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post #1771 of 2313
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Originally Posted by DougReim View Post

Baseman,
Where do you see BD.8.97.392.E on LG's support site, I can't find it?
Thanks

It's the .382.E update that is available on the support site, not .392.E. Here is the link for US players:

http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-BD670
post #1772 of 2313
Thanks, I got it.
Now I don't see the .392E update.............
post #1773 of 2313
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougReim View Post

Thanks, I got it.
Now I don't see the .392E update.............

Like Vampidemic mentioned its .382E, where did you get .392E? There is NO .392E just to clarify.
post #1774 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Baseman View Post

Like Vampidemic mentioned its .382E, where did you get .392E? There is NO .392E just to clarify.

There IS a .398.E, though.
post #1775 of 2313
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Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post

There IS a .398.E, though.

FYI: Yes, there was a .398.E but it was even pulled by LG 'cause it was very buggy so if anyone has it for backups think twice before using.
post #1776 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Baseman View Post

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#"]

Baseman,
I'm running on 404e, but no DVD issues so far..does it happen on any DVDs?
post #1777 of 2313
When I go back to the .382 firmware the player doesnt let me access the premium apps unless I update the player to the newest firmware. It sends me back to the update screen. How can I fix this? Thanks in advance
post #1778 of 2313
It's weird that there's isn't much information out there on the BD690 HDD size upgrade. Do anyone have any suggestions? I would like to upgrade the 250GB HDD in the BD690 to 2TB HDD.

Please PM me if you can.
post #1779 of 2313
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Originally Posted by randello54 View Post

When I go back to the .382 firmware the player doesnt let me access the premium apps unless I update the player to the newest firmware. It sends me back to the update screen. How can I fix this? Thanks in advance

The only way to access that section is to have the latest firmware. There is NO getting around that, it's just how it is.
post #1780 of 2313
Hi there ! I have bought the lG BD650 today and have noticed that there is a black bar on the left hand side of the screen when player blu rays at 1080p 24hz.

I have updated the firmware to the latest version on the LG website which has not cured the problem. Does anyone have any ideas ?
post #1781 of 2313
Does anyone have the 404e update that they could share? I've tried multiple times to update through the Blu-ray player and it fails every time.
post #1782 of 2313
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Originally Posted by dstay22 View Post

Does anyone have the 404e update that they could share? I've tried multiple times to update through the Blu-ray player and it fails every time.

This update hasn't been posted on the LG support site up until now, so I believe the only way to get it other than directly through the player would be to get LG support to send you a CD (which they often offer to do).

However, are you sure you really want the 404.E update? Other users have reported that it is causing drop outs after chapter changes on DVD-Video discs.
post #1783 of 2313
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Originally Posted by SyStemDeMoN View Post

Hi there ! I have bought the lG BD650 today and have noticed that there is a black bar on the left hand side of the screen when player blu rays at 1080p 24hz.

I have updated the firmware to the latest version on the LG website which has not cured the problem. Does anyone have any ideas ?

Some questions:

1. Are you seeing black bars on both left and right side of the screen, or only on the left?

2. How large is the the bar?

3. Does this issue occur on all discs you player or just certain discs?

4. Do the player's menus have this issue as well?

5. You mentioned that this happens when set to 1080p 24 Hz. Does the issue also occur when set to 1080p 60 Hz as well?
post #1784 of 2313
Hi guys, I am trying to decide between one of the LGs, Panasonic 220, and Sony. DLNA isn't important since I have an HTPC for that, but Netflix is. I want 24p,1080P, and DD+ bitstream for it. It seems the LG does that, correct?

I also really like that The LG can play back PAL. Question I have is - how slow is the Netflix app? I've read it's pretty slow on the Panasonic and wonderful on the Sony. And does it use the latest Netflix interface like the others or custom?

Thanks!
post #1785 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Vampidemic View Post


This update hasn't been posted on the LG support site up until now, so I believe the only way to get it other than directly through the player would be to get LG support to send you a CD (which they often offer to do).

However, are you sure you really want the 404.E update? Other users have reported that it is causing drop outs after chapter changes on DVD-Video discs.

