or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Blu-ray & HD DVD › Blu-ray Players › Official LG BD550/BD560/BD570/BD590 Owners Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Official LG BD550/BD560/BD570/BD590 Owners Thread - Page 8

post #211 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigtim2000 View Post

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

No, these were the 590's sitting right next to the new stacks of the Samsung's. Fry's had been selling the 390's for $249.99 then to $229.99 (in store) online the the 390's are $199.90, but they don't have any 590's online yet. Fry's.com VS in store can be so different. I think I may go back tomorrow and get one. I didn't grab one, cause I wasn't there to by a new player, cause of the Pioneer BD 320 I got for $179.99. from One Call.
post #212 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave7zombie View Post

No, these were the 590's sitting right next to the new stacks of the Samsung's. Fry's had been selling the 390's for $249.99 then to $229.99 (in store) online the the 390's are $199.90, but they don't have any 590's online yet. Fry's.com VS in store can be so different. I think I may go back tomorrow and get one. I didn't grab one, cause I wasn't there to by a new player, cause of the Pioneer BD 320 I got for $179.99. from One Call.

Gotta check out my local fry's here in Illinois!!!
post #213 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigtim2000 View Post

Gotta check out my local fry's here in Illinois!!!

I even commented to one of the salesman about how they had the 390's just a few weeks ago in the low $200's, and now have the 390's replacment (590) for less. He just said "yep"! I do know that Fry's has been known to even price things different from one store to the next from state to state. I will report back tomorrow about the LG's and what they were selling the Samsungs for.
post #214 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by spyfy View Post

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.

No, it just shows the title in HD, but when it loads it doesn't show quality like the BD390 does.
post #215 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave7zombie View Post

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

I'll be going to my local to check as well. If I can get a 570 for $150, I will.
post #216 of 6387
I picked up a 570 from BB yesterday for $280. Wonder if they will price match today with the reduction to $250? I hope so. Otherwise, I'll probably return it and "re-buy."

Setup was a breeze. I configured the wi-fi in about 30 seconds, and before reading this thread I updated the firmware.

Netflix is great. Very similar interface to the PS3. No problems there at all.

Listened to Pandora for quite a while last night and really enjoyed it.

The DLNA link works great, too. I've got some MP4 movies stored on a shared iTunes directory on our computer, and I was able to stream those without any issue at all.

Ran into the first problem this morning, though, trying to play a Blu Ray for the first time. I popped in "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."

During the opening Sony logo, it seeed to stutter and then restart. The logo then played through just fine and the disc menu came up. I couldn't tell which of the menu items was highlighted when trying to scroll through (there was no arrow or highlight or anything), and it seemed VERY sluggish.

I tried clicking on th BD-Live link, and I got a pop-up that the player didn't have enough memory to load.

Has anybody else tried this disc? Instead of price matching, I may end up just returning the whole thing and perhaps exchanging if this is what I have to expect the rest of the way out.
post #217 of 6387
I have the BD390 and love it. Now want t omove that into the bedroom and get either 590 or 570. I like the HD in the 590 since I have a lot of CD's I could load up on it but dont know if it is just a feature that would not be used enough. I do not see many differences with respect to streaming between 590 and 570. Both have same. I would think that they both could add more streaming services like they did on 390 with VUDU but given that the 590 has a HD would that be more likely to get further updates vs the 570
post #218 of 6387
Called my local Fry's and they ain't got any.
post #219 of 6387
I picked up a 570 today. Updated the firmware and had no problem playing the previously discussed problem Blu-ray discs: I Am Legend and Up. Netflix greatly improved by showing new releases and genres via the player (for those who would rather not go to the PC every time). The only thing that bothers me a bit is that when playing a blu-ray disc, the 570 is moderately louder than my LG 390 (I would say 40% louder with no audio on. It can be heard from 10 feet away). The 570 is is not only louder, but has a bit higher whine coming from the drive and disc spinning. For those who have both players, please test and report back on player noise. Those that have only the 570, please give your observations relative to this noise issue. If my player is unusually noisy I will need to exchange it. Could be that the more robust case of the 390 just handles drive noise better. When streaming Netflix...both players are silent. Thanks.
post #220 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZManCartFan View Post

I picked up a 570 from BB yesterday for $280. Wonder if they will price match today with the reduction to $250? I hope so. Otherwise, I'll probably return it and "re-buy."

Setup was a breeze. I configured the wi-fi in about 30 seconds, and before reading this thread I updated the firmware.

