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post #1381 of 6383
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Originally Posted by macbillybob View Post

Love my 550 but don't have to deal with file sharing issues. Just bluray discs and Netflix.

All works great now that the firmware has been updated.

Good to hear one person likes it, thanks! Just bought/setup my new BD590, will report back after I've played with it awhile (fun fun fun!).
post #1382 of 6383
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Originally Posted by skoretsk View Post

Good to hear one person likes it, thanks! Just bought/setup my new BD590, will report back after I've played with it awhile (fun fun fun!).

Same here, just hooked mine up today with a new wireless N router and it works great. Streamed netflix, went to the vudu site, played a blu-ray. Love it.
post #1383 of 6383
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Originally Posted by dechor View Post

Question about Netflix and such on the BD570:

If I purchase a movie, and don't finisht it that night, what happens to it? Can I go back to the same spot the next day? It's not like my DirecTV Tivo; doesn't seem like it... Do the people who have the BD590 with a hard-drive able to save it localy and go back to it? On the BD570 am I able to pause the movie, rewind, fast-forward?

With Netflix it (Netflix) remembers where you were and gives you the option of continuing from where you stopped or start at the beginning again.

don't know about other services, haven't used them yet.

I only have the 550 and it does not have any local storage.

Yes you can pause etc. Got to go get that beer .........and then get rid of the beer.
post #1384 of 6383
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Originally Posted by jukl View Post

some more information about renaming? etc?

Check this post.

Don't have any info as I don't want to brick my player ... and anyway none of these services work in EU (IP range ...).
post #1385 of 6383
I have the 550 and so far so good. Version is BD8.31.156.c.
I see an update is available on the LG site (and the 550 keeps asking me if I want to update so I guess it's seen it too)
My question is: do I want to update? I mean, what advantages are there in updating?
I've read here how some people are trying to roll back. I don't have any media files, just blu ray and vudu, youtube etc. which all work fine. (don't have netflix so I can't comment on that)
post #1386 of 6383
In an effort to better secure our wi-fi, my dad set up our router so that we would have to add the MAC number of each device to the router in order for it to be able to connect. We've been successful at adding all laptops, wiis, etc. but are having trouble adding this Blu-Ray player. Does anyone know how to identify the MAC (wireless ethernet card) number on the player?

Thanks.
post #1387 of 6383
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Originally Posted by jorgeu View Post

In an effort to better secure our wi-fi, my dad set up our router so that we would have to add the MAC number of each device to the router in order for it to be able to connect. We've been successful at adding all laptops, wiis, etc. but are having trouble adding this Blu-Ray player. Does anyone know how to identify the MAC (wireless ethernet card) number on the player?

Thanks.

jorgeu:

Funny you ask that cause I had the same issue last week and asked the same question but you're in luck! I finally hooked up mine last night successfully. I am as well running MAC Filtering and was running at WPA2/TKIP encryption; it would never connect no matter what. I then changed the router to WEP and had the BD simply connect, looked in the router's wireless status for the new MAC Address, wrote it down. Then added it to the MAC Filtering Table. Then I raised the security to WPA / TKIP (not WPA2/TKIP) and with MAC Filtering still enabled, BAM!!!, connected instantly. I have the BD570 that I just bought 2 weeks ago.
post #1388 of 6383
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Originally Posted by jdailey23 View Post

Same here, just hooked mine up today with a new wireless N router and it works great. Streamed netflix, went to the vudu site, played a blu-ray. Love it.

So far everything's going well with my BD590, love it so far, Netflix seems more stable. One problem - intermittent audio drops with Pandora radio. Is anyone else having this problem?

BTW - I'm LAN (wired) internet connected, > 10 Mb/s download speed.
post #1389 of 6383
I'm just about to pull the trigger on this unit, but have a quick question and haven't been able to find the answer in this thread:

If I have M2TS files copied directly off of a Blu-Ray disc onto a hard drive, if I play them from the USB connected hard drive attached to this unit, will they play w/full TrueHD/DTS-HD audio, or will they be downsampled in some manner to AC3 or whatever?
post #1390 of 6383
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Originally Posted by dechor View Post

jorgeu:

Funny you ask that cause I had the same issue last week and asked the same question but you're in luck! I finally hooked up mine last night successfully. I am as well running MAC Filtering and was running at WPA2/TKIP encryption; it would never connect no matter what. I then changed the router to WEP and had the BD simply connect, looked in the router's wireless status for the new MAC Address, wrote it down. Then added it to the MAC Filtering Table. Then I raised the security to WPA / TKIP (not WPA2/TKIP) and with MAC Filtering still enabled, BAM!!!, connected instantly. I have the BD570 that I just bought 2 weeks ago.

dechor!! Thank you so much. That did it!! You (and my dad ) are awesome. Thanks!
post #1391 of 6383
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Originally Posted by liebowa View Post

I'm just about to pull the trigger on this unit, but have a quick question and haven't been able to find the answer in this thread:

If I have M2TS files copied directly off of a Blu-Ray disc onto a hard drive, if I play them from the USB connected hard drive attached to this unit, will they play w/full TrueHD/DTS-HD audio, or will they be downsampled in some manner to AC3 or whatever?

