Having the player for a little while now, there are two things that I noticed I'm wondering if anyone has had any luck with.
(1) Size of the subtitle fonts when playing back Divx/Xvid files with matching subtitle files. The subtitles work fine, except the font size is REALLY small. On my standard DVD Philips player, there's a menu option to choose from 3 different subtitle sizes when playing back AVI files with subtitles. And on my old (standard DVD) LG player, there's no size selection, but the subtitles are of a decent size. Yet on the BD530, the size of the subtitles are really small. They are readable, but (for me anyway) only when you sit really close to the TV, something I don't do. Has anyone figured out a way to change the size of the subtitles so that they're larger? Changing the value for the subtitle size in the actual file does no good (it's an .ASS file where you can enter a value for subtitle size) but the player just ignores the changes of course. Here's what's interesting though. When playing an AVI file (with matching .ASS subtitle file), if I press the on-screen display button, there are TWO boxes in the left-side menu that say "ABC" (indicating the toggle area for subtitles). The bottom of the two boxes is where you toggle back and forth between subtitle on/off (or multiple subtitles if they were there), but scrolling up to the upper "ABC" subtitle box and it just scrolls through maybe 5-6 different sets of garbage that I don't understand (like PDIQ972035, though that's just made up here as I don't have the player handy... but you get the idea). There's like 5 or 6 different sets of "codes" for the subtitle and you can toggle through them before they just start repeating. But no matter where I leave it, the size remains the same. I haven't tried it out with .SRT files yet, just .ASS files. Especially on AVI files that are higher res, it's nice playing it back at 1080i but the subtitles are so darn small. Does anyone have any idea what might be done to adjust the subtitle size (or what that other "ABC" box is for on the on-screen display menu?)
(2) Video noise or interference during playback. I noticed that during times when the screen is COMPLETELY (100%) black (such as at the very beginning or end of a movie, or a scene fade-out, etc). I can see some "interference bars" scrolling right-to-left on my TV screen. I tried two different BD530 units, and both do the same thing. So it's not a defective unit. I thought maybe it's a flaw in the BD530, but then I hooked up my old LG standard DVD player (that had HDMI output too) and I get the same thing (though interestingly, at different speeds depending which resolution I pick... on that player there's a button to change res from 480 to 720 to 1080). So I'm seeing it on multiple machines that use HDMI (though they're all LGs). I have two cheaper cables (different brands and lengths, but both were cheap, around $5 each) and same problem with both, so it could very well be the cables. But they work great otherwise (and they are different brands and lengths). Or it may just be my TV. My TV is an older Sony widescreen CRT (not LCD), it only has a DVI input (not HDMI, so the cables are both HDMI->DVI) but it can display up to 1080i, and the picture is stunning (except for this scrolling little interference lines visible only when the picture is completely black). Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem, and what they did to fix it. I don't really want to pay as much for a cable as I did for the DVD player; it's not really that big a deal, just wondering if anyone had any clues. I noticed there's an optical out on the LG530, but am not sure what that would connect to (I've never used an optical out before). Are there Optical out -> DVI cables out there?
Sorry for the long post. But wondering if anyone has any ideas for the Subtitle size issue or the slight interference issue. Thanks!