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post #331 of 6383
Hello,

Newbie here. I use mac filtering on my Linksys router. In order to connect, I had to disable the mac filtering and get a mac address to enter into the router. However, the BD570 only shows a 10 digit mac address which is too short for the router. Does this mean you cannot use mac filtering with this machine? I called LG and they are clueless.

Thanks in advance!
post #332 of 6383
I trust their reviews to an extent. We do have to remember they gave rave reviews of Samsung bd3600 and bd4600 which were beyond horrible. They cannot test everything. Even the user reviews seem padded. I do not see one negative review with the issues from this thread. Either no one from here has taken the time to review it there as well or they remove harshly negative reviews. How can LG say it is a disc issues when it plays in all other players; Sony Samsung (even the horrible ones) Panasonic Insignia, PC LG Blu Ray drive!

I have the Sony s470 and the quality of Blu ray play back is awesome. The rest leave something to be desired. It plays all of the mkvs I have tried. Sadly, it does not play divx or xvid. DLNA is coming but that does not mean there is a spec that says DLNA plays all video formats.
Give me a box that can play Blu Ray, DVD, all my video files, and record over the air and qam tv and I can move my computer away from the tv. I would just use my computer for all of this but ATI can't give me a video driver that doesn't crush black and whites on 5xxx series.
post #333 of 6383
Well, at least the DLNA streaming works. I've been able to stream from a Tversity to the BD570. It's identified as a PS3, like its older brother the BD390. I'll have to find the BD390 profile that someone put together and see if that works.

At least something works as advertised...
post #334 of 6383
thinking of getting the 570 this weekend, im aware of the issues with some blu ray disks are they any problems with dvd+r or regular dvds?
post #335 of 6383
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Originally Posted by VideoVannce View Post

Hello,

Newbie here. I use mac filtering on my Linksys router. In order to connect, I had to disable the mac filtering and get a mac address to enter into the router. However, the BD570 only shows a 10 digit mac address which is too short for the router. Does this mean you cannot use mac filtering with this machine? I called LG and they are clueless.

Thanks in advance!

I also use a MAC filter on my family's router, and noticed the player was not reporting the correct number of characters.

Basically, they are leaving off the leading zeros. So if your player reports something like (and this is totally made up for the sake of example):

FF:3:56:A:FF:BB

Input this into your router's mac filter table:

FF:03:56:0A:FF:BB

The zero will always go before a single character.

If your problem is that not enough pairs of characters are being shown (i.e., 03:56:0A:FF:BB), stick a 00: in front of it to make it (00:03:56:0A:FF:BB).
post #336 of 6383
Do these players support R0/R1 PAL DVDs like older LG players?
post #337 of 6383
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Originally Posted by RazThePsychonaut View Post

Thank you very much for doing that!


As a side note, I wonder how many other discs are out there that might have this specific problem in this player, and if it's potentially limited to a subset of BD-J titles like UP.

Just picked up the 570 today from BB. Used 10% coupon on top of the current sale price, although my closest BB wouldn't allow me to do it. Set up was easy and after updating the firmware, I popped in Terminator Salvation (Blu-Ray), which consistently skipped Chapter 1. Also had skipping throughout the movie. Eventually, I just gave up on it. Maybe I'll try again and record all the skipping to share the details. The 570 is hooked up via HDMI to an Onkyo TX-SR876 receiver.

I'm disappointed, but hopeful this will be resolved. I've been holding off on trying another BR player because of the issues I had with a Panny 60 I purchased last year but had to return because it just wouldn't play nice with the same receiver.
post #338 of 6383
Okay, I'm done with this thing. I wanted so badly for the 590 to workout. Every blu ray disk I have played back in this thing has skipped at least once. This evening on Forty year old virgin it skipped from 51:10 to 106:03. This was my first blu ray player and I am now back to DVD. Good luck to everyone who decides to hang in there with it. I hope LG figures out the issue. From what I have experienced through my contact with LG and what I read on this thread they don't even admit there is an issue. I guess I won't post on this thread anymore because as of tomorrow morning I will not longer be an owner of this player.
post #339 of 6383
I've only tried a few BD discs so far but they all worked fine. 2012, The Dark Knight, and Pirates of the Carribean - no skips. I've also played several standard DVDs including "UP" with no problems.

HDMI all around: LG 590 --> Onkyo 807 --> Samsung Plasma
post #340 of 6383
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Originally Posted by msp203 View Post

I've only tried a few BD discs so far but they all worked fine. 2012, The Dark Knight, and Pirates of the Carribean - no skips. I've also played several standard DVDs including "UP" with no problems.

