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post #121 of 433
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Originally Posted by nikknightt View Post

Did somebody say that the 530 doesn't have an audio optical output?
I was ready to buy one til then..

It does not

but now with HDMI I don't have to worry about it right?
post #122 of 433
I tried BD live but it froze the controller from working, why?

Is there a program button/feature?
post #123 of 433
Just got one at Fred Meyer on black friday for $49.99. I'm using it in the shop and it seems to perform well. I have U-tube, weather & Picasa working. 2 ?s, has there been any update yet for the BD530 and is there any chance netflix will be added or is that even possible ? Thanx.
post #124 of 433
$49.99? And here I thought Fry's price of $57 was a bargain.

Has anyone determined if this player can be updated by any means other than the ethernet port? The manual mentions nothing, so I will assume it can't. The player is being used in a location without readible access to the web.
post #125 of 433
Yes, it seemed pretty good to me. The ad said 20 per store. I was there early and now I wish I had grabbed 2. For that price, they are almost expendable.
post #126 of 433
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Originally Posted by nikknightt View Post

Did somebody say that the 530 doesn't have an audio optical output?
I was ready to buy one til then..

It has a coax digital out which will work just fine.
post #127 of 433
One thing folks should note who have not taken this player apart to look at its innards. The drive is not fully enclosed - be very careful with dust on this one.

secondly, the left side of the unit (when looking at it) is nearly completely empty. the right side is where the chipset lies. it will likely run the warmest and has the rear vents to cool it - there is no fan.
post #128 of 433
Noob here.

I managed to successfully share the wireless connection on my pc, connect my pc to the blu-ray with ethernet, and watch the youtube.

Still waiting for my hdtv to be delivered from BF sale, will report on how it looks afterwards.

Update 1: Really love the player though. Plays all kinds of discs without any issues, unlike a standard sony player. I have a wii, and hence don't need wireless/netflix. Even though would love to hear if there are any hacks/workarounds.

Thanks
post #129 of 433
How does bd live work
post #130 of 433
and can anyone tell me if it's possible to program a list of titles to play like my PS2 does? Like a playlist?
post #131 of 433
Does anyone know if you can get any sort of cover or box art on the files when viewing them from a USB device?
post #132 of 433
I have another problem.. some files do not let me scan forward/backward. If I try, it locks up the player and doesn't let me push any buttons (or it doesnt recognize any button presses)
post #133 of 433
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Originally Posted by Neptune76 View Post

I have another problem.. some files do not let me scan forward/backward. If I try, it locks up the player and doesn't let me push any buttons (or it doesnt recognize any button presses)

That happens with the LG BD570/590s too. Re-encoding them with certain settings fixes it. I really hope they sort this out, as it is pretty annoying.
post #134 of 433
I guess it's random.

My issue is with BD-Live, I CANNOT get this to work
post #135 of 433
Pardon the "noobiness" of this question regarding a related issue with this pretty nice BD player, but what's with all the time spent ripping, converting, encoding, muxing, reencodeing, etc files just to play them?

Who has that much time to play with discs, files, etc just to watch a movie . . . and why not just get the BD disc and play it? Why spend 4, 5, 6 longer than it just takes to watch the movie and then have to deal with both video codecs and audio formats? Maybe I'm just getting old, but really.... I mean really?
post #136 of 433
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Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post

Ah, profile 5.1 - yeah, a lot of hardware doesn't support support profile 5.1 - but never fear. Pretty sure you can change the profile to 4.1 using mkvtoolnix.

If you can't figure it out with mkvtoolnix, a program called H264info (http://sourceforge.net/projects/batc...6.zip/download) should have you covered.

Yep -- got it to work!!! Thanks DeAd MiKe!!!
post #137 of 433
How many here have already hooked one of these up to their usb hard drive? Western Digital Passport? I have a bunch of avi's that I play off my WD Passport USB hard drive and Phillips DVD player. I'm concered about corrupting the drive or losing all my avi's if I connect it to the LG.


So far I've tried The Last Air Bender, Avatar, and my Hawaiin Vacation Helicopter Trip from BlayRay discs with no problems. The picture looked great to me but this is my first BR player. I havent ran an Ethernet cable to it yet or updated the firmware.
post #138 of 433
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Originally Posted by rickreeves1 View Post

How many here have already hooked one of these up to their usb hard drive? Western Digital Passport? I have a bunch of avi's that I play off my WD Passport USB hard drive and Phillips DVD player. I'm concered about corrupting the drive or losing all my avi's if I connect it to the LG.


