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post #121 of 1008
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Originally Posted by tomasmesa View Post

Does anyone know if this unit will work with my Netgear wifi receiver unit which has a USB connection cable? Or does it need a wired Ethernet connection? If it does not have to be a wired connection, is there a USB to Ethernet adapter available if that is the required connection?

I saw the unit tonight at BB and it surprised me that the USB port is on the front. That means that if I can connect with the USB wifi unit, it will be hanging from the front of the unit which isn't the best fashion statement (maybe I could tape it to the leg of the cabinet - that would look real cool!).

I assume it's in front for easy access to play video files and mp3s.

Someone who has one might be able to answer better, but from the manual it sounds like it only works for USB memory anyway. In fact, in the trouble-shooting section it says you need to connect a USB flash drive for BD Live to work at all. Not sure if this is true or just left over from another trouble-shooting template, but if it is, there's no way you'd be able to use a USB wifi hub.

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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

dang! how abt avchd and mkv

It says it plays AVCHD in the manual and someone already posted that AVCHD worked (not sure if they were going off the manual or not). Only WMV is listed as compatible, but apparently more formats work, so mkv will have to be tested.
post #122 of 1008
Also noticed while looking at the combatibility list that DVD-RAM is included. This is a bit unexpected, and seems to counter claims that it's a Samsung clone (the 1500's manual states that it DOES NOT read DVD-RAM).

Do many non-Panny BD players support DVD-RAM? It seems like every time I see it it's on a Panasonic player. But of course Panasonic doesn't support Netflix.
post #123 of 1008
I'll give an Xvid AVI a try....so far no luck on converting an AVI to WMV and having it recognized. Guess I can try pulling off one of the Microsoft samples and see what its parameters are and try to match them when I convert.

EDIT: Xvid AVI files work great off my USB stick....well, the one I've tried so far.
post #124 of 1008
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Originally Posted by tomasmesa View Post


I saw the unit tonight at BB and it surprised me that the USB port is on the front. That means that if I can connect with the USB wifi unit, it will be hanging from the front of the unit which isn't the best fashion statement (maybe I could tape it to the leg of the cabinet - that would look real cool!).

Not sure what model you were looking at in BB, but the USB port is on the back on the NS-WBRDVD as well as for the wired model. Take a look on the bestbuy site for the pictures of the unit. ---> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218096448903

In any case, I am not 100% sure of the answer, but I would be very doubtful that the USB port would support the internet connection. A more likely scenario would be using the ethernet port and connecting it to a wireless bridge.
post #125 of 1008
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Originally Posted by InVinoVeritas View Post

Not sure what model you were looking at in BB, but the USB port is on the back on the NS-WBRDVD as well as for the wired model.

Not sure what wired model you're looking at but the NS-BRDVD3 sitting in my living room definitely has a USB port in the front (behind a drop down door) and none in the back.
post #126 of 1008
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Originally Posted by InVinoVeritas View Post

Not sure what model you were looking at in BB, but the USB port is on the back on the NS-WBRDVD as well as for the wired model. Take a look on the bestbuy site for the pictures of the unit. ---> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218096448903

In any case, I am not 100% sure of the answer, but I would be very doubtful that the USB port would support the internet connection. A more likely scenario would be using the ethernet port and connecting it to a wireless bridge.

Wireless model= USB on back

Wired model= USB up front, bottom right hand corner, behind a flip down door
post #127 of 1008
Anyone having problems with their WIRED network connection dropping? Last night I was playing with a USB stick to try and play a video file...when I powered up the player a second time, it told me it didn't have a network connection. Nothing I did playing around with the settings menu did anything. Finally went back to my router - it was plugged into port 1 and the light was showing no activity. I pulled the cable from port one and put it in port 2 and it instantly came to life and the player connected to the net. It stayed conected the whole time it was powered on.

A little while later...after converting my video file to wmv using another converter utility I powered up the player and it had lost the network connection again. Port 2 light on my router was dark...I unplugged the cable from port 2, stuck it in port 1 and it instantly connected again.