Every disk I've played on my 570 have worked so far. Planet 51, Spread, Hangover, Julie and Julia, The Invention of Lying. Haven't seen Up or American Gangster to compare. I'm using via component.
post #341 of 6383
Yesterday let the 590 run a bit. I played the BD of Up with the enhanced video commentary feature and it locked up about 19 mins in. I had to unplug and reboot. Then played Up movie only, and it played straight through. Playback via HDMI directly into older Vizio LCD (L32)
post #342 of 6383
Hi all,
I posted a review on CNet.com, making note of the skipping issue. If we make enough noise, hopefully LG will do something about this.

http://reviews.cnet.com/blu-ray-play...=mncolBtm;rnav
post #343 of 6383
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Originally Posted by vksf01 View Post

Hi all,
I posted a review on CNet.com, making note of the skipping issue. If we make enough noise, hopefully LG will do something about this.

http://reviews.cnet.com/blu-ray-play...=mncolBtm;rnav

I think it is far more likely to catch LG's eye if all the complaints on here find their way over to CNET's site - or at least it may catch CNET's eye and they might contact LG - the same thing happened with the Samsung 3600.

I think it is safe to say that this is a BD HDMI problem with certain discs and does not affect component connections.

So, bottom line, start posting these issues over yonder . . .
post #344 of 6383
Returned mine and picked up a Panasonic 85K. The DLNA features won't be missed as I can use my XBOX for that. This is the 2nd LG I've had and both had issues doing the main thing I needed them for, playing DVD's and BluRay's. All the secondary stuff they do well, but I need one that does the primary things well.
post #345 of 6383
Just left my thoughts on the Cnet review. I hope someone is paying attention.
post #346 of 6383
Well I made the plunge. Let me say this I did not buy this because it is a blu ray player, I wanted something that could play DVD+r movies (to replace an ageing Toshiba that skips now) and regular DVD disks. I also wanted a dnlr player that could ff pause and rewind. My HD TiVo dvr for direct ty will share but wont ff rw or pause without restarting.

Net flix Pandora and every other feature is a bonus.

Here’s my experience so far

Opened the box swapped out my Toshiba (coax digital and composite video) attached the ir repeater input to the front panel and went to my ht room.

The lg 570 came right up. I found setup switched to wireless network added my wap key and set a static ip. And was on the network. I have no signal strength problems as my wireless router is 3 feet away in the main telecom panel for my home.

After the network was up I checked for updates ran it and rebooted after it found an update.

I was able to navigate quickly to my tvversity server ruing on my pc and everything works fantastic great upscale conversion and I am able to fast forward pause and rewind streaming content from my pc.

Netflix setup was a snap I followed the onscreen prompts entered the code in my account and was watching my q and was able to browse by movie type. watched trancer responce was quick and smoth. paues rr ff ect all worked

My old Toshiba would skip and jitter on moves recorded to DVD+r (blue Sony media) these disks played fine in the Philips player I have connected to a projection TV in another room.

These disks have no problems in the lg. they even look better than they did on the Toshiba and the Philips DVD players.

So if you’re willing to overlook blue ray issues and you are just looking for box to play DVD’s and does pc streaming and Netflix ECT this is a great box.

246+tax at best buy using the 12% off coupon at slickdeals
post #347 of 6383
LG BD570 review up at winstonsreviews.com
post #348 of 6383
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Originally Posted by merchant21 View Post


So if you’re willing to overlook blue ray issues

That's a pretty big thing to overlook in a new BD player. I can't believe we're still having problems with this generation of players.

I actually loved the 390, but returned it for lip sync problems. The 590 seems like a step backwards.
post #349 of 6383
Maybe this is obvious to everybody else, but I'm new to the whole DLNA thing. I noticed last night that the 570 will stream VOB files from a shared folder. Unfortunately I couldn't find a way to load up the main menu of a DVD this way, nor could I find a way to test angle or audio channel support as there are no direct buttons on the remote. But I was still impressed, as to me this makes things a lot easier since I don't have to go the extra step of converting to MKV or MP4.

By the way, it did seem to read successive VOB files from the same folder, but there was a delay between them as it reloaded the next file. I only had a few minutes to test it out, but I was able to skip forward by chapter. It didn't seem to skip backwards more than one chapter, though, and I was only able to back up to the beginning of the current chapter. I'm thinking if I recode to one large file, this could be a good option for me.
post #350 of 6383
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Originally Posted by ZManCartFan View Post

Maybe this is obvious to everybody else, but I'm new to the whole DLNA thing. I noticed last night that the 570 will stream VOB files from a shared folder. Unfortunately I couldn't find a way to load up the main menu of a DVD this way, nor could I find a way to test angle or audio channel support as there are no direct buttons on the remote. But I was still impressed, as to me this makes things a lot easier since I don't have to go the extra step of converting to MKV or MP4.

By the way, it did seem to read successive VOB files from the same folder, but there was a delay between them as it reloaded the next file. I only had a few minutes to test it out, but I was able to skip forward by chapter. It didn't seem to skip backwards more than one chapter, though, and I was only able to back up to the beginning of the current chapter. I'm thinking if I recode to one large file, this could be a good option for me.

As anyone tried to play a .iso file yet ? That is my preferred way to store whole dvds.
post #351 of 6383
I'm looking at the review of the LG BD 570 on CNET, and don't understand the problem of having the unit default at 1080i vs 1080p. And there are a couple of other jabs at this machine that make me wonder if I should try to find a used BD390. Any help would be appreciated.
post #352 of 6383
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Originally Posted by RazThePsychonaut View Post

I also use a MAC filter on my family's router, and noticed the player was not reporting the correct number of characters.

