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Originally Posted by doodabides View Post

As a summary - yes, the update does take FOREVER to download and then FOREVER AND A DAY to update. And when it is updating, the blue scroll hangs for extended periods so it appears to be frozen, but it likely is not -don't lose patience. Just go have a snack or something while it does its thing. And most frustratingly, there does not appear to be any news apps or other enhancements or fixes. I noticed over at an Amazon forum someone mentioned a new app, but they never say what it was . . .could it be a 3D enhancement? Doubtful. What I am betting on is just a wiggy update that will soon be replaced.

Hem, you might want to consider this a blessing and hold off on updating...
My BD570 updated the firmware without any issues yesterday Monday, but the really sad news is that I cannot see my MKV movies through DLNA anymore! I can only see AVIs and MP4s, WTF?
Anyone else experiencing this?
post #3002 of 6387
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So I'm not sure why you BD590 shows the list the way it does. The way the devices are listed on my BD590 is not all that onerous - surely a significant other could be instructed only access the first one (two, etc) devices on the list, especially given that it always returns to the top of the list when you re-access the homelink menu or do a device change via the green button.

That does not work for my BD570. Often, the DLNA servers show up last in the list, after the CIFS shares.

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Is your BD590 FW up to date?

I have not updated my BD570 with the most recent firmware - I attempted the update but it could not download, and after reading about the current troubles have decided to wait another week before attempting it again.

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You might experiment with renaming the devices on your network to get them in an order that is more family friendly... a pain to be sure, but perhaps an option if your BD590 and / or network don't want to co-operate.

That is not possible. There are too many network interdependencies on those shared folders to change their names easily.

What I am interested in examining is whether I can restrict from the server side which IP addresses can share those folders. Since my BD570 has a fixed IP address on the network, if I can tell all the CIFS shares not to share with it, then the problem would be solved. Any pointers on a fast way to do this?
post #3003 of 6387
Just got the 550 today to go with my new PK550 plasma. A few questions: 1. Does the Netflix app display HD movies? I tried watching two last night that said HD. One definately did not look HD and the other did. There is no indicator like the Roku I have that shows whether it is HD. 2. Does the Youtube app play HD? 3. What setting do I need to pass digital audio to the TV and/or receiver? Will just the "pass through setting work? I got it working to the receiver but not through the TV. It sends auio to the TV but the audio coming out to the amp from the TV is not digital. Maybe it's the TV. Maybe I need better HDMI cable. (Standard cable from monoprice.com)

Thanks in advance for the replies.
post #3004 of 6387
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Originally Posted by fpinchon View Post

Hem, you might want to consider this a blessing and hold off on updating...
My BD570 updated the firmware without any issues yesterday Monday, but the really sad news is that I cannot see my MKV movies through DLNA anymore! I can only see AVIs and MP4s, WTF?
Anyone else experiencing this?

What are you using to stream your files? The problem might be on that end.
post #3005 of 6387
Can anyone confirm if the LG BD570 or BD590 can fast forward 1.5x with audio like the PS3? Thanks!
post #3006 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Mamasboy View Post

What are you using to stream your files? The problem might be on that end.

I am using a Windows Home Server, which is a DLNA approved server. It was working fine the day before, and for the last 6 months, really, I could stream MKV until I updated the firmware on the BD570. They simply disappeared, and I am left with AVI and MP4...

That is why I suspect it's a change in the firmware, without change log from LG, it's hard to tell. Therefore I wanted to check with the other people on that list who updated their BD570, see if they experience that regression as well?
post #3007 of 6387
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Originally Posted by fpinchon View Post

I am using a Windows Home Server, which is a DLNA approved server. It was working fine the day before, and for the last 6 months, really, I could stream MKV until I updated the firmware on the BD570. They simply disappeared, and I am left with AVI and MP4...

That is why I suspect it's a change in the firmware, without change log from LG, it's hard to tell. Therefore I wanted to check with the other people on that list who updated their BD570, see if they experience that regression as well?

I don't use DNLA, I just read the files straight from the folder on my hard drive and things are working great. I just watched an MKV file streamed from my PC yesterday.

Take a look at this post from 11/17 about home media center from @DeAd MiKe187 http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=2722

It sounds like you might have the same issue.
post #3008 of 6387
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Originally Posted by portezbie View Post

I'm pretty sure the answer is no. You can share you music via the dlna server but that is totally different from itunes.

Thanks! Looks like I'll have to convert my music library to a different format to make it work.
BT
post #3009 of 6387
I imported all the music in my zune library to the LGs harddrive which organizes your using gracenote and provides a surprisingly nice interface. I think you could add an external drive to the 570 and do the same thing with your itunes music.

The only problem there is no automated syncing, so if I add music to my Zune library, I need to remember to manually copy it to my LG's harddrive.
post #3010 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Marty999 View Post

I have been trying all day to upgrade firmware on new BD 590. It was an Oct build with 300.c. the new firmware it was trying to download was 323.c. It failed 5 times at 98% or 100%. I tried burning to USB drive and CD and DVD, but the player wouldn't see the files. I've been on phone with support repeatedly (they answer immediately ) and they say (1) servers have been hammered and to try later or in early morning; and (2) there is a problem with the firmware that is causing it to fail. Their internal support has told them to ship firmware upgrade disks to customers by mail. It will be version 317.c. I'd expect some fixes for the online version. After wasting all day on this, I'm giving it a rest for a while.