Not sure if it has to do with plugging in a USB device or what....but the port sure seems dead until I switched router ports each time. Guess I'll have to track more carefully when I get the "network disconnected" message.
post #128 of 1008
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Originally Posted by sadmaker View Post

Wireless model= USB on back

Wired model= USB up front, bottom right hand corner, behind a flip down door

Thanks, my mistake. I have the wireless, and looked at the wired version at BB - faulty memory
post #129 of 1008
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Originally Posted by nsps View Post

It says it plays AVCHD in the manual and someone already posted that AVCHD worked (not sure if they were going off the manual or not). Only WMV is listed as compatible, but apparently more formats work, so mkv will have to be tested.

I'd be really interested to know if this will play the .MTS AVCHD files that come off a Canon HFS-10 - I saw above that M2TS files don't seem to work. I'd be happy playing them off a USB drive or even burning to DVD.

Thanks,
Bobby
post #130 of 1008
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Originally Posted by tomasmesa View Post

Does anyone know if this unit will work with my Netgear wifi receiver unit which has a USB connection cable? Or does it need a wired Ethernet connection? If it does not have to be a wired connection, is there a USB to Ethernet adapter available if that is the required connection?

I saw the unit tonight at BB and it surprised me that the USB port is on the front. That means that if I can connect with the USB wifi unit, it will be hanging from the front of the unit which isn't the best fashion statement (maybe I could tape it to the leg of the cabinet - that would look real cool!).

I plugged mine into my Airport Express (which is connected wirelessly to to my DLink wireless router in the basement) and it works perfectly and I watched a Netflix streaming movie last night with no problems.

For $100, I've been really pleased.
post #131 of 1008
A weird thing happened to me last night with this player....I've had it linked to my Netflix account since last week Thursday and last night I turned it on and said it lost connection to my Netflix account and I had to re-enter the code online to get the box re-activated to my account. Hope this isn't a reoccurring thing....

Anyone else have this happen???
post #132 of 1008
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Originally Posted by johnny15 View Post

A weird thing happened to me last night with this player....I've had it linked to my Netflix account since last week Thursday and last night I turned it on and said it lost connection to my Netflix account and I had to re-enter the code online to get the box re-activated to my account. Hope this isn't a reoccurring thing....

Anyone else have this happen???

Same happened to me Sunday night.
post #133 of 1008
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Originally Posted by fhall1 View Post

Anyone having problems with their WIRED network connection dropping? Last night I was playing with a USB stick to try and play a video file...when I powered up the player a second time, it told me it didn't have a network connection. Nothing I did playing around with the settings menu did anything. Finally went back to my router - it was plugged into port 1 and the light was showing no activity. I pulled the cable from port one and put it in port 2 and it instantly came to life and the player connected to the net. It stayed conected the whole time it was powered on.

A little while later...after converting my video file to wmv using another converter utility I powered up the player and it had lost the network connection again. Port 2 light on my router was dark...I unplugged the cable from port 2, stuck it in port 1 and it instantly connected again.

Not sure if it has to do with plugging in a USB device or what....but the port sure seems dead until I switched router ports each time. Guess I'll have to track more carefully when I get the "network disconnected" message.

I picked up the wired player on Friday, and have had this same issue. Most times I power up the unit, the Network reports as disconnected. I haven't tried plugging in andy USB devices yet, so I don't think the issue is related.

Disconnecting and reconnecting either end of the ethernet cable causes the player to immediately recognize the network. I have tried multiple cables, and multiple ports in the router, with the same results each time. I can connect either of two available laptops to the same cable and immediately have a network connection.

I have even set the IP address to static instead of DHCP, thinking that may be the issue, but still exhibit the same behavior.

I am leaning towards exchanging this unit for another of the same, as when it works, I am more than satisfied with the picture quality, load speeds and Netflix streaming interface and quality.