Basically, they are leaving off the leading zeros. So if your player reports something like (and this is totally made up for the sake of example):

FF:3:56:A:FF:BB

Input this into your router's mac filter table:

FF:03:56:0A:FF:BB

The zero will always go before a single character.

If your problem is that not enough pairs of characters are being shown (i.e., 03:56:0A:FF:BB), stick a 00: in front of it to make it (00:03:56:0A:FF:BB).

Thanks much for your help!

My problem is that the player isn't reporting enough numbers. Now the first part only shows one zero, so that was an easy one to figure out. However, I have one letter by itself. When I add the zero in front of that, the player won't connect. I also tried adding the zero after the letter just to try it but no luck. Any other ideas?

I even tried resetting the router. Seems to only work when mac address filtering is turned off.
post #353 of 6383
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Originally Posted by kenvt View Post

As anyone tried to play a .iso file yet ? That is my preferred way to store whole dvds.

On the 590 I had a folder with iso files in my shared directory and it did not recognize the files. so i'm guessing no on that count.
post #354 of 6383
Anyone else having LDNA streaming issues in high-def? I've pulled high-def videos off of my Tivo3 to conserve space, converted them to unencrypted MPEG-2s, then tried to stream them back to my 570 over my network.

Consistently, the LG displays macro blocking, etc, where a SIMULTANEOUS stream of the exact same video to a laptop shows no such issues. So obviously, this isn't a bandwidth issue. I'm thinking the decoder in these units have some serious issues.
post #355 of 6383
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Originally Posted by pmrowley View Post

Anyone else having LDNA streaming issues in high-def? I've pulled high-def videos off of my Tivo3 to conserve space, converted them to unencrypted MPEG-2s, then tried to stream them back to my 570 over my network.

Consistently, the LG displays macro blocking, etc, where a SIMULTANEOUS stream of the exact same video to a laptop shows no such issues. So obviously, this isn't a bandwidth issue. I'm thinking the decoder in these units have some serious issues.

i've had lockups playing mpeg4's (mkv) that are High @ L4.1. if my pc is processing stuff that's intensive, it also has a tendancy to stutter.

maybe see how it fares if you put the files on a usb drive. at least that will give an indication if it's the streaming or the files themselves.
post #356 of 6383
i just bought a bd550 for my 50in. lg truslim 720p plasma and i was wondering what the best set up is to get the best quality out of my blu ray player please help with this thank you
post #357 of 6383
Nope; it's definitely not my (idle) PC having the issues; like I said, it can serve up the same HD stream to the 570 AND another station with no issues on the second station. This is all about video processing bandwidth.

I put the file onto a USB hard drive; same issues. I have a feeling that a HD MPEG-2 stream is just too much for the onboard processing to handle. I'm doing a handbrake conversion to MP4; we'll see if it's any better. If not, this is a dealbreaker and it's going back. It's already pretty much a dealbreaker, since I don't want to have to spend hours to convert stuff that I'm pulling off of my tivo for later.
post #358 of 6383
What is the latest firmware update for the BD570? I just got mine today and it said there was an update available but when I tried, it says it "cannot find an update". My current version is 8.31.141.C. Is there a newer one available?
post #359 of 6383
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Originally Posted by kenvt View Post

As anyone tried to play a .iso file yet ? That is my preferred way to store whole dvds.

AFAIK the WDTV live is one of the few boxes that will play and stream .iso

Have tested a number of BR movies converted to .iso and these play on the WDTV live although have to use the options menu to select the proper sound track to get the sound to work.
post #360 of 6383
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Originally Posted by BillBauman View Post

For those who might like to know, I have answered most of my own questions at this point.

The lossless format employed by the BD590 is WAV. Not exactly what I was hoping for. To further insult this injury, it is incapable of playing FLAC files.

The internal hard drive is a 3.5" drive. In the particular unit I have here, it is a Seagate Pipeline HD 250GB SATA/300 5900RPM 8MB Hard Drive. It is plenty quiet. I plan on testing other types of drives at some point.

The player will read NTFS, FAT16 and FAT32. It will not read exFAT (FAT64, available in Windows 7). It can write to FAT16 and FAT32. If you use its internal copy feature, to copy a large movie, say 8GB, from an external NTFS drive is WILL write the movie to the internal drive. I find this odd, considering the supposed 4GB file size limitation of FAT32, and assuming the internal drive is formatted to FAT32. I will further explore this. I have a hunch the internal drive could be EXT3. I may format an external drive to EXT3 and see what sort of results I get.

I have attached a tops off overview of the unit.

Bill, thanks for the pic, I was SOOO close to buying a 1tb 2.5"er just to have it when the 590 arrived (ordered from walmart online today). Any progress on the format front? Some instructions on replacing the drive would be helpful so I won't be repeating any mistakes when I give it a shot.

Thanks!
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