Wireless set up didn't work at first, though I have a robust and working wireless set up at home. It could see the intranet, but not reach the web. At tech support suggestion, I had to turn off the player, disconnect power, hold power button for 40 seconds, and then replug and restart. All was fine then. DVDs play fine, though I don't own any Blu-rays to test. My DLNA connection to my NAS is working well for pictures, music and mpeg files. It wouldn't recognize avi files which were burned from mini DV cassettes, though I don't know why.

Anyway that is my first day experience here and it has been somewhat frustrating . Will update on firmware update later on.

UIPDATE. It did eventually work after several more tries the next day. Took at least 7 attempts.
post #3011 of 6387
I reported in the past I had 3 usb drives that were dead after plugging them into the 590.
Still true, can't do anything in windows to reformat (in or out of usb case, XP & vista).
Any way to make a long story short "they all reformated in the 590 and worked so far with 30 gigs of data" All 1 tb drives. So I guess I can use them in the 590 as needed.
Must mean somehow the 590 locked them to it.
At least I can put more HD files on now
post #3012 of 6387
ive been through this thread til it about killed me, but still cant find for sure whether any of these LG players stream ISO files or not. ANyone?

thanks in advance,
post #3013 of 6387
They do not stream ISO files directly. You may be able to find a DLNA server that will transcode, but the LG units will not handle ISO files natively.
post #3014 of 6387
thanks. im surprised that no one has jumped on the iso thing yet, other than dedicated media streamers it seems.
post #3015 of 6387
the BD570 is Nero friendly right? I know their TVs are.
post #3016 of 6387
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Originally Posted by suikostinger View Post

the BD570 is Nero friendly right? I know their TVs are.

Yes. It even comes with a Nero CD.

Any update from the guy who lost his MKV files? I would really hate to hear that the last update took away MKV support or something. Can you play them off of a USB?
post #3017 of 6387
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Originally Posted by jtrippe View Post

Just got the 550 today to go with my new PK550 plasma. A few questions: 1. Does the Netflix app display HD movies? I tried watching two last night that said HD. One definately did not look HD and the other did. There is no indicator like the Roku I have that shows whether it is HD. 2. Does the Youtube app play HD? 3. What setting do I need to pass digital audio to the TV and/or receiver? Will just the "pass through setting work? I got it working to the receiver but not through the TV. It sends auio to the TV but the audio coming out to the amp from the TV is not digital. Maybe it's the TV. Maybe I need better HDMI cable. (Standard cable from monoprice.com)

Thanks in advance for the replies.

About Netflix HD, yes it will play HD, In the show or program info, it will list if its in HD, there is not any indicator to let you know your in HD, but you should be a able to see a pretty big difference if the content is done right. It seems the "HD" quality is very hit or miss with Netflix. Try out Stargate Atlantis series, I think it looks pretty darn good for Neflix HD, also a great show.

Youtube is not in HD, which is a bummer and why I really don't bother with it.

Maybe someone else can help you with the rest.
post #3018 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Sabrewulf... View Post

Youtube is not in HD, which is a bummer and why I really not bother with it.

Agreed. I did notice that it gives you the opportunity to log in with your YouTube account. I wonder if you have your account set up to display videos in their highest quality by default, if the LG player will recognize that (once you are logged in) and play HD videos in HD.
post #3019 of 6387
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Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post

Yes. It even comes with a Nero CD.

Any update from the guy who lost his MKV files? I would really hate to hear that the last update took away MKV support or something. Can you play them off of a USB?

NICE! Thanks. My LED LG TV came with the CD too. I already have Nero on my computer and running smoothly. Is also VERY easy to use.
post #3020 of 6387
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Originally Posted by fpinchon View Post

Hem, you might want to consider this a blessing and hold off on updating...
My BD570 updated the firmware without any issues yesterday Monday, but the really sad news is that I cannot see my MKV movies through DLNA anymore! I can only see AVIs and MP4s, WTF?
Anyone else experiencing this?

No. 323.c sees my MKVs through WMP12 DLNA just fine. Any chance that MKVs somehow got un-associated with your media server?
post #3021 of 6387
I'm playing a 720p mkv anime video file and the bluray player is filling in the whole screen when there should be the black borders on top and bottom, thus cutting off part of the video. It also cuts off part of the subtitles.

I've tried changing the resolution (720p / 1080i / 1080p) without any sucess. I can zoom in, but it won't let me zoom out.

Anyone know how to fix this?
I have a Samsung DLP TV and the LG BD570
Thanks!!
post #3022 of 6387
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Originally Posted by bigdogdan2 View Post
I'm playing a 720p mkv anime video file and the bluray player is filling in the whole screen when there should be the black borders on top and bottom, thus cutting off part of the video. It also cuts off part of the subtitles.

