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post #211 of 230
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Originally Posted by srojr View Post

I sucked it up and rehooked up a wire; it's the center speaker. Heading out to see what BB has to replace it.

Good luck!
post #212 of 230
Does anyone know when Cinavia started being built into the firmware? Also is there a firmware files archive for older firmwares?
post #213 of 230
Hi. I'm new to the forums. I bough the 336 unit back in december.
I've played with it for a while, I mostly use it to watch movies stored in DNLA Server, the unit is connected to the network via a HP ProCurve 1800 10/100/1000 mbps switch.
Most of my movies are stored in mkv format, with almost everything (in the sound format section) stored in DTS 5.1 format, some in Dolby Digital 5.1 format, a few in both DTS-ES 6.1 (Discrete and Matrix variations). Recently I noticed something, this unit can't reproduce DTS-MA or Dolby TrueHD properly, if I play a movie with audio track in this format the sound is garbled and muffled. I tried changing the Sound Effect while watching the movie, also I tried reproduce it using ByPass and nothing, sound is always screwed up.
Has anyone experimented the same problem, or does this unit doesn't support this audio format?

I will appreciate your feedback. smile.gif
post #214 of 230
As far as I know, Cinavia is not a part of the firmware. I have all of the firmware that have ever been posted to LG's website, and none of them contain Cinavia. There had been firmware that contained Cinavia on the 2010 model, but that only lasted a week or so and then they took it off because it was messing up legitimate Blu-ray playback.
post #215 of 230
I'm trying to stream a HD movie on a LG LHB976 Blue-ray Home Theatre combo unit using the Amazon app that's on it. The picture streams as HD, but I'm getting audio in stereo instead of 5.1. The unit is connected via Cat 5e directly to my router. A speed test on my connection shows I'm running at 22 Mbps. I get 5.1 on other inputs into the box. I have the latest firmware for the box. I can't find any option under settings to change the audio.

I contacted Amazon and they verified that the movie I purchased should have 5.1 audio. They also stated my connection was fast enough to support HD and 5.1 streaming. They did not have anything that shows any kind of limitations for that particular box.

I contacted LG and they were pretty much useless. They suggested changing the "Sound Effects" to "NATURAL PLUS", but all that does is have the same audio that's coming out of the front speakers, come out the rear speakers.

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this problem? Has anyone else seen this problem? Could it be a limitation of the LAN port on the unit? Could the box be defective?

Thanks for any help!
post #216 of 230
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Originally Posted by kmarker View Post

I'm trying to stream a HD movie on a LG LHB976 Blue-ray Home Theatre combo unit using the Amazon app that's on it. The picture streams as HD, but I'm getting audio in stereo instead of 5.1. The unit is connected via Cat 5e directly to my router. A speed test on my connection shows I'm running at 22 Mbps. I get 5.1 on other inputs into the box. I have the latest firmware for the box. I can't find any option under settings to change the audio.
I contacted Amazon and they verified that the movie I purchased should have 5.1 audio. They also stated my connection was fast enough to support HD and 5.1 streaming. They did not have anything that shows any kind of limitations for that particular box.
I contacted LG and they were pretty much useless. They suggested changing the "Sound Effects" to "NATURAL PLUS", but all that does is have the same audio that's coming out of the front speakers, come out the rear speakers.
Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this problem? Has anyone else seen this problem? Could it be a limitation of the LAN port on the unit? Could the box be defective?
Thanks for any help!
What movie was it? I use the Amazon app. I'll give it a shot, as long as it's included in the free Prime movies.
post #217 of 230
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Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post

What movie was it? I use the Amazon app. I'll give it a shot, as long as it's included in the free Prime movies.

The free Prime movie I tried was "Shooter", thought I wasn't sure whether it should have been in 5.1 or not. It showed as HD in the Amazon app on the LG, but on the Amazon website it shows as widescreen stereo. When I streamed it, the HD indicator next to the connection status was on. The other movie I tried was not a free Prime. It was the HD version of Inception.
post #218 of 230
hi im new in ths page but really need your help!


I have the LHB536 and everything worked perfectly until one day I stop reading the usb flash and hard drive usb.
Maybe it was one of the automatic updates of firmware.
I've tried multiple USB flash drives and multiple hard drives and not even recognize it as connected.

I formatted in fat16/fat32/NTSF but still does not recognize , I reset to factory settings but still not working, someone has had this problem? how I can fix it?


thx
post #219 of 230
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Originally Posted by kmarker View Post

The free Prime movie I tried was "Shooter", thought I wasn't sure whether it should have been in 5.1 or not. It showed as HD in the Amazon app on the LG, but on the Amazon website it shows as widescreen stereo. When I streamed it, the HD indicator next to the connection status was on. The other movie I tried was not a free Prime. It was the HD version of Inception.
I remember hearing that this Amazon app doesn't support 5.1 sound.
post #220 of 230
I'm just happy to have the Amazon app at all, considering the 2012 TVs and BD players don't, which is annoying. Just got a free player cuz I'm getting a LG TV, I was hoping to hook that up for my mom. Looks like I'll just sell it and get a Panny player that has Amazon VOD.

Other than that, I'm still happy with my 536 at this point, working fine.
post #221 of 230
I have a LG TV with my 536; I use simplink and the ARC function as everything (536, DirecTV, xbox)connects to the TV. Problem is 75% of the time when my TV is turned on, when simplink automatically goes and turns on the 536 (which is a good thing) BUT the 536 comes up in OPTICAL and not ARC. (I dont even have a cable plugged into the optical port). Sometimes it briefly comes up ARC and I hear directv audio, but then for some reason the 536 switches to OPTICAL.

