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post #181 of 6387
just a fyi for folks having bought the BD570 player from bestbuy or wish to do so next week, BB will have a special price of $250 starting this sunday....

enjoy!
post #182 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Mr. M View Post

Lots of strange problems. Wont read several BluRay Discs. Ratatouille, Transformers, I am Legend among others..

Anyone else have these discs to give a spin?
post #183 of 6387
Hey everyone,

First off this thread had great info, thanks.

Ok so I got a BD 590 last night to replace the Insignia WBRDVD I have that is being returned because the thing keeps freezing up on start up, cheap price but cheap unit.

I really just need a wifi unit that streams Netflix to the TV and will play mpeg4 files off the USB input, the blue ray disc is secondary for me, yeah i know but i can live with basic dvds.

Anways got the BD 590 home last night hooked it up, got the wifi working no problem(apple airport extreme older version), did the software upgrade... restarted...got Netflix setup again with new player..the images of the covers on Netflix are sharper and netflix itself loads & streams better, especially the FF/RR then the Insigna player did.

I got the DNLA to work with my mac mini, I was only streaming mpeg4 video files but it seemed fine. I copied some files over the wifi to the internal hard drive to test it out, not the fastest thing but it worked no problem, which was cool.

Now here's my only problem, the BD 590 will only see my sandisk USB flash drive when the unit is powered on with the drive already inserted, it shows up fine. If the unit is already on and I insert the usb drive it doesn't see it at all??? I can see the drive flashing a little but it doesn't get recognized by the player.

The Insignia would see the USB drive any time I would insert it.

Anyone else have this problem? Can someone with a 590 and a litttle flash drive check this out on their unit?

I tried both my 8g & 16g sandisk same results.

When the 590 did see the flash drive in the usb port, it played the mpeg4 movie files fine, copying from the usb to internal drive was fast, worked great.

Playing from the internal drive works great, I renamed a folder no problem.

Cons about 590...

stupid front cover that hides usb slot.
hard drive noise, it's noticeable.

A 570 would be fine for what I need if the usb port was in the back of the unit or just not hidden under the front cover so i could keep a small HD attached all the time. The 590 and 570 loses alot of its nice look with that front cover half way down or fully down to give access to usb, plus it also loses the dust protection if its down all the time.

I watched a couple of Blue rays for the first time on the Insignia and wasn't that amazed, hopefully when i see them on the LG it'll be better, I dont have any other reference since these are my first players.

oh so heres my set little set up, its basic but that's all i need

Samsung 540, LG 590, one 3ft monoprice HDMI cable, 20meg internet connection.

So whats a really great looking Blue Ray Disc to check out ??

thanks again for all the info

louie
post #184 of 6387
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Originally Posted by dpags View Post

I just checked and yes you can also copy files/folders from the internal hard drive to a USB drive/device.

thanks - sorry if i am driving you crazy

i was wondering if i rip all my music on my computer to my external 1 Tera hard drive with my computer -
i would put all the music on the external drive with the computer - then disconnect it from the computer and plug it in the DVD player - would i be able to play music from that external HD i just plugged in and have all my music i ripped there from the computer on it ?

also is there a display that tells me what i am listening to ? is the front panel of the dvd player do that or does it display it on the TV ?

this is new to me - sounds pretty simple - but i dont know how it works exactly -

thanks
post #185 of 6387
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Originally Posted by gordita View Post

just a fyi for folks having bought the BD570 player from bestbuy or wish to do so next week, BB will have a special price of $250 starting this sunday....

enjoy!

I'd rather get it from amazon for $249 free ship than paying $25 in taxes. Free 2 day ship with prime (free 30 day trial for new users)
post #186 of 6387
Is the 590 hard drive upgradeable?
post #187 of 6387
I have the 390 and when steaming large mkv files (over 7 gb) it stutters due to the size. Smaller files work fine. I have it set up as wireless.
On the 590 can you stream movie files from your PC and copy them to the hard drive and then play them back. If so I would assume there would be no stutter or freezing problems with mkv files as they would be playing from the hard drive rather than streaming wirelessly.
post #188 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Alcoholic247 View Post

I'd rather get it from amazon for $249 free ship than paying $25 in taxes. Free 2 day ship with prime (free 30 day trial for new users)

I'd stay away from prime...

