Originally Posted by Tom Tessier
Having problems playing Avatar Blu-Ray release with this BD270. Called LG and they checked my rev. Apperently not the latest and said they will mail me the update. I asked if I could download via the web and he said no. So apperently there is a newer update not being made available online.
UPDATE: I recieved two disks from LG. There is one labeled BD.8.16.059.A and another labeled HL06P. No instuctions so I put in the first one and sure enough, it was a higher rev than the on I downloaded from the LG site. The disk updated the player "SW Version" from BD.8.08.021 to BD.8.08.24B. I let it update then put in the second disk. It updated the player "Driver Version" from BD61540 to BD61560. The unit works much better now.
Edit: I posted the above before reading all of the posts made since my previous post. I wanted to explain what problems I was having before the update. Playing Avatar was hit and miss. It sometimes would not play and had to eject it and restart it over and over before it would play. Also, the analog audio out was flaky. That is, if there was a low volume portion on a moovie, the audio would shut off and when the audio level would go up, it would make a loud popping noise when it recovered. This would also happen when coming out of a pause if It was left in pause for more than 5 seconds. In addition to that, when playing avatar and inserting the disk there was a screen that would pop up asking if I wanted to resume playing where I left off but the function didn't work and would have to wait 5 minutes before it would time out and start playing.
With the latest updates of both the SW Version and the Driver Version, all of these problems are gone. My copy of Avatar will play every time inserted and when asked if I want to resume, I can select Yes or No and it will respond to that. As far as start time with the movie Avatar, it takes a longer to load than older Blu-ray disks but takes about the same amount of time to load Avatar in my Sony Blu-ray player and it has updated code in it.
As far as lock-ups after the Blu-ray disks would start playing, my player never had that issue. My player gets hot, much hotter than my Sony player but that doesn't seem to be causing any trouble as I don't have my player in an enclosed area and is on top so gets air via the vent holes. If I had it in an enclosed area, I would bet adding a little fan to the top vents would solve the problem. I know you shouldn't have to do that and it's irritating that these problems exist, it's just a suggestion. It's obvious LG didn't do any DVT testing on this unit design and it speaks volumes about thier lack of attention to reliability.