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post #1891 of 2319
Since folks are asking for older firmware I'll look into upping these to a hoster. If anyone has any others let me know since I can't find anymore. I recall mine shipped with 8.62.211.E on it? I believe Vampidemic has stated that some firmwares were only available thru LGs server and never released for public DL.

LG_BD.8.62.334.E (wouldn't playback some MKV files from usb)
LG_BD.8.62.337.E (seems they fixed it on this one)
LG_BD.8.62.376.E
LG_BD.8.97.382.E (I posted a DL link in this forum)
LG_BD.8.97.404.E
LG_BD.8.97.413.E (currently available on LG support site)
post #1892 of 2319
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Originally Posted by bloatedpig123 View Post

Hello,
I have had the same problem as you with the current update for my BD690. How do you revert back to a former firmware update?
Thanks!

If you haven't done so yet check out Vampidemic's reply here:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1317645/official-lg-bd690-670-650-6xx-series-thread/1830#post_22132694
post #1893 of 2319
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Originally Posted by Baseman View Post

I'll re-check that on mine and let you know in the meantime you can try this hard reset as its the one I've used or someone might have another reset approach:
Unplug your player for 30 seconds and then hold the Power Down Button for 30 seconds, then plug it back in and after 30 seconds turn it on. This does a "Hard Reset" and resets some of the internal memory (such as the last menu position and other things). Once that's done, go to Options and then Initialize (factory reset). Optional is to reload the firmware again and then do another Hard Reset. Then Tweak away!

I gave this a try, but alas still cannot play DVDs. I saw the posts about reinstalling a previous version of the firmware. Is there an existing post that could walk me through exactly how to do that? I'm not a tech dummy (!!), but this will be a first for me. Thx!!
post #1894 of 2319
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Originally Posted by CaroQC View Post

I gave this a try, but alas still cannot play DVDs. I saw the posts about reinstalling a previous version of the firmware. Is there an existing post that could walk me through exactly how to do that? I'm not a tech dummy (!!), but this will be a first for me. Thx!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baseman View Post

Since folks are asking for older firmware I'll look into upping these to a hoster. If anyone has any others let me know since I can't find anymore. I recall mine shipped with 8.62.211.E on it? I believe Vampidemic has stated that some firmwares were only available thru LGs server and never released for public DL.
LG_BD.8.62.334.E (wouldn't playback some MKV files from usb)
LG_BD.8.62.337.E (seems they fixed it on this one)
LG_BD.8.62.376.E
LG_BD.8.97.382.E (I posted a DL link in this forum)
LG_BD.8.97.404.E
LG_BD.8.97.413.E (currently available on LG support site)

I found the link you posted to .382.E (post #1805 for others who may be looking), and will take a crack at installing using USB drive as Vampidemic posted. Hopefully I won't need the step-by-step help... ... wink.gif

Thx for the help!
post #1895 of 2319
@CaroQC >My unit plays DVDs without any issues other than an occasional freeze when playing a few non-commercial dual-layered dvds. Sorry your having this issue but maybe downgrading hopefully may help. Try playing a few blurays 5-10 minutes then throw in a dvd and see what happens? eVa tongue.gif
post #1896 of 2319
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Originally Posted by randello54 View Post

Does anyone have access to any older firmware for this model. Even .382 has trouble reading CMC 50 gig Blu ray discs. The earlier firmware in one of my other 670's has no trouble at all

Which firmware are you wanting? I'm currently looking into a file host so when I'm done at work I'll up all I have to one location. It looks like no-one has any others or they might be on holiday with their units lol. rolleyes.gif eVa wink.gif
post #1897 of 2319
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Originally Posted by sd_smoker View Post

I've been having a strange problem with Netflix for the last few days on my 670. I can load my library but whenever I select an title to play it begins loading and then gives me an error to the effect of "We're having trouble playing this title. Please try a different title or try again later." I have a BD390 in another room that works find and I can connect a laptop to the same internet connection as the 670 and play Netflix titles just fine. Any idea what's going on?