So far I've tried The Last Air Bender, Avatar, and my Hawaiin Vacation Helicopter Trip from BlayRay discs with no problems. The picture looked great to me but this is my first BR player. I havent ran an Ethernet cable to it yet or updated the firmware.

Am I missing something. I don't see any up dates on LGs site. I also called support and kinda got a vague answer as to any poss of a netflix app. Dang
post #139 of 433
Does anyone know if the logitech harmony one supports the lg bd 530?
post #140 of 433
Do you have a memory stick in the USB port. I believe the manual says you have to have 1 GB of space on a stick to use BD Live......
post #141 of 433
im pretty sure the logitech harmony one supports the LG BD530. There isnt a single infared remote controlled device that i won that doesnt work with the harmony one.
post #142 of 433
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post

Pardon the "noobiness" of this question regarding a related issue with this pretty nice BD player, but what's with all the time spent ripping, converting, encoding, muxing, reencodeing, etc files just to play them?

lol! Good question. On my 2 year old PC, re-encoding an AVI file only takes about 20-30 minutes, and re-muxing a large MKV file only takes about 5 minutes. I'll gladly wait that time to make sure that my files play perfectly every time I want to use them.

And besides, I don't have to re-encode/re-mux that often. Maybe 1 out of every 30 files that I download might have an issue, if that. The ones I rip myself all work fine, since I know what settings to use.
post #143 of 433
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Originally Posted by creator2000 View Post

Yep -- got it to work!!! Thanks DeAd MiKe!!!

Good stuff.
post #144 of 433
i picked up a BD550 this weekend over the BD530 because it has streaming content capability. as far as build goes, it looks fairly cheap. very small, compact, light unit. the player loads up much faster than my older Panasonic BD-55. Obviously Im going to have to have a dedicated USB flash drive for this unit because there are always going to be some blu-rays out there that will not work properly without downloading content. I say this with experience from the Panasonic blu-ray player which i have a 4 gb SD card in. Currently I am in the process of updating the BD550's software through the unit itself. the first time i tried it, it said it failed. so i tried it again. worked that time but it is going super slow. probably going to take over half an hour even with 10 Mbps internet. LG's update server must be deathly slow. I will post an update on playback picture and sound quality when i get a chance.
post #145 of 433
Yes I've tried USB drives and hard drives but no luck with bd live at least on Warner bros bds
post #146 of 433
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Originally Posted by Neptune76 View Post

Yes I've tried USB drives and hard drives but no luck with bd live at least on Warner bros bds

I just tried with "Ice Age, dawn of dinosaurs..... 20th Cen Fox

have 8 gb Cruzer usb 2.

0 flash drive.... when inserted disk message came up asking if I wanted to upgrade FOX firmware. Said OK... updated and asked if I wanted download or streaming..... GOT OUT and went to main menu on screen... moved over to MOVIE and had option for BD or USB.... seems like Fox worked ok good luck.... bob minges
post #147 of 433
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Originally Posted by Neptune76 View Post
Yes I've tried USB drives and hard drives but no luck with bd live at least on Warner bros bds
UPDATE..... Tried WB "Harry Potter"...... did same as you said.... froze
post #148 of 433
I have a question for the people that said their BD530 automatically updated, what was the version you ended up updating to? I had BD4.598.00.00.C on the unit I got from Frys, it wouldn't update automatically with a working network connection (confirmed connection to youtube), and even when I tried to update via USB it said the version I got from LG was older (BD4.380.00.00.C). I just want to make sure I am using the latest firmware.
post #149 of 433
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Originally Posted by Neptune76 View Post
Yes I've tried USB drives and hard drives but no luck with bd live at least on Warner bros bds
I registered with WB and tried again...... when I pressed bd-live I got a spinning "ICON" and screen went blank.... still icon spinning..... been bout 10 minutes.... still spinning...... gonna give another few minutes and cancel out. I've got a son upstairs who uses lots of bandwidth (when he's awake)... At least something happened that didn't happen before I registered....... THINK IT's a WB thing........... bob
post #150 of 433
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Originally Posted by Tatsujin View Post
I have a question for the people that said their BD530 automatically updated, what was the version you ended up updating to? I had BD4.598.00.00.C on the unit I got from Frys, it wouldn't update automatically with a working network connection (confirmed connection to youtube), and even when I tried to update via USB it said the version I got from LG was older (BD4.380.00.00.C). I just want to make sure I am using the latest firmware.
I don't have an answer to your question, but am I correct in assuming that it's possible to upgrade from USB (the manual only mentions the network as the method of upgrading)?
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