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post #1741 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Emannikcufesin View Post

04/15/12 - lost the HDD again. AGGGGGGGHHHHH! This is so frustrating.

I wonder if this model just needs time after boot up to recognize the HDD. I have the 670 and sometimes I had to do a hard reset since it still showed couple of connections that were turned off. Try to reinstall old firmware from website.

DO THIS: Go to Settings, Others and select Initialize, Factory Set. Turn off unit, unplug unit for a minute, plug in, turn back on. Configure your network settings, download 404E update again, repeat above procedure after update turns off player.
post #1742 of 2320
aa/fd: Checking to see if you have had any luck?
post #1743 of 2320
LG 620 - 2012 Model



Are there any news ? new firmware features ?
post #1744 of 2320
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Originally Posted by delphiguru View Post

LG 620 - 2012 Model

Are there any news ? new firmware features ?


There is another thread dedicated to discussion of the 2012 LG Blu-ray players including the BP620:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/archi...t-1399115.html


I don't have experience with any of the 2012 players myself. However, based on what I have read, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of new features and some of the streaming apps included on the 2011 models (including Amazon VOD) have been removed from the 2012 players, possibly due to failed negotations between LG and the content providers.
post #1745 of 2320
Updated the firmware. Surprise, surprise! the YouTube app is decently usable one now.
post #1746 of 2320
No Baseman can't get the download to complete no matter what time of day or configuration all I can do is wait for LG to mail me a disk or they post it on the site
Just reread your posts and I might try bypassing the router
post #1747 of 2320
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Originally Posted by aa/fd View Post

No Baseman can't get the download to complete no matter what time of day or configuration all I can do is wait for LG to mail me a disk or they post it on the site
Just reread your posts and I might try bypassing the router

Sorry to hear that. I know that was the deal with mine, update so far and then get kicked off numerous times. That was happening also with the 530 too. Well, at least you will have the disc. I recall some said they were having problems with their wifi too.

Vampidemic has been an awesome contributor to the LG and plus other forums. Might be able to shed some lightzzzzzz on the subject.
post #1748 of 2320
Yes I'm looking to see if a network issue (wifi or hardwire) as I can access the LG Software Server the 670 is addressing each time it attempts to update, from my PC
http://136.166.4.117/swnus/jsp/common/login.jsp
will see where it goes from here
post #1749 of 2320
Hey all...having some issues with my bd660. So I have the 660 connected to my Denon 1712 via HDMI. I primarily play HD video files from a connected USB drive without issue. Most files are MKV in 720p or 1080p with DTS or DD audio. They play fine. I've also played Blu Rays in DTS-HD MA and they also play fine so I know that my receiver is good to go.

However, I now have some MKVs in 1080p with DTS-HD MA and Im getting no audio. My receiver indicates the stream is DTS, not DTS-HD MA but the light seems to cut in and out. I've tried multiple files with DTS-HD MA soundtracks and they don't work. I've yet to find any MKS with TrueHD. So basically what I'm asking is, can the player play MKV files with DTS-HD or TrueHD soundtracks or will those only happen with actual blu ray files? I've tried with a drive connected via USB as well as through CIFS. Neither seems to work. File plays fine on my comp. I searched the forum and couldn't find an answer so if its buried in their somewhere, please don't spaz. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all!
post #1750 of 2320
AFAIK this player only plays dtshd-ma of a blu-ray disk, NOT from mkv or any other source. Nor will it play mkv with dtshd-ma from cifs,dlna or usb.
The same is true for Dolby trueHD.

You have to convert the audio in the mkv to dts or dolby digital to make it work.
You can use mkvextractgui in conjuction with mkvtoolnix (extract mkvextractgui2 in the same directory as mkvtoolnix) to extract the audio from the mkv. Convert the audio to dts or dolby digital with eac3to. Mux the new audio with mmg (the gui from mkvtoolnix), remove the old audio by deselecting it, and add the new audio. Mux it to a new mkv and it should playback fine on this player.
ps make sure that in the settings from mkvtoolnix the header compression is disabled. I'm not really sure but i think this player will not play files that does have header compression. In the later versions of mkvtoolnix this is default, but check it anyway.

