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post #151 of 2313
on the MLB.TV website it says the LG BD640 works but there is no MLB.TV icon in the LG Netcast screen. Does anyone know why? Also I am trying to program my universal remote to with with the LG player but I cannot find the 4 digit code for this player anywhere.. Does anyone know it?

thanks
post #152 of 2313
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Originally Posted by jutang View Post

On another note, I have tried streaming MP3 and the player initially navigates well and plays songs. But while playing that song I can't navigate out of the folder. The player will show the background wallpaper, but freezes. The MP3 though is still playing. Only way to get out of this is to turn the player off. Anyone else having this problem?

I have noticed this. I believe it's a bug. While streaming music, if you use the BACK button to back out of the currently playing album, the system freezes and will eventually shut down. If you instead use the UP ARROW to navigate out of a currently playing album, the system does not freeze. I can repeat this bug and workaround over and over. It's a firmware issue. Nothing wrong worth your player.
post #153 of 2313
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Originally Posted by xfooyen View Post

I have noticed this. I believe it's a bug. While streaming music, if you use the BACK button to back out of the currently playing album, the system freezes and will eventually shut down. If you instead use the UP ARROW to navigate out of a currently playing album, the system does not freeze. I can repeat this bug and workaround over and over. It's a firmware issue. Nothing wrong worth your player.

Thanks for the tip. Couldn't quite figure why some time it would freeze and other times it wouldn't. I don't know if I was hitting the up arrow versus back button, but next time I will pay attention.
post #154 of 2313
Hi. I have a couple of questions for BD6xx owners. I've seen two posts mentioning problems with MKV support, particularly 1080p playback.. Was this a one-off, or do these players really not support any kind of 1080p MKV playback, regardless of the settings you use in x264? From what I've read, it seems that the previous models (BD5xx) supported MKV 1080p playback, so it seems awfully weird that the newer models would drop this support.

As a fallback measure, I assume these players will have no problem playing 1080p videos recorded in DVD+Rs in AVCHD format?
post #155 of 2313
These players do support 1080p MKV playback. Make sure the MKV is Profile 4.1.
post #156 of 2313
Has anyone heard if LG intends a firmware update to support subtitles for Netflix streaming? Netflix doesn't show any blu ray players as devices that currently support subtitles (right now it's just PC/Mac, game consoles and Boxee I think) however the Netflix blog recently said that all devices released this summer or later this year will support subtitles. So it certainly seems like something that should be available via a firmware update.

I sent the question to LG product support and will post the answer when I receive it. Just thought I'd try here too in case anyone here has looked into it also. Thanks.
post #157 of 2313
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Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post

These players do support 1080p MKV playback. Make sure the MKV is Profile 4.1.

Thanks for the reply. Well that's easy enough, since I haven't yet started backing up my BD collection, and I intend to encode them at 4.1 level anyway.

I was considering the purchase of a BD630, since I have no need for DLNA support (got a WDTV live already) or internet aps, just a solid Blu-ray player. I was concerned by Vampidemic's and djmaltby's posts, since they mentioned that both a 1080p .m2ts file and a 1080p MKV file gave a "Video resolution not supported" error.

I checked that MKV video ("Sita Sings the Blues"), and it appears to be a variable fps encode, so that alone could account for the unsupported resolution error.
post #158 of 2313
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Originally Posted by djmaltby View Post

I do like that cover art for mp3s with embedded art displays on the file icons. No art is on the artist folders though.

The 690 sees .m4v files on my Mac CIFS/SMB file share - the 390 didn't.

How about cover art for mp4 or mkv movies? Did you try a file like "folder.jpg" for folder art?
post #159 of 2313
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Originally Posted by TOMillr View Post

How about cover art for mp4 or mkv movies? Did you try a file like "folder.jpg" for folder art?

I just tried both "folder.jpg" and "artwork.jpg" with no success. Maybe there's a magic size/dimension that will work, but I couldn't get any artwork to display for folders, .mp4 or .mkv video files.