I've tried changing the resolution (720p / 1080i / 1080p) without any sucess. I can zoom in, but it won't let me zoom out.

Anyone know how to fix this?
I have a Samsung DLP TV and the LG BD570
Thanks!!
That sounds like too much to be overscan... But I will ask anyway. Is your TV set to 1:1 pixel mode? As in, have you made sure that there is no overscan going on?
post #3023 of 6387
I played around with the 550 (AUS) today and it's pretty average, it played 2 out of 3 mkv's, all divx and jpegs, connecting via composite looks terrible, under HDMI the menu looks better and makes videos looks a little better but all of the divxs looked heavily compressed, playing them via the HTPC/XBMC look heaps better, not sure what process XBMC use to make them look better but LG needs to pinch their idea, one of the MKVs seems to stutter/freeze every few frames and it looked interlaced with jaggies. Looks like Dad will have to wait another few more years yet.
post #3024 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Sabrewulf... View Post
About Netflix HD, yes it will play HD, In the show or program info, it will list if its in HD, there is not any indicator to let you know your in HD, but you should be a able to see a pretty big difference if the content is done right. It seems the "HD" quality is very hit or miss with Netflix. Try out Stargate Atlantis series, I think it looks pretty darn good for Neflix HD, also a great show.

Youtube is not in HD, which is a bummer and why I really don't bother with it.

Maybe someone else can help you with the rest.
Thanks! That does suck about YouTube not being HD.
post #3025 of 6387
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Originally Posted by Bob K. View Post

No. 323.c sees my MKVs through WMP12 DLNA just fine. Any chance that MKVs somehow got un-associated with your media server?

I am not using WMP12, I am using Windows Home Server, a NAS with built in DLNA...
Will try again tonight after rebooting everything...
post #3026 of 6387
My 2 tb drive just came in so I am about to upgrade the drive in my LG590 and then burn all my BDs to MKVs and put them on the new harddrive. I plan on ripping them all at full or very high quality with the TrueHD or DTS-MA audio streams.

Before I get started, I want avoid some aggravation and make sure I am have a better BD conversion method then I am using now. The problem is I have a patchwork system I got somewhat working for creating these files, but more than half the time after several hours of ripping and converting I get a file that has one problem or another.

Can someone point me to a tried and true tutorial on how to back up BDs to MKV files to either full or slightly compressed quality that works well for you? There are "how tos" all over the web and it seems each one uses a different set of software tools and steps.
post #3027 of 6387
I just received a Lg BD 590 as an early Christmas present. I have to read how to set it up and I intend to hook it up through my Denon 2309CI AV through HDMI. Do I need to go to LG and update the firmware out of the box?

My internet connection is only Road Runner lite. How fast do I need to increase the capability?

This is my first Blue Ray.
post #3028 of 6387
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Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post

That sounds like too much to be overscan... But I will ask anyway. Is your TV set to 1:1 pixel mode? As in, have you made sure that there is no overscan going on?

How do you adjust the overscan on a Samsung DLP? I looked in the display settings of the TV and didn't see anything. From what I know its 1:1. I also have a HTPC hooked up to the TV and it looks fine.
post #3029 of 6387
where do I get the firmware updates for this
post #3030 of 6387
Hi all,

Just got my BD570 last night (first BR player) and hooked it up to a Vizio 1080p LCD panel with a HDMI cable. Set-up was a breeze. Hooked up to my home Wi-Fi network very easily, and installed the latest firmware (.323). The firmware installation took a couple of tries, after it aborted the first time. Set the player to output 1080p to the TV.

Youtube, VuDu, Pandora and Netflix work fine so far. I don't own any Blu-ray discs yet, but put in one of my daughter's Harry Potter DVDs (Half-Blood Prince, I think). The DVD loads very fast, much faster than my geriatric Toshiba, so I'm impressed.

Problems: With my old Toshiba, I don't remember seeing the "black bars" at the top and bottom. IOW, the picture filled the whole screen. With the BD570, I get the black bars regardless of how I try to output the picture (1080i, 1080p, Full, and one other option I forget). I didn't try any other DVD as it was running late, but will try that tonight and see if it's a DVD-specific issue. Any pointers on how I can avoid this? Picture quality otherwise is absolutely fantastic. I can't wait to see a real Blu-Ray! This didn't happen when I expanded YouTube videos, but did happen with a preview of a VuDu HDx movie.

I made a half-hearted attempt to connect to my PC over the wireless network, but it wouldn't recognize the user name and password supplied. I'm running a Windows Vista machine. I remember some mention of this issue in this thread, and will search for the solution. Worst case, I'll try loading the Nero software to see if that works.

One other minor hiccup was that after I first entered my WiFi network info, it said it was connected to the network, but -not- to the internet. It was a little weird, as YouTube worked, but Pandora didn't. I was also able to d/l the firmware update. After the update was installed, it hooked up to the internet just fine and Pandora worked as well. Not sure if this will repeat, but it seemed to have fixed itself...

Thanks all for the help.
BT [No, I haven't even opened the manual yet! RTFM is on my to-do list for tonight]
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