Netflix is great. Very similar interface to the PS3. No problems there at all.

Listened to Pandora for quite a while last night and really enjoyed it.

The DLNA link works great, too. I've got some MP4 movies stored on a shared iTunes directory on our computer, and I was able to stream those without any issue at all.

Ran into the first problem this morning, though, trying to play a Blu Ray for the first time. I popped in "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."

During the opening Sony logo, it seeed to stutter and then restart. The logo then played through just fine and the disc menu came up. I couldn't tell which of the menu items was highlighted when trying to scroll through (there was no arrow or highlight or anything), and it seemed VERY sluggish.

I tried clicking on th BD-Live link, and I got a pop-up that the player didn't have enough memory to load.

Has anybody else tried this disc? Instead of price matching, I may end up just returning the whole thing and perhaps exchanging if this is what I have to expect the rest of the way out.

From what I have heard you need a usb drive plugged in to use BD-LIVE

-Ken
post #221 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZManCartFan View Post

I picked up a 570 from BB yesterday for $280. Wonder if they will price match today with the reduction to $250? I hope so. Otherwise, I'll probably return it and "re-buy."


I tried clicking on th BD-Live link, and I got a pop-up that the player didn't have enough memory to load.

Has anybody else tried this disc? Instead of price matching, I may end up just returning the whole thing and perhaps exchanging if this is what I have to expect the rest of the way out.

Page 42 of the user manual:

Enjoying BD-LIVE

1. Check the network connection and settings
(pages 20-25).
2. Insert a USB storage device to the USB port
on the front panel.
A USB storage device is needed to
download bonus content.
post #222 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by G-Rex View Post

I picked up a 570 today. Updated the firmware and had no problem playing the previously discussed problem Blu-ray discs: I Am Legend and Up. Netflix greatly improved by showing new releases and genres via the player (for those who would rather not go to the PC every time). The only thing that bothers me a bit is that when playing a blu-ray disc, the 570 is moderately louder than my LG 390 (I would say 40% louder with no audio on. It can be heard from 10 feet away). The 570 is is not only louder, but has a bit higher whine coming from the drive and disc spinning. For those who have both players, please test and report back on player noise. Those that have only the 570, please give your observations relative to this noise issue. If my player is unusually noisy I will need to exchange it. Could be that the more robust case of the 390 just handles drive noise better. When streaming Netflix...both players are silent. Thanks.

FWIW my 590 is rather quiet and it has a hdd. I definitely would compare yours to others.
post #223 of 6387
I've had a 550 since last thursday and I can't upgrade the firmware, I have netflix and Pandora working great from my wired Gigabyte router over Cat 6 cable, but to connect to LG and update firmware it's a no go. I called tech support and he told me that LG is having problems with there servers, but from reading a few post here it seems like some of you are able to upgrade?
post #224 of 6387
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenvt View Post

From what I have heard you need a usb drive plugged in to use BD-LIVE

-Ken

No, it should have 1GB of internal memory.
post #225 of 6387
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave7zombie View Post

I even commented to one of the salesman about how they had the 390's just a few weeks ago in the low $200's, and now have the 390's replacment (590) for less. He just said "yep"! I do know that Fry's has been known to even price things different from one store to the next from state to state. I will report back tomorrow about the LG's and what they were selling the Samsungs for.

390 is $199 online....but all sold out online and in my local area (20 stores).
post #226 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post

No, it should have 1GB of internal memory.

That's what I thought, too. But the manual does clearly say that you need a USB drive to use BD-Live. I must have missed that.

Thanks for pointing it out.
post #227 of 6387
Can someone please tell me if they are able to connect with LG's server for firmware updates? Thanks in advance!
post #228 of 6387
Looking at both the BD 590 and 570 instructions it does appear that the 570 needs an external USB drive to store the BD live content while the 590 can do it either way depending on the setting in the set up menu. PG 42 and 32 for each player explains it.
post #229 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by drew64 View Post

Looking at both the BD 590 and 570 instructions it does appear that the 570 needs an external USB drive to store the BD live content while the 590 can do it either way depending on the setting in the set up menu. PG 42 and 32 for each player explains it.

Well, that makes sense - the 590 can store downloaded content on the internal hard drive, while the 570 needs a USB device.
post #230 of 6387
Well I have the 390 and it does not have an internal HD but can store BD live info on the built in memory. I dont see why LG would not give the 570 1gb of internal memory to make it easier. It seems like a step backwards vs fwd.
post #231 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by fvbounty View Post

Can someone please tell me if they are able to connect with LG's server for firmware updates? Thanks in advance!

