 brand new. should of gotten a PS3. Its always being updated
post #2432 of 2547
I would like a new update as well. I just downloaded an MKV file for a new release and it played with pixelation like it used to before the last firmware update in April 2010 (V7.169). I tried the same MKV file with the newer LG BD555 Blu-ray player and it played without pixelation. Since both of these players are made by LG, it shouldn't be that hard to get a new update for the JVC to allow this MKV file to play.
post #2433 of 2547
I checked the LG BD370 (same hardware as the BP-1) thread at avforums.com, and LG updated the firmware for the BD370 to V.173 on July 19, 2010. The BP-1 is currently at V.169. Hopefully JVC will soon make this firmware available for the BP-1. I wonder if it is possible to use V.173 for the BD370 on the BP-1.
post #2434 of 2547
I just updated the firmware on my JVC BP-1 (from V.169 to V.173) using the firmware for the LG BD370 and it seemed to work fine. It didn't fix the pixelation problem with the newest mkv files, but at least I have the latest firmware from LG. I am surprised that JVC hasn't released V.173 yet. Is it possible to go back to V.169 if I have any problems?
post #2435 of 2547
i'm also having problems playing some of the new MKV files. This issue was fixed by JVC in previous firmware but looks like we need another update. Please call JVC support at (800) 252-5722 and open a ticket. Previously it took lots of calls before they released the new firmware to fix the mkv pixalization issue.
post #2436 of 2547
good luck- I called and e-mailed customer support because of the playback issues w/ all the lionsgate releases- and they didn't do anything. They actually won't respond to requests for firmware updates for this unit anymore.
post #2437 of 2547
Wow, that sucks. Are all the manufacturers doing this for all their models that won't play certain Blu-ray releases? I could understand for MKV files, but for Blu-rays that makes no sense at all. Do they expect us to buy a new Blu-ray player every year or so to play certain Blu-rays that won't play? This sounds like Beta/VHS all over again. Bring back HD-DVD! Just kidding.
post #2438 of 2547
Has anyone bought and tried Toy Story 3 on their JVC player? I just bought it tonight and neither of the BD will play/load. It recognizes they are BD but then just stops and returns to the setup menu. I haven't updated the firmware yet. Is that still available? Getting frustrated here.
post #2439 of 2547
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Originally Posted by micah3sixty View Post

Has anyone bought and tried Toy Story 3 on their JVC player? I just bought it tonight and neither of the BD will play/load. It recognizes they are BD but then just stops and returns to the setup menu. I haven't updated the firmware yet. Is that still available? Getting frustrated here.

I had issues with the Monsters Inc. BD when trying to play it using the firmware that was installed on the player when I bought it. Updating the firmware fixed this for me. You can download the latest firmware here:
http://www.jvc.co.jp/english/support...bp1/index.html
post #2440 of 2547
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Originally Posted by jumpy27 View Post

I just updated the firmware on my JVC BP-1 (from V.169 to V.173) using the firmware for the LG BD370 and it seemed to work fine. It didn't fix the pixelation problem with the newest mkv files, but at least I have the latest firmware from LG. I am surprised that JVC hasn't released V.173 yet. Is it possible to go back to V.169 if I have any problems?

which one did you use? do you have any liongates movies? can you test it to see if it works with the V.173
post #2441 of 2547
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Originally Posted by jumpy27 View Post

I just updated the firmware on my JVC BP-1 (from V.169 to V.173) using the firmware for the LG BD370 and it seemed to work fine. It didn't fix the pixelation problem with the newest mkv files, but at least I have the latest firmware from LG. I am surprised that JVC hasn't released V.173 yet. Is it possible to go back to V.169 if I have any problems?

jumpy27, do you have a link for the firmware file? The newest firmware on LG's US site is from April.
post #2442 of 2547
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Originally Posted by Doitsujin View Post

I had issues with the Monsters Inc. BD when trying to play it using the firmware that was installed on the player when I bought it. Updating the firmware fixed this for me. You can download the latest firmware here:
http://www.jvc.co.jp/english/support...bp1/index.html

Thanks! That worked!
post #2443 of 2547
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Originally Posted by thx1138 View Post

jumpy27, do you have a link for the firmware file? The newest firmware on LG's US site is from April.

http://www.lg.com/jp/support/product...roduct-profile

Try the 7173 firmware. Make sure you rename the file (after unzipping it) to "JVC_BD_310M.ROM" so it will work with the BP-1. By the way, this firmware was released around July 7, 2010.