Nope you will get video but no audio.
post #1392 of 6383
Anyone think that the BD570 apply way too much sharpness by default?

Only setting that satisfied me is the user settings with sharpness turned down to -3 (noise reduction to -3 as well). BD playback is way more appealing, DVD upscaling too. Alternatively movie mode is usable too, seems to have sharpness and noise reduction at a minimum, but colors are slightly darker.
post #1393 of 6383
Don't know if this will help anyone or not but for those having Win 7 sharing problems, do you have "Password Protected Sharing" turned off? I think the default setting is "on". You can access this setting by clicking on "Network and Sharing Center" in the Control Panel. On the left side click on "Change advanced sharing settings". Scroll down a bit, it is second from the bottom above "HomeGroup connections". this should help those having to put in a password to share folders.
post #1394 of 6383
I have a BD570 with the latest firmware. It is my first Blu-ray player. I was watching Baraka today (the first disc I've played) and noticed some audio dropouts and short freezes. They don't repeat when I rewind the video.
How common are these types of playback issues with Blu-ray?
post #1395 of 6383
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Originally Posted by _crs_ View Post

Anyone think that the BD570 apply way too much sharpness by default?

Only setting that satisfied me is the user settings with sharpness turned down to -3 (noise reduction to -3 as well). BD playback is way more appealing, DVD upscaling too. Alternatively movie mode is usable too, seems to have sharpness and noise reduction at a minimum, but colors are slightly darker.

I felt that way with the 590. I eventually returned it. I compared it to my lg 390 sitting next to it and strongly felt that the 390 had a more correct image and slightly cleaner for both blu and STD DVD. I liked the 390 menu system better also. Having said that, the cd archiving feature on the 590 was cool.
post #1396 of 6383
just updated the software on my BD590 and now i see napster is on the menu screen. Wonder why they put that if they already have pandora. Would have been nice if they activated all the apps under VUDU like you see on some machines
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Hi guys.I own 570 and have similar problems like most of you here - networking.
I hooked it up with router via LAN cable , it worked like charm.
However , when I tried wireless connection , problems begin.Somehow I menaged to connect with my wireless connection from router.But now I cant see shared files from my laptop.
It keeps promtin on CIFS log in , I try my usual windows accaunt username and password but it wont work.

What should I write?Should I install that nero program I got in cd?I havent already, I thougt I can do without it.
post #1398 of 6383
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Originally Posted by drew64 View Post

just updated the software on my BD590 and now i see napster is on the menu screen. Wonder why they put that if they already have pandora. Would have been nice if they activated all the apps under VUDU like you see on some machines

I'd bet that Napster is paying them, along with Pandora on non exlcusive agreements. It is disapointing that more free services aren't available. I have no interest in paying Napster, MLB.TV, Netflix...etc

-Ken
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Thread Starter 
Napster? Bleh. Maybe in 1999 I would care, but in 2010, Pandora is fine. Work on getting Hulu! Or Amazon VOD. CinemaNow has proven to be a pretty big failure.
post #1400 of 6383
Napster is a lot better than Pandora for some people. Napster lets you listen to whatever music you want, including full albums. It is like having a huge CD collection while Pandora is like having a radio station with a DJ that has the same taste as you.
post #1401 of 6383
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post

Napster? Bleh. Maybe in 1999 I would care, but in 2010, Pandora is fine. Work on getting Hulu! Or Amazon VOD. CinemaNow has proven to be a pretty big failure.

I say get them all plus twitter, faceook etc. the more options the better. I wish that MLB.TV would have maybe one free game each day or samples of games for free so you could check it out.

-Ken
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DrewLCD View Post

Napster is a lot better than Pandora for some people. Napster lets you listen to whatever music you want, including full albums. It is like having a huge CD collection while Pandora is like having a radio station with a DJ that has the same taste as you.

But it's a pay service, right? Looks like it from there site.
post #1403 of 6383
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Originally Posted by foolball View Post

Here's my problem.
I have a sony xbr9 tv and a LG bd550 player. when I connect the LG to my sony, I see the boot up with the LG logo. As the boot up is going, it shows a 720x480 res on the top left corner. When that is complete, the screen is blank for a few seconds and then I get a tv error message saying there is no input connection.

So I then insert a bluray and that plays ok. As soon as I stop the dvd, the LG main menu shows up and everything works fine.

It's just the initial power up I have issues getting the main menu. I took the player and used it on a samsung tv and the main menu showed up fine.

I think it's a setting issue on the sony but I'm wondering if anyone knows what and how to fix the problem.

thanks

Exact same problem. Only way around it so far that I have found is to keep a disc in the machine at all times, when it starts to auto-play, hit home to get to the menu.