Yes... it works fine. It is noted earlier in the thread. Some, including myself, had trouble with the update.
post #232 of 6387
I just bought a 570 from BB for 225 using the 10% coupon that expired on 2/28. Its a nice player, I really like the Home link option, but I may return as I was not aware you needed to plug in a jumpdrive to get BD-Live. Ill stick with LG, but buy a 390 from an EBAY vendor.

I was really looking for a player that streamed MP3's and this one does it great. I wish it carried the pics of the albums over from my computer as well, but I can live without that. My only complaint is that it doesnt play itunes mp4's.
post #233 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by HTPC4Ever View Post

Yes... it works fine. It is noted earlier in the thread. Some, including myself, had trouble with the update.

Thanks very much for your reply!
post #234 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by ck986 View Post

I just bought a 570 from BB for 225 using the 10% coupon that expired on 2/28. Its a nice player, I really like the Home link option, but I may return as I was not aware you needed to plug in a jumpdrive to get BD-Live. Ill stick with LG, but buy a 390 from an EBAY vendor.

I was really looking for a player that streamed MP3's and this one does it great. I wish it carried the pics of the albums over from my computer as well, but I can live without that. My only complaint is that it doesnt play itunes mp4's.

Is it that big a deal to pop in a thumb drive whenever you want bd-live ? If everything else is working I say keep it. A minor annoyance at best.
post #235 of 6387
Stick something small like a Super Talent Pico USB drive in there and you will hardly notice it
post #236 of 6387
Does anyone know where to get the mac address of the BD player? I had Mac authentication set up on my wireless router, but had to turn it off as I could not find the mac address of the bd player.
post #237 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by ck986 View Post

Does anyone know where to get the mac address of the BD player? I had Mac authentication set up on my wireless router, but had to turn it off as I could not find the mac address of the bd player.

If it connects up to your wireless network, the router information screen should show you the Mac address. Then you can use that to turn Max authentication back on if you like. That's how I find it for some devices, like the WII and such.
post #238 of 6387
But will the door still close? I wouldn't mind putting a drive in the slot and forgetting about it. But if I've got to put one in every time I want to access BD-Live? Forget about it.

Besides, I've never seen anything worth worrying about on BD-Live. It's not really a big loss in my book. But I'm a little ticked, as I thought I had read the 570 had 1 gb on board.
post #239 of 6387
It is suppose to have built in memory but it is not in the specs or manual on the lg site. If it has built in memory, there should be an option to change where to save bdj content in the options. Can anyone check to see if such an option exists? I would have to hate to have the front flap down all the time. I am also looking at the Samsung which just has a small door to open for usb but has the built in memory so no need. Their Netflix does not have a search yet but is suppose to be added as firmware changes.

Thanx in advance.
post #240 of 6387
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZManCartFan View Post

I picked up a 570 from BB yesterday for $280. Wonder if they will price match today with the reduction to $250? I hope so. Otherwise, I'll probably return it and "re-buy."

Setup was a breeze. I configured the wi-fi in about 30 seconds, and before reading this thread I updated the firmware.

Netflix is great. Very similar interface to the PS3. No problems there at all.

Listened to Pandora for quite a while last night and really enjoyed it.

The DLNA link works great, too. I've got some MP4 movies stored on a shared iTunes directory on our computer, and I was able to stream those without any issue at all.

Ran into the first problem this morning, though, trying to play a Blu Ray for the first time. I popped in "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."

During the opening Sony logo, it seeed to stutter and then restart. The logo then played through just fine and the disc menu came up. I couldn't tell which of the menu items was highlighted when trying to scroll through (there was no arrow or highlight or anything), and it seemed VERY sluggish.

I tried clicking on th BD-Live link, and I got a pop-up that the player didn't have enough memory to load.

Has anybody else tried this disc? Instead of price matching, I may end up just returning the whole thing and perhaps exchanging if this is what I have to expect the rest of the way out.

I had no problem asking best buy to match the lower price. Bought my 570 on 2/24 got $32.43 (tax) back! Now, what blu ray movies should I buy?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Blu-ray Players
AVS › AVS Forum › Blu-ray & HD DVD › Blu-ray Players › Official LG BD550/BD560/BD570/BD590 Owners Thread