I can't really give you a technical explanation, but I've had the same issue. Evidently something is not getting reset when the unit is powered off. Usually, pulling the plug and rebooting the unit will correct this problem. You might also consider disabling Quick Start in the setup menu. I cannot guarantee that this will work for everyone, but I haven't any any trouble streaming NetFlix since I disabled Quick Start.
post #1898 of 2319
Hello,
Yesterday my BD670 quit putting out video. I've changed cables and inputs, even tried it on another TV but it will not send out any video. I've tried the hard reset a couple of times but that didn't help. Obviously, since I have no output I can't get into the system to change the firmware.
Any suggestions as to what else I might try or is this now a brick?
post #1899 of 2319
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Originally Posted by DougReim View Post

Hello,
Yesterday my BD670 quit putting out video. I've changed cables and inputs, even tried it on another TV but it will not send out any video. I've tried the hard reset a couple of times but that didn't help. Obviously, since I have no output I can't get into the system to change the firmware.
Any suggestions as to what else I might try or is this now a brick?
Mine froze last night while I was streaming a movie on Amazon but pulling the power cord reset everything. These LG models have really been disappointing overall, I hope you can salvage yours.
post #1900 of 2319
Honestly, I use a Panasonic BD player that was half the price of the LG. The Panny is much better at streaming Netflix and playing DVD's but the LG was a better media server. My MP3's are not tagged correctly and all my other components jumble them up but the LG had a Windows like UI which worked great for my set up. Long story.....short, the LG was a crappy DVD player from the beginning. I'll have to find a media box that has a Windows style UI, any suggestions?
post #1901 of 2319
Are you sure about The Panasonic?
With all your respect I Have to disagree with you, I have an LG BD650 3D and not have any Problems with them, I use the USB to connect the HD and the receiver recognized all the DTS sound and everything without problems.
I bought a Panasonic BDT110 few Months ago because I get a good deal on Best Buy Plus I get Avatar 3D Movie Free, BUT have to return.
One of the reasons I bought the Panasonic was because the specs said that support Up to 2TB External hard drive connected to the USB port for Media streaming, !!! YEA RIGHT !!! BUT what they done tell you is that only support FAT 32 Partition on the HD, Doesn’t Support NTF Partition, What that does is that the FAT32 Partition has a Maximum File size limitation of 4GB Not on NTFS.
In other words Most MKV 1080P With DTS 5.1 or 7.1 sound are bigger that 4gb I have some that are 10GB and if you want to make an ISO file of Avatar Full is 50GB so you cannot copy for streaming that Movie to a drive that is Not NTFS and Panasonic Won’t recognized NTFS only FAT 32 and can’t be bigger than 4gb, So the 2TB HD support is useless On Panasonic.
post #1902 of 2319
After I bought my BD670, I installed two or three new firmware releases without issue, but then one came along that caused a big problem with DVDs. Although the sound for disc menus and the main title usually worked OK, there was no sound at all for special features. Even if I let such a title play for several minutes, there will be absolutely no sound. If I press the Display button while playing a mute feature, the area of the Display window that ought to show the audio type (e.g., Dolby Digital) says "None". This sound problem is in addition to brief dropouts at the start of each new chapter of the main title. Reinitializing with factory defaults doesn't help. If I roll back to firmware level BD.8.62.382.F, the chapter dropouts are no longer an issue and all titles have sound. I'd like to give this player to a new owner but I'd hate to have to tell him that he doesn't dare connect it to the Internet lest the firmware get updated and sound is lost all over again.

Any advice?

Thanks,
Dave
post #1903 of 2319
jtpro,
As I said, I like the LG's media serving capabilities better than the Panny, in fact that is the only thing I use it for.
Where I feel the LG falls way short is in the playing of DVDs. From day one I had issues with audio drop outs and the PQ does not seem as crisp as on other players. Just my opinion.
post #1904 of 2319
I would like .376 if you can find it. Thanks
post #1905 of 2319
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Originally Posted by randello54 View Post

I would like .376 if you can find it. Thanks

Get it here: http://www.2shared.com/file/7djV_LBF/LG_BD862376E.html

I will be placing all DL together in one reply. eVa cool.gif
post #1906 of 2319
Thank you so much. Now if we can find a way to downgrade the firmware AND be able to use the streaming that would be great. But for now, the Blu rays and the regular DVD are more important
post #1907 of 2319
I picked up Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 last week on blu-ray and just started watching it this week on my LG BD670 units (one in the bedroom, the other in the living room). The restoration CBS did is amazing, but LG palyers just loves to crash or freeze with this title.