The XBR9 is just not picking up the output from the LG at a menu level until the disc "signal" is output.
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Has anyone noticed any improvement with the new update on the playing of mkvs from DVDs/DVD DLs?

I read earlier in this thread that some were having problems with the player freezing or stopping play after 30-40 min of playing a mkv file from a disc.

I had the same problem. It didn't matter the size >4G or <4G.

I had to return the LG 570 I purchased a few weeks ago, it started freezing with everything - even with the new update. So I couldn't tell if this issue with mkvs had been resolved.

I'm trying to decide whether to get a replacement LG 570, upgrade to a 590 or just try another brand.

Thanks for any response.
post #1405 of 6383
Besides the awesome pq (and I have owned Oppo and Marantz blu-ray), I really like the 250GB. I just borrow CD's from my buddies and rip them in wav, and the 590 also downloads CD info and cover art.
post #1406 of 6383
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Originally Posted by Talk2Me View Post

Besides the awesome pq (and I have owned Oppo and Marantz blu-ray), I really like the 250GB. I just borrow CD's from my buddies and rip them in wav, and the 590 also downloads CD info and cover art.

Are you saying the LG590 gives a better picture from Blu-ray than the Oppo?
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Originally Posted by hemrie View Post

Has anyone noticed any improvement with the new update on the playing of mkvs from DVDs/DVD DLs?

Not a helpful reply, but for the record I just updated my 570 to 273 over the internet without a hitch.

Never had any of the problems others have cited here -- everything has worked perfectly out of the box, across 3 updates now. Netflix HD streaming is fabulous, and the ability to play HD content directly from my PC via shares, at full resolution (even 1080p) is, and looks, fantastic.

1080p m2ts material copied from my Sony camcorder on to my PC plays without problems over the network too.

So, FWIW, here's a very happy customer that is having no issues at all. This is in stark contrast to that POS boat anchor I initially purchased at COSTCO -- the Sony BDP570 -- which was absolutely worthless. Even when the eargerly anticipated update came through last month finally enabling something they call DLNA, it was still a completely non-functional pile of horsesh!t that wouldn't stream anything from TVersity, Orb, WMP, and even a few pay-for streaming server demos that I downloaded and tried.
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Originally Posted by dwallersv View Post

Not a helpful reply, but for the record I just updated my 570 to 273 over the internet without a hitch.

Never had any of the problems others have cited here -- everything has worked perfectly out of the box, across 3 updates now. Netflix HD streaming is fabulous, and the ability to play HD content directly from my PC via shares, at full resolution (even 1080p) is, and looks, fantastic.

1080p m2ts material copied from my Sony camcorder on to my PC plays without problems over the network too.

So, FWIW, here's a very happy customer that is having no issues at all. This is in stark contrast to that POS boat anchor I initially purchased at COSTCO -- the Sony BDP570 -- which was absolutely worthless. Even when the eargerly anticipated update came through last month finally enabling something they call DLNA, it was still a completely non-functional pile of horsesh!t that wouldn't stream anything from TVersity, Orb, WMP, and even a few pay-for streaming server demos that I downloaded and tried.

I have both the Sony BDP-S570 and LG BD-570 and I wouldn't call that Sony a POS. The one thing Sony does better than LG is with YouTube. You can see your Playlist, search and add a favorite, delete a favorite, see user's channel and add a favorite--all things you can do with Sony but not with the LG. So, for YouTube, Sony wins.
post #1409 of 6383
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Originally Posted by iam12fear View Post

Don't know if this will help anyone or not but for those having Win 7 sharing problems, do you have "Password Protected Sharing" turned off? I think the default setting is "on". You can access this setting by clicking on "Network and Sharing Center" in the Control Panel. On the left side click on "Change advanced sharing settings". Scroll down a bit, it is second from the bottom above "HomeGroup connections". this should help those having to put in a password to share folders.

Thanks for the tip, but it doesn't work either way (at least at my setup). I guess a networked dvd player that is launched at February of 2010 could be more Win7 compatible that this one (have these guys in LG heard of the world "HomeGroup"???
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Originally Posted by hrvojexyz View Post

Hi guys.I own 570 and have similar problems like most of you here - networking.
I hooked it up with router via LAN cable , it worked like charm.
However , when I tried wireless connection , problems begin.Somehow I menaged to connect with my wireless connection from router.But now I cant see shared files from my laptop.
It keeps promtin on CIFS log in , I try my usual windows accaunt username and password but it wont work.

What should I write?Should I install that nero program I got in cd?I havent already, I thougt I can do without it.

I guess that Nero should play for you, no matter what (although I'd be very interested in knowing if you can stream 720p's and 1080's through Nero and wireless). Could you please share with us the settings you had made before and everything was working perfectly? At which OS were you on?

Regards,
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