Good luck
post #1751 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Baseman View Post

Sorry to hear that. I know that was the deal with mine, update so far and then get kicked off numerous times. That was happening also with the 530 too. Well, at least you will have the disc. I recall some said they were having problems with their wifi too.

Vampidemic has been an awesome contributor to the LG and plus other forums. Might be able to shed some lightzzzzzz on the subject.

Thanks for the kind words Baseman. Not a whole lot to add from me, other than to emphasize that it is common for users to report software update failures and delays (I had an install take about 30 minutes one time) immediately following the release of a new update. For most user, these issues seem to subsides once the traffic dies down after the current release is no longer new.

That said, some users seem to have persistent update problems and my best guess is that is caused by local network issues of some sort. As has been suggested, any thing to simplify the networking set-up (use wired instead of wi-fi if possible, bypass unneeded network devices, take other devices off the network if possible, etc.) might help to troubleshoot the problem.
post #1752 of 2320
Thanks for the response Duck666. Is this a limitation of the player or of the MKV file type? I've seen some info that said MKV could not support lossless audio streams. Do you know if it would work if I converted to TS? Thanks for the info though dude.
post #1753 of 2320
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Originally Posted by stibone View Post

Thanks for the response Duck666. Is this a limitation of the player or of the MKV file type? I've seen some info that said MKV could not support lossless audio streams. Do you know if it would work if I converted to TS? Thanks for the info though dude.

Per the instruction manual, DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD are not listed as supported audio codecs for file playback on disc, USB or DLNA ( only on Discs authored with Blu-ray disc structure as opposed to data discs with media files written to them will likely work).

I don't think .TS files are natively supported by the player, though I use them all the time over DLNA with AC-3 audio. I don't have any TS files with the HD audio formats to test, but I know that neither my BD670 or BD570 would playback .m2ts files with DTS-HD MA when I tested some time ago over CIFS/SMB and USB, though the BD570 did playback copies of the same files with AC-3 and DTS audio.

I heard that some Sony players can play HD audio in a TS file, but I would be surprised if that is officially sanctioned and supported. If you want to stream full quality Blu-ray rips, you will probably need to look at dedicated streaming devices specializing in playback of Blu-ray rips. In general this type of functionality seems to be considered a threat in the industry due to piracy concerns.

LGs 2010 players at one time supported .vob files ( from DVD rips) and Oppo supported Blu-ray folder structures at one point, but those features were removed in firmware updates. I suspect that industry partners pressured them into removing these features.
post #1754 of 2320
Thanks Vamp. I kinda figured as such. It's really not that big a deal, I'll just have to stick to DD and DTS. I'm going to try and convert some of those MKVs although I'm having trouble finding a converter that will keep the audio stream as DTS-HD. But if and when I find one, I'll post results. Thanks again man.
post #1755 of 2320
Disappointed that the Youtube app is still entirely useless. There are two idiotic problems.

1. When you go to your subscribed area, it immediately starts playing the most recent addition. Why in the world would it assume that, of all the things that have been uploaded, I would want the most recent?

2. Once you kill that auto-start, all you have is a running list of videos from all of your subscriptions, all mixed up, it is not divided in anyway by subscription channel.

I am glad I have an Xbox for Youtube.
post #1756 of 2320
You don't have to remove the original audio. If you converted the audio to dts you can make a new mkv with both audio streams. In the info menu of the player you can select wich audio track must be played.
In mmg you can set a default audio track as well
post #1757 of 2320
I got the LG BD690 a few weeks ago and love it but I'm running out of space on the 250GB HDD.

So i bought a 2TB HDD which had a FAT32 format already on it. So I switch the 250GB HDD with the 2TB HDD and the LG BD690 did not pick up the HDD.

So I connected it back to the PC and now the 2TB drive shows as unallocated space and when i tried to format the drive and get the error write protected on win7.

I get the same "write protected" error with the 250GB on win7 but If i connect the 250GB HDD back in the LG BD690, it works just fine.

I'm lost on what to do. Has anyone upgrade the storage size in the LG BD690 before?
post #1758 of 2320
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Originally Posted by loverboy1701 View Post

I got the LG BD690 a few weeks ago and love it but I'm running out of space on the 250GB HDD.