Anyone else having similar issues?
post #134 of 1008
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Originally Posted by bhorrell View Post

Same happened to me Sunday night.

I had all running fine for couple of hours and network connection seems to have been lost, I tried lot of stuff and eventually had to reset my DSL modem and it was able to acquire IP address dynamicaly and I was online again. I will have to keep an eye on this.
post #135 of 1008
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Originally Posted by ashengrey View Post

I picked up the wired player on Friday, and have had this same issue. Most times I power up the unit, the Network reports as disconnected. I haven't tried plugging in andy USB devices yet, so I don't think the issue is related.

Disconnecting and reconnecting either end of the ethernet cable causes the player to immediately recognize the network. I have tried multiple cables, and multiple ports in the router, with the same results each time. I can connect either of two available laptops to the same cable and immediately have a network connection.

I have even set the IP address to static instead of DHCP, thinking that may be the issue, but still exhibit the same behavior.

I am leaning towards exchanging this unit for another of the same, as when it works, I am more than satisfied with the picture quality, load speeds and Netflix streaming interface and quality.

Anyone else having similar issues?

I tried the same, eventually had to reset my router. Let us know if you happen to exchange how the new one is behaving. My guess all units might have this issue, something not right on how they have configured thier network connection inside the box, hopefully a firmware update can fix it.
I browsed the Insignia website forums and some one from the company is responding to everyones emails posted with issues, may be some one more tech savy from one of us can pitch in there explaining this symptoms.
post #136 of 1008
SVM, got a link for the Insignia forum? I'd be happy to post.
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post #138 of 1008
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Originally Posted by ashengrey View Post

Anyone else having similar issues?

None at all with me. Haven't lost connection yet. Perhaps it is a problem with your router?
post #139 of 1008
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Originally Posted by ashengrey View Post

I picked up the wired player on Friday, and have had this same issue. Most times I power up the unit, the Network reports as disconnected. I haven't tried plugging in andy USB devices yet, so I don't think the issue is related.

Disconnecting and reconnecting either end of the ethernet cable causes the player to immediately recognize the network. I have tried multiple cables, and multiple ports in the router, with the same results each time. I can connect either of two available laptops to the same cable and immediately have a network connection.

I have even set the IP address to static instead of DHCP, thinking that may be the issue, but still exhibit the same behavior.

I am leaning towards exchanging this unit for another of the same, as when it works, I am more than satisfied with the picture quality, load speeds and Netflix streaming interface and quality.

Anyone else having similar issues?

Glad to know it doesn't seem to be USB related - sounds almost like the network port goes to sleep for some reason. I posted the issue on the insignia forum, but it wouldn't hurt for others to chime in with their experiences. If they see it's widespread they may move quicker to fix it in a firmware update (hopefully it can be fixed in firmware).
post #140 of 1008
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Wow, impressive service for an off-brand. A few days after the volume/stepback issue was reported, they issued a firmware update to fix it.
post #141 of 1008
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Originally Posted by fhall1 View Post

Glad to know it doesn't seem to be USB related - sounds almost like the network port goes to sleep for some reason. I posted the issue on the insignia forum, but it wouldn't hurt for others to chime in with their experiences. If they see it's widespread they may move quicker to fix it in a firmware update (hopefully it can be fixed in firmware).

I posted my information to the Insignia forum as well.
post #142 of 1008
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Originally Posted by COTJ View Post

I plugged mine into my Airport Express (which is connected wirelessly to to my DLink wireless router in the basement) and it works perfectly and I watched a Netflix streaming movie last night with no problems.

For $100, I've been really pleased.

COTJ - So you plugged your Airport Express wifi hub directly into the USB port in the front (not via an Ethernet connection in the back) correct? That's what I would do with my hub. Another reader responded that he thought the system required a flash drive memory to allow it to work with the streaming video option (plugged into the USB port). Did your setup use that or was it necessary?
post #143 of 1008
I picked one up to try out.