One BD370 user mentioned more audio dropouts with 7173 using SPIDF and DTS passthru. Going back to the 7170 firmware made it work better. No one else in the LG370 thread had any problems with it.

About the Lionsgate releases, I just read in the same thread: http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-r...pt-2-a-14.html

in post 417 that putting a USB memory stick in the USB slot will allow the Lionsgate Blu-rays to play. HTH
post #2444 of 2547
Just tried an MKV even with the LG firmware its not working. Its all pixelated. Very frustrating. Has anyone identified what the latest issue with MKV's are and if there is a workaround?

Code:
Format : Matroska 
File size : 7.47 GiB 
Duration : 1h 43mn 
Overall bit rate : 10.4 Mbps 
Encoded date : UTC 2010-10-24 14:32:38 
Writing application : mkvmerge v3.0.0 ('Hang up your Hang-Ups') built on Dec 12 2009 15:20:35 
Writing library : libebml v0.7.9 + libmatroska v0.8.1 

Video 
ID : 1 
Format : AVC 
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec 
Format profile : High@L4.1 
Format settings, CABAC : Yes 
Format settings, ReFrames : 3 frames 
Muxing mode : Container profile=Unknown@4.1 
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC 
Duration : 1h 42mn 
Bit rate : 8 887 Kbps 
Nominal bit rate : 9 099 Kbps 
Width : 1 920 pixels 
Height : 1 080 pixels 
Display aspect ratio : 16:9 
Frame rate : 23.976 fps 
Resolution : 8 bits 
Colorimetry : 4:2:0 
Scan type : Progressive 
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.179 
Stream size : 6.39 GiB (86%) 
Writing library : x264 core 104 r1683 62997d6 
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.25 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-4 / threads=6 / sliced_threads=0 / slices=4 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=1 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=2 / weightp=0 / keyint=24 / keyint_min=2 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=24 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=9099 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=18000 / vbv_bufsize=18000 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00 / nal_hrd=vbr 

Audio #1 
ID : 2 
Format : AC-3 
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 
Codec ID : A_AC3 
Duration : 1h 43mn 
Bit rate mode : Constant 
Bit rate : 640 Kbps 
Channel(s) : 6 channels 
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE 
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz 
Stream size : 472 MiB (6%) 

Audio #2 
ID : 3 
Format : AC-3 
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 
Codec ID : A_AC3 
Duration : 1h 43mn 
Bit rate mode : Constant 
Bit rate : 640 Kbps 
Channel(s) : 6 channels 
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE 
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz 
Stream size : 472 MiB (6%)
post #2445 of 2547
Try remuxing it with MKVToolnix. Make sure you use version 4.0 or older. The XV-BP1 sometimes has problems with version 4.1 or newer due to it using header removal compression for a couple of track types by default. Remuxing will take you less than 5 minutes to do.

http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkv...downloads.html
post #2446 of 2547
I tried remuxing using MKVtoolnix, it doesn't fix pixalization. We all have to call JVC support and report the problem. Last time it took lots of calls before they finally came out with an new firmware that fixed similar problem with MKVs. So please call JVC support at (800) 252-5722 to report this issue. The more calls they get, sooner we can expect a fix. I love everything else about my JVC. Just don't want to go buy another player when i know JVC can fix it. They did it beginning of this year.
post #2447 of 2547
The fix last time actually came from LG as this unit is made by LG. It might be a good idea to also call LG about the BD370 which has the identical hardware as the BP1.

Having said that, it looks like LG is not going to support the BD370 anymore, so I wouldn't hold my breath for getting this new MKV problem fixed. The good news is that the new crop of Blu-ray players are getting less expensive every day. I tried an el cheapo BD555 model last week and it played a newer MKV file that wouldn't play on the BP1. But it was very light and looked cheap.