I did notice that when in the largest icon view displaying files on the 690s internal HDD, if you stop on one film/video for about 4 seconds, it plays frames from the file (guessing 1/15 sec) so you can see what's in it. It's slow, not very useful, and only displays the file it's on. When you navigate to another file, the icon goes back to the static film reel. It didn't display frames on files from my share, only on the internal HDD.
post #160 of 2313
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Originally Posted by billstpor View Post

I was concerned by Vampidemic's and djmaltby's posts, since they mentioned that both a 1080p .m2ts file and a 1080p MKV file gave a "Video resolution not supported" error.

I checked that MKV video ("Sita Sings the Blues"), and it appears to be a variable fps encode, so that alone could account for the unsupported resolution error.

I have "Sita Sings the Blues" in .mp4, not .mkv, but I suspect you're right about the variable encode being the issue. I have since found a few 1080p MKV files that played well (music videos), and they're all .mkv with MPEG4/AVC High@L4.0 or 4.1. One file is L4.2, and I get a warning that says "this movie may not be playable properly", but it plays fine.
post #161 of 2313
Alright, I've done enough reading to start my eyes bleeding and get myself a little more uninformed.I just need a little understanding about video upscaling. Here goes:

If I have a LG BDP that has great vid upscaling and a mid-line Denon AVR that does vid upscaling, what/which is the correct setup. What I mean is, if I have a DVD getting upscaled (video) by the BDP, which is connected via HDMI to my AVR then to the TV via HDMI, is the AVR taking the processed (upscaled) video signal from the LG BDP and then trying to process (upscale) it again?

TIA
post #162 of 2313
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Originally Posted by scooterp7 View Post

Alright, I've done enough reading to start my eyes bleeding and get myself a little more uninformed.I just need a little understanding about video upscaling. Here goes:

If I have a LG BDP that has great vid upscaling and a mid-line Denon AVR that does vid upscaling, what/which is the correct setup. What I mean is, if I have a DVD getting upscaled (video) by the BDP, which is connected via HDMI to my AVR then to the TV via HDMI, is the AVR taking the processed (upscaled) video signal from the LG BDP and then trying to process (upscale) it again?

TIA

No, its already at 1080P coming from the BDP, so the Denon should not be doing anything. Now if you set the BDP to output at 480, the Denon would then do its thing, It would be nice to compare the upscaling quality between the two. 480 to 1080 using the Denon vs. just using the BDP or 720 to 1080 using the BDP and Denon (setting the BDP to output 720), curious which one looks better?
post #163 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Sabrewulf... View Post

No, its already at 1080P coming from the BDP, so the Denon should not be doing anything. Now if you set the BDP to output at 480, the Denon would then do its thing, It would be nice to compare the upscaling quality between the two. 480 to 1080 using the Denon vs. just using the BDP or 720 to 1080 using the BDP and Denon (setting the BDP to output 720), curious which one looks better?

Thanks. That sounds like an interesting challenge! Wonder if my eyes can see the difference. I'm a kinda old guy!
post #164 of 2313
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Originally Posted by djmaltby View Post

I just tried both "folder.jpg" and "artwork.jpg" with no success. Maybe there's a magic size/dimension that will work, but I couldn't get any artwork to display for folders, .mp4 or .mkv video files.

That's too bad. I don't get why no player seems to get this thing right. Why invest in a UI with big placeholder art when you don't got the whole yard?

Anyway, have you tried embedding the artwork right into the .mp4 file itself? Or place an additional file into the same folder (something like "moviename.jpg" or "moviename.mp4.jpg"?) where the movie files are?
post #165 of 2313
whats the difference between the 650 and the 570 from last year?
post #166 of 2313
Hi - lg bd670 here,

everything about it is great although i cant compare to anything since its my first Blu-ray player.

There is one annoyance, the Netflix app keeps asking me to re-activate it online (it gives you a code then your supposed to activate the device using a computer) I understand i do that once, but then, the next day i go to load netflix and its bugging me to do it again ......

anyone else run into this?

I have the newest updates.

update:
seems the previous generation lg players also had this issue:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...www.google.com

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reactivation of Netflix everyday W/ 590
I searched and didn't find much on this. Everytime I go into Netflix I have to activate all over again. It seemed to start with lastest firmware but LG says it's not holding the code and it's not the update. Any ideas on a fix? I really don't want to pay $70 to send it to LG for a fix.