Comparing the hardware beside an LG BD 370, I'd guess that it was a clone of it rather than a Samsung (which would make sense for the WBRDVD3 being based off the 390). The big difference is that the LG makes no claims of DVD-RAM compatibility (the Samsung explicitly denies compatibility) and I have a hard time seeing the off-brand adding such a specialized functionality. I'll have to test a DVD-RAM disc out to see if it really works…
post #144 of 1008
has anyone confirmed the success of hacking DVD free region?

If this player can play multi region DVD, I am sold to get one now.
post #145 of 1008
are any of you guys experiencing a noisy disc tray? My player is silent when playing off a usb and Netflix but when the disc is spinning there is a faint buzz along with some high-pitched sounds. I don't know if its just something with this model being that its cheap or if its just my particular player and I need to exchange for a different one.
post #146 of 1008
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Originally Posted by Jose Herrera View Post

are any of you guys experiencing a noisy disc tray? My player is silent when playing off a usb and Netflix but when the disc is spinning there is a faint buzz along with some high-pitched sounds. I don't know if its just something with this model being that its cheap or if its just my particular player and I need to exchange for a different one.

I have some noice while loading a disk or when you power on the unit and a little buzz while playing (not intrusive though!) my guess that is how the drive is going to be.
post #147 of 1008
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Originally Posted by SVM View Post

I have some noice while loading a disk or when you power on the unit and a little buzz while playing (not intrusive though!) my guess that is how the drive is going to be.

I know what you're talking about. Those loading sounds don't actually bother me either. I'm talking about when the movie is playing. There is a high pitched sound every now and then.
post #148 of 1008
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Originally Posted by tender View Post

Just tested and I am not happy with the player. I get lots of static on the screen. Using the same TV, DVD and HDMI cable with another DVD player, I don't get static on the screen. I am going back to Best Buy to exchange this and hope it works. Anyone else with static on the screen? I am guessing I have a bad unit.

I unfortunately suffer the same problem. Lots of static in 1080p. Good picture with all other resolutions On my second NS-BRDVD3 and it has the same problem. Interestingly in 1080p with "film mode" on the static goes away. With Netflix it seems to stay in the "film mode" and it works fine, but with 1080i Blu-ray films and DVD's the film mode seems to deactivate and static returns. I haven't had the chance to test a full 1080p native blue-ray. I am thinking it might be a problem with my tv with 1080p analogue vs 1080p Digital, but I don't have an issue with my Xbox 360 in 1080p so I can't say there isn't an issue with the NS-BRDVD3 on some TV's. (42' LG)
post #149 of 1008
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Originally Posted by Jose Herrera View Post

I know what you're talking about. Those loading sounds don't actually bother me either. I'm talking about when the movie is playing. There is a high pitched sound every now and then.

I would probably exchange it!
post #150 of 1008
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Originally Posted by kev1031 View Post

has anyone confirmed the success of hacking DVD free region?

Unless I missed something, I don't think anyone has even suggested a hack, let alone confirmed one. I just tried a couple CD-Rs used to access the region-select menu on the LG BD-370 and they didn't work (although I don't know if those discs still work on the LG or if the discs I burned would definitely have worked on the LF—the zip file is tiny, so if anyone has a zip file bigger than 1k, let me know and I'll try it out.). I didn't try this prior to the Netflix upgrade.

Any attempt at entering codes while the tray is open after powering off and on were met with a red buster and the word "prohibited" in the upper-right corner.

I played an Xvid AVI, an MKV, an MP4 and a WMV with success. The audio was out of synch on the AVI though. It plays fine on my computer.

I stuck in a profile 1.0 DVD-RAM disc and it said "no disc" after trying to read it. (The manual says it supports 2.0 and I assume that would be backwards compatible, but I'm no DVD-RAM expert.) My guess is that something got copy and pasted that shouldn't have, which makes the clone guessing game a bit less confusing, even if still unclear. My guess is still LG based entirely on hardware layout.
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