I don't really want to update to 404.e, but I cant access the premium apps without updating...unless I'm wrong.
post #1786 of 2313
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Originally Posted by dstay22 View Post


I don't really want to update to 404.e, but I cant access the premium apps without updating...unless I'm wrong.

You may be right based upon some other recent posts. I have .398 and that's working with Amazon, but the .398 update was never made available as a Web download and it sounds like the version before that (.382) doesn't meet the Premium app requirements any longer.
post #1787 of 2313
connected to my PC (works fine) and to my BD690 in living room using the 4 plug powerline and it works. Tested connection and filled it in with the proper settings. When I attempt to load any of the LG Apps or any other apps it asks me for my wireless password. This is not wireless, how can I get past that window to let me load Netflix, AP apps, etc? Thanks for any input.
post #1788 of 2313
I was very disappointed to try and launch Pandora app on my BD670 one day to see the message "you must update to the latest software" before using any apps that worked fine the day before.

So reluctantly, I downloaded the 404.E update, put it on a flash drive, and updated the system. Pandora and other "premium" apps worked after that, but come to find out, it killed my ability to stream 720HD movies via WiFi on my network!

Now before you blame my network, router, encryption, or signal strength, please understand that I have been streaming HD video on this unit daily for 5 months without hardly a stutter (in the same location, with the same router, with the same firmware and settings with the same files at the same bitrates from the same computer).

Now, after the 404.E update, I can't watch more than 10 seconds of the same video files without it constantly stopping, stuttering and freezing. Often times, when going into the settings menu or switching modes, the unit will simply freeze and power itself off.

Thankfully, I still had the 382.E firmware, so I put it back on the flash drive and had the system downgrade. After the install and reboot, all of the same videos started streaming perfectly again.

Unfortunately, I cannot use any of the "premium" apps now (Pandora, Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc), so I have to choose either streaming local videos, or premium apps. Disappointing. (and no, it's not feasible to run an ethernet cable, which is why I bought a dual-band wifi BD player)

WHAT HAPPENED in 404.E that made it break video streaming over WiFi?!?
post #1789 of 2313
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Originally Posted by supercookie View Post

Baseman,
I'm running on 404e, but no DVD issues so far..does it happen on any DVDs?

Hey supercookie! Sorry for having posted that, actually, I've had NO Dropout Problems with commercial DVDz or BVDz. I played a DVDR Dual-Layer that I just found out had some issues with its layer break that caused that particular problem I posted. So, haven't had ANY problems with 404.E. so far.

For problems with WIFI do a complete hard reset after each firmware update and that should help most.

With older firmwares that prevented access to the premium apps I had to use the main app to get in NOT the shortcut which was always greyed out for me.
post #1790 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Baseman View Post

For problems with WIFI do a complete hard reset after each firmware update and that should help most.

With older firmwares that prevented access to the premium apps I had to use the main app to get in NOT the shortcut which was always greyed out for me.

By hard reset, do you mean unplugging the DVD player, then waiting for it to boot back up? I did that several times, with no effect on the streaming issues.

Also, what are you referring to as the "main app"? I usually click where it says "premium apps" and didn't know there was another way to access Netflix / Amazon / Pandora?

thanks!
post #1791 of 2313
Just found that out from LG "tech" (also known as "I have no clue let me read the knowledge base, please hold" ) No wonder my BD690 was never seeing my server on my pc (Cisco Poweline wired connection). I would run the network setup on unit and it would test fine but never could see server or even access my HD on the unit itself. Should I just go ahead and use Windows Media Center or Windows Media Player or is there some other program out there that would work better with the 690 and Win7? I will now erase Nero Media Home (thanks LG for a product that doesn't work with the latest operating system) The LG support suggested I remove windows 7 and reinstall XP...oh sure wouldn't that be fun and counterproductive as all get out. Little help out there please and thank you. Funny that the player could access the apps but not see my server. I thought I was crazy, well I am crazy but I meant on a technical level. Thanks in advance for any ideas, thoughts, suggestions...
post #1792 of 2313
The security settings in windows seven doesn't allow connections from a blu-ray player for instance.