So i bought a 2TB HDD which had a FAT32 format already on it. So I switch the 250GB HDD with the 2TB HDD and the LG BD690 did not pick up the HDD.

So I connected it back to the PC and now the 2TB drive shows as unallocated space and when i tried to format the drive and get the error write protected on win7.

I get the same "write protected" error with the 250GB on win7 but If i connect the 250GB HDD back in the LG BD690, it works just fine.

I'm lost on what to do. Has anyone upgrade the storage size in the LG BD690 before?

No experience myself as I don't have the BD690. Though there hasn't been much discussion here about hard drive updates for the BD690 that I recall, I wanted to suggest you take a look at the BD590/570 etc. thread on AVS. There was some fairly technical discussion about hard drive updates, the file format used, etc. on that thread. Some of that info may also apply to the BD690 and therefore could be helpful to you.
post #1759 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Vampidemic View Post


No experience myself as I don't have the BD690. Though there hasn't been much discussion here about hard drive updates for the BD690 that I recall, I wanted to suggest you take a look at the BD590/570 etc. thread on AVS. There was some fairly technical discussion about hard drive updates, the file format used, etc. on that thread. Some of that info may also apply to the BD690 and therefore could be helpful to you.

Off chance, is there wiring for a HD in the LGs that do not have one. Anyone with a off warranty 670 opened it up?

Just thinking out loud. Early Uverse STBs had HDs disconnected.
post #1760 of 2320
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Originally Posted by netorders View Post


Off chance, is there wiring for a HD in the LGs that do not have one. Anyone with a off warranty 670 opened it up?

Just thinking out loud. Early Uverse STBs had HDs disconnected.

Haven't taken mine apart to look, but I don't think there is enough space to fit a 3.5" drive. My understanding is that the BD690 has a larger case, so I would be surprised if the BD670 had an extra SATA port and power connector. Though if the circuit board is shared it might be possible to install your own cables and insert a 2.5" drive. I don't know for sure.

The software runs differently on the BD690 though, so even if the physical ports are there, the software might not allow you to take advantage of them.
post #1761 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Vampidemic View Post


Haven't taken mine apart to look, but I don't think there is enough space to fit a 3.5" drive. My understanding is that the BD690 has a larger case, so I would be surprised if the BD670 had an extra SATA port and power connector. Though if the circuit board is shared it might be possible to install your own cables and insert a 2.5" drive. I don't know for sure.

The software runs differently on the BD690 though, so even if the physical ports are there, the software might not allow you to take advantage of them.

Never thought of case difference. Thanks for your input.
post #1762 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Baseman View Post

aa/fd: Checking to see if you have had any luck?

Well after numerous attempts and shutting down all wireless access I bypassed the router and hard wire connected the 670 directly to the cable modem and after the second attempt the 404E update is successful in 5 min.
Philly and San Diego now on MLB.tv video quality is still sub par but it works again until the next LG update comes out.
Thanks for the input Baseman and the rest of you all.
post #1763 of 2320
The infamous audio problem that caused so many problems for so many of us ... is back.

One of the many problems I have had with my BD670 is that it sometimes just goes crazy, doesn't respond - won't open the drawer until I push it the 3rd time, won't close the drawer, etc.

I realize now that it does this mostly when it has an Update that it wants me to use but I have pushed the "Cancel" option, to do it later.

So it kept acting wiggy so finally I said "Enough!" and I let it update itself.

So I am now running BD.8.97.404 - servo ver. H90377

And the old infamous audio dropout between chapter changes is BACK!

I noticed this on Boston Legal Season 3 Disc 5. I don't have time to check it with other discs right now but I've been watching Boston Legal in sequence and before the update none of the other discs had this problem.

I believe I will now finally stop using this as a BD player and go out and buy a Panasonic or Sony BD player. I do like this BD670 for watching files from my thumb drive (though it's not great at that, either, but good enough) but I have had nothing but problems with it as a BluRay player even after the first audio problem fix.
post #1764 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Vance14 View Post

Disappointed that the Youtube app is still entirely useless. There are two idiotic problems.

1. When you go to your subscribed area, it immediately starts playing the most recent addition. Why in the world would it assume that, of all the things that have been uploaded, I would want the most recent?