You can also use a program called "Handbrake" to re-encode the pixelizing MKV files--but you need a newer computer as my 7 year old computer takes about 40 hours to re-encode a 2 hour movie. I understand the newer computers will do it 60-80 times faster.
post #2448 of 2547
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Originally Posted by micah3sixty View Post

Has anyone bought and tried Toy Story 3 on their JVC player? I just bought it tonight and neither of the BD will play/load. It recognizes they are BD but then just stops and returns to the setup menu. I haven't updated the firmware yet. Is that still available? Getting frustrated here.

TS3 plays fine with latest and it's soundiing like last update from JVC. Last time I checked the JVC site the updates were available. So far I haven't had an issue with any disk I've run through the unit knock on wood.
post #2449 of 2547
i am having issues recently with 20th century fox films, specifically Amelia and Whip It. i cannot get these to play no matter what. they do not register as blu-ray and then get the usual "disc error".

earlier i was having problems with lionsgate films. i read somewhere about disabling bd-live. i have done that and initialized the "bd storage clear". after that i removed the usb thumbdrive and the lionsgate films have been playing fine.
post #2450 of 2547
the upgrade worked. with the LG firmware. Also got kickass and that works.
post #2451 of 2547
well the lg update did not fix the issues with 20th century fox. they still do not register as BD, and eventually spit out a "disc error". if anyone can get a newer 20th century fox blu-ray to work, specifically i've tried "whip it: and "amelia", please let me know. thanks.
post #2452 of 2547
Sound of Music works with no problems. I'm running the .169 firmware.
post #2453 of 2547
Quote:
Originally Posted by micah3sixty View Post

Has anyone bought and tried Toy Story 3 on their JVC player? I just bought it tonight and neither of the BD will play/load. It recognizes they are BD but then just stops and returns to the setup menu. I haven't updated the firmware yet. Is that still available? Getting frustrated here.

FWIW my BP1 played Toy Story 3 with the last JVC firmware update just fine, I don't think I've updated it over the last 6 months.
post #2454 of 2547
Did any of the updates help with the limitations of WMA files played through the USB port say on a thumb drive. As I recall any WMA FILE ripped over 128 bit couldn't be read ? Has this been corrected ?
Thanks...........
post #2455 of 2547
Quote:
Originally Posted by micah3sixty View Post

Has anyone bought and tried Toy Story 3 on their JVC player? I just bought it tonight and neither of the BD will play/load. It recognizes they are BD but then just stops and returns to the setup menu. I haven't updated the firmware yet. Is that still available? Getting frustrated here.

I have the JVC bp-1 which is a lg player. There is some comments about firmware support has ceased for jvc (1.69) but not the lg. The thread is on this site. Let me know if this firmware works. GL
post #2456 of 2547
I just msgd JVC inquiring about a firmware update. Hopefully I will get a reply. Here is the link to do so
https://support.jvc.com/consumer/sup...t.jsp?pageID=5
If they get enough msgs from us, maybe they will issue an update.
post #2457 of 2547
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Originally Posted by dean l View Post

I just msgd JVC inquiring about a firmware update. Hopefully I will get a reply. Here is the link to do so
https://support.jvc.com/consumer/sup...t.jsp?pageID=5
If they get enough msgs from us, maybe they will issue an update.

Just sent them a message.
post #2458 of 2547
Quote:
Originally Posted by dean l View Post

I just msgd JVC inquiring about a firmware update. Hopefully I will get a reply. Here is the link to do so
https://support.jvc.com/consumer/sup...t.jsp?pageID=5
If they get enough msgs from us, maybe they will issue an update.

yet to get a reply
post #2459 of 2547
i tried using that lg firmware and changed to the jbv one but it didnt work
post #2460 of 2547
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Originally Posted by dean l View Post
yet to get a reply
I got reply couple of hours after i submitted that request. Maybe the email went into your spam folder?? That's where i found one of their emails.
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