Here is a solution i found somewhere on the web (can't remember where)
i don't know who wrote it, so if i infringe copyright i am sorry.

here is what's it all about:

CIFS Solution for Win7 x64

After many months of trying to get the CIFS share on my BD670 to work with my Win7 x64 machine, I finally stumbled across the fix. Give these a shot if you can't get CIFS to work. I do everything through CIFS now and don't even touch DLNA now that CIFS is working.

LG BD670 Troubleshooting
My comments in red

Found this elsewhere and it worked for me on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit:

Note I had also done what bujjodu's post suggested about the public share options a couple of posts before this one, but I don't think that did anything. I see all shared folders under my Win7 machine now just like the XP ones.

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edit the following settings in Registry

-Click Start button and type regedit in Search box and select regedit.exe to execute

-Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Lsa and change the value as follows

-Right click on "LimitBlankPasswordUse", select Modify and change the value data to 1

was already 1

-Right click on "NoLmHash", select Modify and change the value data to 0

originally was 0

-Right click on "everyoneincludesanonymous", select Modify and change value data to 1

original was 0

-Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\services\\Lan manServer\\Parameters, right click on "restrictnullsessaccess" select Modify and change the value data to 0

original was 1

-Reboot the PC again

My note: the above settings did indeed allow CIFS to work on the BD670 without entering a CIFS login and password. My shared folders simply showed up under the computer icon in the server list. However, after about 48 hours, the folders on theBD670 server screen would disappear and only a computer reboot would bring them back.

Microsoft KB 232271
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but as I lost a lot of hair trying to solve this problem in the past, I thought I'd mention this relatively common issue here:

Windows 7 requires changes to the registry to keep the computer with the content on it from dropping the network shares. If you are having this problem, you must set the lanmanserver/parameters/size key to 3 (for a fileserver). Don't skip this step or you will eventually have annoying dropouts of your entire media library.

When you configure one of the four options for the Server service, the information is saved to the following two registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\lan mans erver\\parameters\\size
Your choices for this registry key are 1,2 and 3.

1 = Minimize Memory Used
2 = Balance
3 = Maximize Throughput for File Sharing and Maximize Throughput for Network Applications

Originally was 1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Sess ion Manager\\Memory Management\\LargeSystemCache

Original key is 0

Your choices for this registry key are 0 and 1.
1 = Maximize Throughput for File Sharing
0 = Maximize Throughput for Network Applications
Some programs, such as SQL and Exchange, set this value during an installation. For these programs, the optimal setting is 0.
0 = Indicates that the computer does not go outside its cache pool and use program memory to perform I/O functions.

1 = Indicates that the computer looks outside of its cache pool and uses program memory to perform I/O functions. This occurs if the cache is full.



Maybe this will help users to connect to a windows seven pc
post #1793 of 2313
Confirmed that 404.E is bust. Played some more DVDz same issue. Thought it was just the DL disc but read the link as it was confirmed. Appears 690 suffers too also with HDD loss like 670. Anyone wanna LG BD670 for free????????

http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?p=344540

BTW: Went back to 334.E if anyone wants it. What do you think Vampidemic of this version as stable?
post #1794 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Baseman View Post

Confirmed that 404.E is bust. Played some more DVDz same issue. Thought it was just the DL disc but read the link as it was confirmed. Appears 690 suffers too also with HDD loss like 670. Anyone wanna LG BD670 for free????????

http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?p=344540

BTW: Went back to 334.E if anyone wants it. What do you think Vampidemic of this version as stable?

I don't recall any specific problems with that version, but I don't think it will meet the requirements of the Premium Apps. I think .382.E is stable on the BD and DVD playback front, but based on user reports here that won't meet the requirements of some of the Premium apps now either.

Personally, I'm sticking with .398.E because that version fixed a DLNA playback issue that seemed to be in all of the previous versions and it's working well for me overall (in spite of the serious problems that others have had during installation).

In regards to the 690 hard drive disappearing issue, has anyone found that installing an older software version corrects this problem? Seems to me that this problem has been reported across several software versions. Might be a hardware issue unrelated to software or the result of a bug that is in many different software versions.