2. Once you kill that auto-start, all you have is a running list of videos from all of your subscriptions, all mixed up, it is not divided in anyway by subscription channel.

My player just updated the Youtube app. At least we have our subscriptions now, but I don't like how it just plays the most recent addition like you say. I didn't see any way to pick a different video, except to just hit the next button. Did you find any way to pick a specific video?
post #1765 of 2320
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Originally Posted by RayAzul View Post

The infamous audio problem that caused so many problems for so many of us ... is back.

One of the many problems I have had with my BD670 is that it sometimes just goes crazy, doesn't respond - won't open the drawer until I push it the 3rd time, won't close the drawer, etc.

I realize now that it does this mostly when it has an Update that it wants me to use but I have pushed the "Cancel" option, to do it later.

So it kept acting wiggy so finally I said "Enough!" and I let it update itself.

So I am now running BD.8.97.404 - servo ver. H90377

And the old infamous audio dropout between chapter changes is BACK!

I noticed this on Boston Legal Season 3 Disc 5. I don't have time to check it with other discs right now but I've been watching Boston Legal in sequence and before the update none of the other discs had this problem.

I believe I will now finally stop using this as a BD player and go out and buy a Panasonic or Sony BD player. I do like this BD670 for watching files from my thumb drive (though it's not great at that, either, but good enough) but I have had nothing but problems with it as a BluRay player even after the first audio problem fix.

Ouch! That's horrible. I have not updated mine yet. I normally update pretty quickly, but the previous .392 update fixed a DLNA stuttering issue that affected all other recent software versions. That version never got released as a Web site download so I was reluctant to leave it behind knowing I could never get it back. Thanks for the info. I will stay on .392
post #1766 of 2320
Managed to get the update after a few tries. Seems to work well. We had a problem initially (only bought the player yesterday) whereby the picture would go all snowy for a second, but the sound wouldn't drop out. Also noticed the unit turn itself off once for no reason.

May take it back, will see how it goes today. Has anybody seen a region hack for this to play Region As yet?
post #1767 of 2320
very informative forum. i have received my bd670 from lg for the 2nd time with the following problems still evident.

turns off while playing bluray or any hd dvd with 5.1 audio.
netflix streaming locks up when video quality reaches xhd with 5.1 audio - no problem when connected to router (new netgear wndr 4500) via cable. router located 15 feet from player good signal strength on 5mhz band - no other units in area show up.

player returned from lg with firmware ver : BD.8.97.404E, SERVO H90377.

player now making funny noise like a hard drive doing random seeks when it shuts down while playing dvd.

any thoughts ??????? just about given up on lg, too bad as player is great til it hiccups with hd and 5.1 audio.
post #1768 of 2320
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Originally Posted by stormcat1 View Post

very informative forum. i have received my bd670 from lg for the 2nd time with the following problems still evident.

turns off while playing bluray or any hd dvd with 5.1 audio.
netflix streaming locks up when video quality reaches xhd with 5.1 audio - no problem when connected to router (new netgear wndr 4500) via cable. router located 15 feet from player good signal strength on 5mhz band - no other units in area show up.

player returned from lg with firmware ver : BD.8.97.404E, SERVO H90377.

player now making funny noise like a hard drive doing random seeks when it shuts down while playing dvd.

any thoughts ??????? just about given up on lg, too bad as player is great til it hiccups with hd and 5.1 audio.

I think that's the quick startup option that does that. If you turn it off under setup, it might help.
post #1769 of 2320
Anytime Vampidemic!!! You always will earn it!!!!
aa/fd- Your welcome!!!

It's Baaaa-ack! Though I hate to give feedback as such BUT RayAzul's correct. Had a DVD freeze up between chapters and of the course the audio problem. Haven't tried a BluRay but mp4, mkv, avi from usb work no probs there. Went out to LG and luckily they still have BD.8.97.382.E posted. I always keep old firmware around, almost forgot this time. Might have to bring forward the 530 which is constantly still a workhorse stud. Never had any probs. Here's the link if you should need/want: [url="http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-BD670#"]
post #1770 of 2320
Baseman,
Where do you see BD.8.97.392.E on LG's support site, I can't find it?
Thanks
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