Thanks

Rick
post #167 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Vinny VIn View Post
Hi - lg bd670 here,

everything about it is great although i cant compare to anything since its my first Blu-ray player.

There is one annoyance, the Netflix app keeps asking me to re-activate it online (it gives you a code then your supposed to activate the device using a computer) I understand i do that once, but then, the next day i go to load netflix and its bugging me to do it again ......

anyone else run into this?

I have the newest update

How many computers\\devices do you and your family use for netflix? It has a 6 device limit and will knock out other devices when devices connect and you are near the 6 device limit. Computers seems to have a higher priority than other devices for some reason. You can check you device count through your account settings.
post #168 of 2313
I was wondering if the lg BD630 plays files from and external hard drive via usb formatted as fat 32 or can it handle ntfs?
post #169 of 2313
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Vinny VIn View Post

Hi - lg bd670 here,

everything about it is great although i cant compare to anything since its my first Blu-ray player.

There is one annoyance, the Netflix app keeps asking me to re-activate it online (it gives you a code then your supposed to activate the device using a computer) I understand i do that once, but then, the next day i go to load netflix and its bugging me to do it again ......

anyone else run into this?

I have the newest updates.

update:
seems the previous generation lg players also had this issue:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...www.google.com

Vinny,

I have the LG670 and do not have any problems with Netflix. I am on firmware v8.62.245.E.

Curious to know how many Apps you can see in the LG TV Apps store. I only see 5 when I access the app store on the 670, yet around 17 are visible on the web.

John
post #170 of 2313
Re: my earlier post about whether there will be a firmware update to allow subtitles for Netflix, below is the response I got from LG Product Support. Note that they don't definitively say that the 650 and other 600 series players will eventually support subtitles (which was the question I asked, not when). But would others hear read that as the implied answer ("Yes subtitles will be incorporated in a future update, we just can't tell you when") or a complete non-answer ("We don't know what's in any future update until we get a communication from the factory and we haven't received anything about this yet")? Thanks.



Thank you for contacting LG Electronics. I will gladly assist you.

Regretfully, we have not received an official communication about the future release date of this update. As soon as we receive an official statement from our factory, we will post a newsletter in our webpage to announce its release date, but until then we do not have the actual specifications of the new updates.

I hope that the information on this message results helpful, and if you have other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us again either via email, or by calling our customer service division (number listed below) at your convenience.
post #171 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Vinny VIn View Post
Hi - lg bd670 here,

everything about it is great although i cant compare to anything since its my first Blu-ray player.

There is one annoyance, the Netflix app keeps asking me to re-activate it online (it gives you a code then your supposed to activate the device using a computer) I understand i do that once, but then, the next day i go to load netflix and its bugging me to do it again ......

anyone else run into this?

I have the newest update


How many computers\\devices do you and your family use for netflix? It has a 6 device limit and will knock out other devices when devices connect and you are near the 6 device limit. Computers seems to have a higher priority than other devices for some reason. You can check you device count through your account settings.

That was it thanks! that's what i get for giving out my netflix login to friends who then use it on 15 different computers.
post #172 of 2313
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Originally Posted by jmolli View Post

Vinny,

I am on firmware v8.62.245.E.

Curious to know how many Apps you can see in the LG TV Apps store. I only see 5 when I access the app store on the 670, yet around 17 are visible on the web.

John

I have 6 (5 on the screen but i was able to scroll over to the right to reveal the 6th in the "all" section)
Anna kim p...
Boing Boin...
Mars Hills C...
Natural Ob...
Pair & Matc...
Puzzle Game

I just checked for updates 5 minutes ago and it updated my "driver"
driver version: H90358
SW version: BD.8.62.211.E

how do you have that SW version???

update:
ahh, you got it from the lg website.
post #173 of 2313
I have a 590 and was looking at the 690. I had hoped to use the 590 as a media hub, but was disappointed with some of its limitations. For example, it only supports mkv files that are H264 and either DTS or AC3 sound, not VC-1, tru-HD, or DTS-MA. For music, it does not support FLAC or Apple's M4A files, only MP3 or WAV. It does not play properly albums that are meant to be heard without a pause between tracks (opera, for example), as it always pauses. The 590 does not read tags from music files, only from Gracenote, which means I'd have to re-rip all my albums (not happening!); I gather the 690 does, but how well? Have they fixed any/all of these?
Thanks, and there are some great evaluations here already!
post #174 of 2313
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Vinny VIn View Post

I have 6 (5 on the screen but i was able to scroll over to the right to reveal the 6th in the "all" section)
Anna kim p...
Boing Boin...
Mars Hills C...
Natural Ob...
Pair & Matc...
Puzzle Game

I just checked for updates 5 minutes ago and it updated my "driver"
driver version: H90358
SW version: BD.8.62.211.E

how do you have that SW version???

update:
ahh, you got it from the lg website.