Half the time if I start an episode from the main menu, the player crashes and shuts itself off. Most of the time when I am playing an episode and press for the popup menu to come up, the menu loads either part way or fully, but then the player freezes to s still on playback and it completely unresponsive and the power cord has to be pulled. I have not had blu-ray disc playback issues like this with other titles. I’ve had issues with DVD and local media streaming. Anyone else have this problem. I would downgrade the firmware, but I love my Netflix.

Using: BD8.97.413 w/ driver H90377.
post #1908 of 2319
Just found .268 so will add to uplinks. I went back and re-read every post in this thread as there is so much valuable information on firmware issues. Which one is the most stable? eek.gif
LG_BD.8.62.268.E
LG_BD.8.62.334.E
LG_BD.8.62.337.E
LG_BD.8.62.376.E
LG_BD.8.97.382.E
LG_BD.8.97.404.E
LG_BD.8.97.413.E

Found this interesting review about .382 which might explain some of the problems. The 6xx series really gets slammed on Amazon.
Post: http://www.amazon.com/LG-BD670-Wireless-Network-Blu-ray/product-reviews/B004OF9XGO?pageNumber=2
Quoted from: Two units; both broken, February 5, 2012 By C. Hansen
"The units also stopped Netflix content after some time, and usually wouldn't recover. LG Support said that this was a known problem with the BD.8.62.382.E firmware and guided me to a web page where I could install BD.8.62.376.E as a work-around. However, the player wouldn't accept the older firmware version. Regarding the Blu-Ray disc problem, LG Support thought that both units were defective and should be returned."
eVa rolleyes.gif
post #1909 of 2319
So is .414.E the latest version for the BD670?

I updated to this yesterday in an attempt to stop all of my dropouts/freezes and then went into the setup to turn off Quick Start - I also set it to 60hz, and turned it to 1080P as the output (I just want it to not make so many changes hoping it will fix the screen going blank). While I was in the setup screen changing these settings the TV screen would blink between the setup screen and blank (no input) over and over - it finally settled down, but I may still have problems with it...I can't stand that one day it works but then the next it starts not recognizing discs and freezing/no output during playback. Yesterday trying to update it wouldn't eject the DVD in the tray. I had to turn it off a few times and keep hitting the eject button to get it to remove the DVD so I could update the firmware - sigh...
post #1910 of 2319
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Originally Posted by montl View Post

So is .414.E the latest version for the BD670?
I updated to this yesterday in an attempt to stop all of my dropouts/freezes and then went into the setup to turn off Quick Start - I also set it to 60hz, and turned it to 1080P as the output (I just want it to not make so many changes hoping it will fix the screen going blank). While I was in the setup screen changing these settings the TV screen would blink between the setup screen and blank (no input) over and over - it finally settled down, but I may still have problems with it...I can't stand that one day it works but then the next it starts not recognizing discs and freezing/no output during playback. Yesterday trying to update it wouldn't eject the DVD in the tray. I had to turn it off a few times and keep hitting the eject button to get it to remove the DVD so I could update the firmware - sigh...

If you look at the reviews of the BD670 on Amazon, there are lot of negative ratings and many of them refer to failed optical drives in their reviews. I'm sure this is true of the other models in the line as well, though I haven't looked specifically. After just short of a year and half of use, mine started showing these symptoms as well over this past week. In my case I have only noticed it with Blu-rays, though I haven't extensively tested DVDs. Overall, the optical drive seems to have become unreliable, so it will choke up and get stuck, take excessively long to load Java menus, stop responding altogether during playback or refuse to recognize valid discs. The software doesn't seem to have an error state to detect an optical drive which has failed or is not reliable. I feel confident that the issue with my player is not a software/firmware issue as I have had the same software for months (not the current version) and it was working previously with the same discs without problems and the discs have no sign of damage. (I also powered off the player for over 12 hours, did a factory reset and cleaned the optical lenses on the inside of the player).