Baseman, are you seeing problems with every chapter change as in some of the older software versions or only on the layer flip on DL discs? (Once per disc or many times during a presentation?)
post #1795 of 2313
THANK YOU Vampidemic for all of your excellent replies!!!! Itz happened with commercial and DLR and many times per disc. Your right on about 334.E, also discovered it wouldn't play some mkv files, some mp4 playback was choppy so threw on 382.E and did not have those probs. I believe whatever tech we use these days that has update capabilities, well, we are all beta testers it seems. I don't seem to have 398.E would you be able to upload that?

This link is about the 690 HDD issues: http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=170997
post #1796 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Baseman View Post

I believe whatever tech we use these days that has update capabilities, well, we are all beta testers it seems. I don't seem to have 398.E would you be able to upload that?

In regard to the .398.E update, this update was never available as a Web site download. Several users here reported that their players became unresponsive and required service (aka 'bricked') after attempting to install the update via direct download and it became unavailable shortly thereafter. In short, I don't have a way to share it and if I did, it might not be advisable to install anyway. However, it works fairly well for me and I'm reluctant to change my configuration now that I have no means to roll back to this specific update later if I were to install another version.

As for your comment that we're all beta testers, I think there is some truth to that. Manufacturers are selling these devices (Blu-ray players) pretty cheap now, and they are exponentially more complicated than previous generations of devices they replace (DVD players, CD players, Laser Disc and VCRs).

I suspect that the development and testing process is being short changed to meet deadlines and price targets while cramming in lots of features to make the devices competitive. These software updates also likely require the coordination of multiple development and test teams (chipset maker, streaming app developers, disc player maker, networking components, etc.) so there are many potential break points once everything gets integrated into a single package that is supposed to just make everything work for end users once installed.

It's looking like the best bet as a consumer may be to get a dedicated streaming device and a separate player for disc playback. Having one device to do all seems to be too much to ask.
post #1797 of 2313
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Originally Posted by Vampidemic View Post

It's looking like the best bet as a consumer may be to get a dedicated streaming device and a separate player for disc playback. Having one device to do all seems to be too much to ask.

Awesome repy Vampidemic!!!!! I finally caved and upgraded, again, to .404.E, asked my dog, Annapurna, to hide the remote. Now, back to the calls of life!!!!!
Have loads of fun everyone........Best Wishes, eVa
post #1798 of 2313
I have a Panasonic Viera 60" ST30 3D TV. The DLNA server on the TV sucks. I haven't been able to play a single HD Video, let alone a 3D movie, without hiccups over my wired gigabit ethernet network. Thankfully, my BD 670, that I purchased open box at Best Buy for next to nothing, works perfectly for streaming 3D movies. My Panasonic TV immediately recognizes the 3D (Side by Side) feed from the LG player and displays it in 3D mode. I think it's really cool how a DVD player and a TV from different manufacturers interface so well.

Update:
I also have a WDTV Live Streaming Media Player. The reason I wired my house in the first place is because every time there was a software update, something on the WDTV Live would break. Streaming over wifi is sketchy. Since wiring my house I haven't looked back. I completely empathize with people living in apartments who are limited to wifi. Intermittent problems are the worst. I would rather something not work at all than only work part of the time. I guess it's my OCD.
post #1799 of 2313
Hello all, I habe a BD670, firmware 382.e , I am pretty happy with it, I am very cautious when upgrading software, if it ain't broke right? but it s being a pain not to be able some applications due to not upgrading. What is the general consensus with upgrade 404? the sound drop issues on dvd's reported by soem people is holding me back, the majority of mi media library is dvd's

Thanks!
post #1800 of 2313
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Originally Posted by thevolumnus View Post

The reason I wired my house in the first place is because every time there was a software update, something on the WDTV Live would break. Streaming over wifi is sketchy. Since wiring my house I haven't looked back.

Thank You thevolumnus for sharing the useful info about your setup!!! I would agree wired vs wireless. Overall, I have setup old routers as repeater bridges without wifi return so that devices are just wired. You need to be sitting on a dedicated wifi router if your going to stream.
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