Do the free shipping... they claim 5 to 6 day but in each case I've used it, I've had my items arrive within three days.

When I used prime, I cancelled but they still charge me... I eventually had it taken off my cc. Not good.
post #189 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Alcoholic247 View Post

I'd rather get it from amazon for $249 free ship than paying $25 in taxes. Free 2 day ship with prime (free 30 day trial for new users)

You might hold off ordering until next week. Amazon had the 570 for $234.57 for a day or so last week, and that's when I placed my order. They might well lower the price again when the BB deal goes live.
post #190 of 6387
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Originally Posted by CochiseGuy View Post

You might hold off ordering until next week. Amazon had the 570 for $234.57 for a day or so last week, and that's when I placed my order. They might well lower the price again when the BB deal goes live.

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Audioholics has the BD570 for $229 with free ship, I honestly don't know how reputable they are.

http://store.audioholics.com/product.php/2899/0
post #191 of 6387
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Originally Posted by kenvt View Post

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Audioholics has the BD570 for $229 with free ship, I honestly don't know how reputable they are.

http://store.audioholics.com/product.php/2899/0

They have a pretty good rating at rellerratings.com
http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Audioholics
post #192 of 6387
Ok So I understand the BD590 has the built in hard drive. But I mean if you already had a larger external USB hard drive why not just get the 570? Its more than 100 dollars cheaper. I'm currently debating which one to get... excuse my ignorance as I'm not a AV guru.
post #193 of 6387
So the 570 only adds wifi over the 550? Might as well get the 550 I guess.
post #194 of 6387
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Originally Posted by blackmax2k1 View Post

So the 570 only adds wifi over the 550? Might as well get the 550 I guess.

I don't think the 550 has DLNA ("Home Link"). Seems weird they would force WiFi on you if you want DLNA, though.
post #195 of 6387
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Ok So I understand the BD590 has the built in hard drive. But I mean if you already had a larger external USB hard drive why not just get the 570? Its more than 100 dollars cheaper. I'm currently debating which one to get... excuse my ignorance as I'm not a AV guru.

Any input on using an external HD vs forking over the extra money for the 590?
post #196 of 6387
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rekrul View Post

Any input on using an external HD vs forking over the extra money for the 590?

Read the thread. It's been discussed.
post #197 of 6387
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Originally Posted by blackmax2k1 View Post

So the 570 only adds wifi over the 550? Might as well get the 550 I guess.

Here is what the 570 has that the 550 doesn't (Differences from the LG website)

Wi-Fi Connectivity
802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band only)

Video Content Format
DivX®/DivX HD, MKV

Home Link Playable Content Format
DivX®/DivX HD, MPEG2 TS/PS, MPEG1
SS, XVID, MKV, AVI, WMA, MP3, AC3,
AAC, JPEG, PNG

DLNA

Digital Out (Optical)

Nero® MediaHome Bundle Disc

Slightly different sizes
570 16.9 x 1.7 x 8.0
550 16.9 x 1.8 x 7.9
post #198 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Stravos View Post

I don't think the 550 has DLNA ("Home Link"). Seems weird they would force WiFi on you if you want DLNA, though.

As discussed, there are several other features the 550 lacks. But they don't "force" wireless on you - both the 570 & 590 have a wired LAN port, in addition to wireless.
post #199 of 6387
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Originally Posted by CochiseGuy View Post

As discussed, there are several other features the 550 lacks. But they don't "force" wireless on you - both the 570 & 590 have a wired LAN port, in addition to wireless.

Well, they force you to pay for it. I prefer using a single wireless bridge with all my networked HT stuff.

I'm just bitter because I want this player, but don't want to pay that price premium
post #200 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Stravos View Post

Well, they force you to pay for it. I prefer using a single wireless bridge with all my networked HT stuff.