In the end, I went out and bought a Sony BDP-S590 yesterday to replace the BD670 and after my first night using it, I find myself wishing I would have done that sooner. I've only had one night to test, but the streaming and DLNA functionality on the Sony is MUCH better than on the BD670. I will miss being able to playback region free PAL DVDs, but I'm willing to forgo that functionality as long as I can stream that content over DLNA, which seems to be working just fine.
post #1911 of 2319
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Originally Posted by DougReim View Post

jtpro,
As I said, I like the LG's media serving capabilities better than the Panny, in fact that is the only thing I use it for.
Where I feel the LG falls way short is in the playing of DVDs. From day one I had issues with audio drop outs and the PQ does not seem as crisp as on other players. Just my opinion.

I can't speak for the Panasonic, but the LG isn't very good for streaming local media in my experience. I just acquired a Sony BDP S590; it doesn't seem to support SMB/CIFS sharing like the LG, but the DLNA functionality is much more reliable and user friendly. The BD670 would choke using 10-15 Mbps 1080i .TS files in my collection over Wi-Fi and even on my wired MoCA connection when I wasn't using one of the more recent firmware updates. Additionally, when using DLNA it would frequently throw me "Server Error" messages after stopping playback of a file, causing me to have to constantly refresh of the list of servers and navigate back to the directory I wanted to view to continue viewing files within a folder. (Several other LG users on the Serviio forums reported the same issue.)

The Sony plays those 10-15 Mbps files without difficulty over Wi-Fi, provides an interface that makes it much easier to read long tiles and doesn't seem to have the bugs that were causing all of the server errors. Not only that, but it has allowed me to fast forward and rewind the files I have tested thus far (what a concept!) and it allows me to view details about the file during playback (bitrate, file type, etc.) Sony established DLNA, so it makes sense that they would do it well. I didn't realize what I was missing when I was operating within the LG world.
post #1912 of 2319
WOW Vamp, so sorry to hear about 670!!!! Mine has occasionally turned itself off or rebooted without a disc or USB attached just when I've turned it on but other than that it's been working. I thought maybe it could be the firmware releases were just bad code and were contributing to these symptoms. I still have my 530 to fall back on until that would go. eek.gif The LG is the only player that gives you freedom to play such a wide selection of video formats even from the USB. I couldn't get that selection from sony or panny. They omit 1 or 2 file formats that I use alot of. OPPO, well, if someone wants to buy me one that would be sweet. wink.gif

I did find this DEBUG from my 530 files BUT be warned, 'KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING'. At the way things are going here's something else to mess with..........smile.gif eVa
To get to the Option Data Display Page:
Setup/TV_Format/16:9,
Highlight it and entering with the remote 4 5 6 2 5 8 0 and ENTER.
To edit Option Data (in other LG devices, you get access to this window with this key sequence: pause 1 4 7 2).
Changing Option Data value you can get region-free, other on-line services and, also DLNA.
post #1913 of 2319
Does everyone know what month/year their unit was made? Mine was March/2011. I just found out where I bought it that they received 2 major shipments and the first batch made that launched this series are the ones with major issues. confused.gif
post #1914 of 2319
Quote:
I can't speak for the Panasonic, but the LG isn't very good for streaming local media in my experience. I just acquired a Sony BDP S590; it doesn't seem to support SMB/CIFS sharing like the LG, but the DLNA functionality is much more reliable and user friendly. The BD670 would choke using 10-15 Mbps 1080i .TS files in my collection over Wi-Fi and even on my wired MoCA connection when I wasn't using one of the more recent firmware updates. Additionally, when using DLNA it would frequently throw me "Server Error" messages after stopping playback of a file, causing me to have to constantly refresh of the list of servers and navigate back to the directory I wanted to view to continue viewing files within a folder. (Several other LG users on the Serviio forums reported the same issue.)