Thanks so much for the detailed info on what you are seeing in the App Store, it agrees exactly with what I am seeing. When the App store first opened (3/2/11) all of the apps visible in the store on the web were also visible/available when you visited the store using your BD670. Right after I upgraded to 8.62.245.E, all of the Apps in the App store were gone. I initially thought the upgrade had affected what I was seeing in the App store, but apparently LG is juggling what apps are visible themselves. Over the last few weeks, the number of apps visible has gone up to the 6 you listed. So the upgrade to firmware 8.62.245.E wasn't the reason for all of the apps disappearing.

One thing 8.62.245.E did was reduce the output of the component connection on the BD670 to 480P max. I had mine hooked up via component cable (red, green, blue) and after the upgrade (or should I say downgrade), the output dropped from 720P to 480P (pic quality was awful) and I developed a problem with the sound being out of synch with the picture on BluRay discs (nice job LG). Apparently this downgrade of analog outputs on BD players was required by the motion picture industry effective 1/1/2011. I had to buy an HDMI switch to get around the issue since my TV only has one HDMI input and it was being used by my cable dvr.

LG needs to get their App store rolling. They are way behind their competitors re: availability of useful/desireable apps. I think their hardware is the best out there, but most people will make buying decisions based on what content is available on the player. To not have a facebook and Twitter app available in the app store at roll-out is a large blunder on LG's part.

I'm still waiting for an answer from LG (1.5 weeks and counting) on what happened to all of the apps in the app store and why there are many visible on the web and only 6 visible when you visit the store through the BD670.
post #175 of 2313
Mine pulled an update last night and failed then rebooted. The new update that failed to install had a new driver version90358 and sw version 9.0.??

This morning I checked and only the new driver was listed as the update (90358) it successfully updated that. I checked for a swupdate after getting the new driver and nothing came up.
post #176 of 2313
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Originally Posted by jmolli View Post

One thing 8.62.245.E did was reduce the output of the component connection on the BD670 to 480P max.

So that must be what they meant when they wrote:

Firmware update for BD660/ BD650/ BD670/ BD690

1. Improve the Playability of BD and 3D BD.

2. Countermeasure : Update to newest firmware

3. Firmware Version : BD.8.62.245.E

post #177 of 2313
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Empirical View Post

Mine pulled an update last night and failed then rebooted. The new update that failed to install had a new driver version90358 and sw version 9.0.??

This morning I checked and only the new driver was listed as the update (90358) it successfully updated that. I checked for a swupdate after getting the new driver and nothing came up.

Empirical,

You actually saw a new firmware version with a numbering sequence that started with 9.0.xxx !! What model BluRay player do you have and what is your current firmware version?

I updated last night but only saw the new driver you mentioned and it successfully installed.
post #178 of 2313
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Originally Posted by jmolli View Post

Empirical,

You actually saw a new firmware version with a numbering sequence that started with 9.0.xxx !! What model BluRay player do you have and what is your current firmware version?

I updated last night but only saw the new driver you mentioned and it successfully installed.

Yes, I did, didn't note the whole sequence but definitely began with 9.0....
I have a BD650

Cureent version is 8.6.2.211E
post #179 of 2313
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post

So that must be what they meant when they wrote:

Firmware update for BD660/ BD650/ BD670/ BD690

1. Improve the Playability of BD and 3D BD.

2. Countermeasure : Update to newest firmware

3. Firmware Version : BD.8.62.245.E


Dead Mike,

I like your sense of humor!
post #180 of 2313
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Originally Posted by jmolli View Post

Dead Mike,

I like your sense of humor!

Thank you. Finally, somebody on AVS appreciates it.
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