I'm just bitter because I want this player, but don't want to pay that price premium

Well, that Audioholics link in post #190 for $229 w/ free shipping is the best price I've seen for it. I checked, and they have the 550 for $179, so the 570 is a $50 premium for the wireless & additional file handling capability. They also have the 590 for $379, a price premium of $150. Think of the $150 you're saving by not getting an internal hard drive to trick your mind into forgetting about the $50.
post #201 of 6387
I have a BD570. I've tried to record two different plain audio CDs, but neither one works. The only options on the menu are "Buy info." and "Close". I have the latest firmware. Anyone else experiencing this issue?
post #202 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Luyseyal View Post

I have a BD570. I've tried to record two different plain audio CDs, but neither one works. The only options on the menu are "Buy info." and "Close". I have the latest firmware. Anyone else experiencing this issue?

You said "record", did you mean play ? As far as I know the BD570 doesn't record anything.

-Ken
post #203 of 6387
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Originally Posted by kenvt View Post

You said "record", did you mean play ? As far as I know the BD570 doesn't record anything.

Actually, if you have a USB drive connected to the BD570 the instructions tell you that you can rip audio CDs. See page 47 of the manual.

Hrm.. I have a very large NTFS device connected. Maybe I should try it with a big USB key and see if the problem is FAT32 vs NTFS...

-l
post #204 of 6387
that's a good price for the 570. it does everything i want it to do (dlna, pandora, picasa, netflix, even bluray!)...and right now lg is the only one with all of this functionality. sony won't have dlna until july, and you have to go overseas to get dlna in a panny.
post #205 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Luyseyal View Post

Actually, if you have a USB drive connected to the BD570 the instructions tell you that you can rip audio CDs. See page 47 of the manual.

Hrm.. I have a very large NTFS device connected. Maybe I should try it with a big USB key and see if the problem is FAT32 vs NTFS...

-l

According to page 26 of the BD570 manual:

This player supports USB flash drive/external
HDD formatted in FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS when
accessing files (music, photo, movie). However,
for BD-LIVE and Audio CD recording, only FAT16
and FAT32 formats are supported. Use the USB
flash drive/external HDD formatted in either
FAT16 or FAT32 when using BD-LIVE and Audio
CD recording.

Too bad they didn't put that statement in the section describing the audio recording function, lol.
post #206 of 6387
According to how I am reading page 86 of the BD570 manual it appears that output resolutions are limited to 480p when using component cables and playing "copy protected" media (no HDMI connected). Can anyone confirm this?

I'm assuming this would be playing back a commercial blu-ray or any of the streaming options (Vudu, Netflix, etc)???

I just want to know if I'm required to connect this via HDMI to experience full 1080 resolutions.

Thanks!
post #207 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Magicspell View Post

According to how I am reading page 86 of the BD570 manual it appears that output resolutions are limited to 480p when using component cables and playing "copy protected" media (no HDMI connected). Can anyone confirm this?

I'm assuming this would be playing back a commercial blu-ray or any of the streaming options (Vudu, Netflix, etc)???

I just want to know if I'm required to connect this via HDMI to experience full 1080 resolutions.

Thanks!

Just DVD's. You will still get 1080i from Vudu and Netflix on HD Instant. Well, I think Netflix is in 720, but it upcoverts . Regardless, I've tested several streams via component and it is as good to my eyes as 1080i....You can tell the artifacts in the "non-hd" instant streams to compare
post #208 of 6387
Is there any way to tell if Netflix is playing the HD stream or not? On the XBOX 360 it tells you it's in HD when you start playing it. On the 570 I have no way of knowing if it's actually playing the HD version when available or not.
post #209 of 6387
I was in Fry's today, and they had stacks of BD590's for $199.99
post #210 of 6387
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Originally Posted by dave7zombie View Post

I was in Fry's today, and they had stacks of BD590's for $199.99

don't you bd390's? that would be a steal for a $399 blu-ray play to be half at introduction
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