As usual, its a non-tech-savy family that cannot roll with this issue. Is it resolvable?
post #222 of 230
I've been using the LHB536 for over 1.5 years now (using HDMI) with occasional "No Signal" (video) shown on my LG 55LW6500. Mind you, sound could be heard through the HT speakers despite the lack of video to the TV. It was a dismiss-able inconvenience since powering off/on the TV or HT would result in a connection.
The same problem occurred last night but now no matter what, I cannot obtain a video signal - I can't even get the Home screen to show up on my TV. All signs point to a HDMI video processing problem in the HT. I'd like to see if anyone else has experienced this and resolved it on their own.

Troubleshooting steps:
I have verified that my HDMI cable to the TV is good (tested direct feed from Cable box to TV with success).
Sound is passed through both HDMI1 and HDMI2 into the 536 (output through speakers), but like the LHB536 Home screen (where I could try factory reset if I could see it), there is no video sent to the TV through HDMI Output.
Component and Composite video outputs work fine; I can see the 536 Home Screen (after which I tried Factory Reset to no avail).
I've reset the 536 with repeated 5 second power button holds.
I've reset the 536 with repeated power plug removal.
I've talked to LG support who only verified that it's likely an internal problem that needs to be fixed.

Since I'm out of warranty, best case scenario is a supervisor (I'll call tomorrow) waives shipping and parts cost if I provide my receipt and then only pay the labor (est $69). If I am granted that courtesy, perhaps I'll only deal with TV speakers for a while to repair the 536... but before I submit to the repair I wanted to see if there is a simpler more cost effective approach.

Thanks in advance.

Jon
post #223 of 230
I had an LG 42LH40 TV and had no sync issues at all, and then I got the new LG 55LN5700, and have sync issues (I have to set the player to 150ms so that it syncs up). No sync issues with ARC from the TV, but plenty of sync issues from audio coming from the HTS (such as Blu-rays, DivX movies, cable).

I guess it's the fault of the TV, since it didn't happen to my last LG TV?
post #224 of 230
Hello Everyone,

I have the Lg LHB536,

About a month ago I turned it on and pressed the arrow key on the remote to make a selection. As soon as I pressed the arrow key the screen went black.
The unit then shut off and tried to reboot. The problem is since then it does not work at all.

I have tried unplugging the unit, waiting a few minutes and plugging it back in to reboot it....All that happens is it will say "Boot" on the display for as long as I leave it plugged in.....If I press power it just says "Please Wait" and says that for as long as I leave it on.

Contacted LG and they want $70 + parts + shipping to them.

Anyone else have this problem????

I don't want to spend $100 on something that I can't depend on....
post #225 of 230
Nothing quite that bad. I had some weirdness a few months ago, it froze up I think, had to unplug it to reset it, then it was ok.
post #226 of 230
Well,

After a lot of contact back and forth with LG this is my story.

First, I have had the LHB536 for 2 years now. It was purchased brand new in Nov 2011.
In September of 2013 I turned it on, pressed an arrow key on the remote to make a selection.
The unit quickly showed a black screen and turned itself off.

Since then it does nothing, all it says it "Boot" or "Please Wait" on the LCD screen. I tried everything and finally contacted LG.
They told me to take it to a nearby approved service center. The service center charged me $40, then told me it had to be fixed at LG.

So, I spent 20$ on shipping and 70$ for LG to take a look at it.

Today I received an email from LG, stating that the "Option Code Assembly" had to be replaced, and parts were $290!

So, I told them to just ship it back to me.

All in all I wasted $130 to get nothing more than a quote for an additional $290 cost to fix the unit!

IF YOU OWN ONE OF THESE SYSTEMS BEWARE IS ALL I CAN SAY!.


Now, I am trying to find a good blu ray home theater which will last a few years.

I keep reading reviews on amazon and find that nearly every brand seems to have problems.

Anyone out there had a good blu ray home theater system that has lasted more than 3 years without problems?

I am almost tempted to not even use a home theater system for a few years until all the electronics companies start making reliable products again.

Seems to me all the companies out there today are all about the bottom line. They purposely make products cheap so they will only last a few years just so they can increase their sales.

RANT COMPLETE!
post #227 of 230

The iPod connection appears to have been moved to an external unit (hopefully included - the manual on their website says so) rather than a fold-out dock like the previous model. Was there a reliability issue or something? It's less than ideal for me.

post #228 of 230
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Originally Posted by Brad-hd View Post

Anyone out there had a good blu ray home theater system that has lasted more than 3 years without problems?!
I've had the LG LHB536 for 3+ years - use it every day for several hours - and it's still going strong. I have an old JVC-40 that's about 6 or 7 years old, and it's still going strong. I have an even older Sony HTIB that's about 10 years old and is still fine. Sometimes, you get lucky.

The only poor experience I've had with HTiB was the 2010 model of this LG HTiB (the LHB 535) - that had a TON of audio problems. I had it sent in for repair so many times (and replaced it with new units) that they sent me the LHB536 in February of 2011, to make it up to me.
post #229 of 230
My unit is working well enough. The only issues I've had is I've had it lock up about twice, had to unplug it to clear that. And the networking isn't working I think. I say think because luckily I don't need it for streaming media, so I haven't spent time trying to resolve it. Don't know if it's a HW issue or some FW glitch that might get fixed with a reflash.
post #230 of 230
Good Day guys,

Im having a little problem on my LHB536 i have mine for 2 years now and suddenly this problem pops out - so im playing my movies through my 1 TB seagate HDD and cat forward "4x" and cant go to the specific time i want to play the movie it just freezes and goes back to the home screen

Thank you
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