The Sony plays those 10-15 Mbps files without difficulty over Wi-Fi, provides an interface that makes it much easier to read long tiles and doesn't seem to have the bugs that were causing all of the server errors. Not only that, but it has allowed me to fast forward and rewind the files I have tested thus far (what a concept!) and it allows me to view details about the file during playback (bitrate, file type, etc.) Sony established DLNA, so it makes sense that they would do it well. I didn't realize what I was missing when I was operating within the LG world.

I've had the Sony BDP S590 for about 3 months now, and it also has its cons compared to the LG:

- You get Cinavia, which prevents you from playing backups of your own blu rays.
- Won't play a number of MKV's and other files that the LG would play.
- Won't give you the option to change the drive letter if your USB media has more than one partitions
- Does not have a zoom feature that is helpful when you want to zoom widescreen 3D Blu Rays (Of course, my TV has a zoom feature but does not work in 3D).
- I have exactly the opposite experience with Sony's DLNA over Wi-Fi than yours. Almost every file playing would freeze after a minute or so, so I have to use the wired connection.
- Remote is kinda cheapish - the cover of the battery is annoying me from day one, the rubber arrows almost get stuck sometimes.
- Sony's HDMI CEC is compatible only with Sony devices, meaning you can't control other brand devices with the remote as you can with the LG.

The LG also has lots of problems, so I guess there is no ideal Blu Ray Player out there yet.
post #1915 of 2319
@baseman
Quote:
I did find this DEBUG from my 530 files BUT be warned, 'KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING'. At the way things are going here's something else to mess with.......... eVa
To get to the Option Data Display Page:
Setup/TV_Format/16:9,
Highlight it and entering with the remote 4 5 6 2 5 8 0 and ENTER.
To edit Option Data (in other LG devices, you get access to this window with this key sequence: pause 1 4 7 2).
Changing Option Data value you can get region-free, other on-line services and, also DLNA.

Does this also work on a bd670?
Can you really set the regioncode this way? That would be great!
post #1916 of 2319
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Originally Posted by S t i n g e r View Post

I've had the Sony BDP S590 for about 3 months now, and it also has its cons compared to the LG:
- You get Cinavia, which prevents you from playing backups of your own blu rays.
- Won't play a number of MKV's and other files that the LG would play.
- Won't give you the option to change the drive letter if your USB media has more than one partitions
- Does not have a zoom feature that is helpful when you want to zoom widescreen 3D Blu Rays (Of course, my TV has a zoom feature but does not work in 3D).
- I have exactly the opposite experience with Sony's DLNA over Wi-Fi than yours. Almost every file playing would freeze after a minute or so, so I have to use the wired connection.
- Remote is kinda cheapish - the cover of the battery is annoying me from day one, the rubber arrows almost get stuck sometimes.
- Sony's HDMI CEC is compatible only with Sony devices, meaning you can't control other brand devices with the remote as you can with the LG.
The LG also has lots of problems, so I guess there is no ideal Blu Ray Player out there yet.

You make a lot of good points and I haven't had much chance to use the Sony player yet, so I'm sure I'll encounter issues over time. I had an experience today with the Sony that was somewhat frustrating. It notified me of a software update and didn't seem to allow me to access any of the streaming apps until I updated. Sony' s design also does not seem to have any way for you to install older software updates. In the event that something goes wrong with one of the newer updates, it sounds like I'll have to wait for them to fix it. But based on my research, it get the impression Sony tests their software updates better, so hopefully it won't be an issue.

Personally I have no complaints about the Sony remote, I like that there is a dedicated button for audio and a button to get to the streaming apps.

A lot of the player choice comes down to personal use habits as well. I don't have much interest in ripping Blu-rays so the Cinavia is not a big concern to me (and it doesn't really sound like any of the DLNA Blu-ray players are ideal for playing high quality Blu-ray rips anyway). I do wish that the Sony player had a zoom feature, but what I really want is the Panasonic style zoom that allows for non anamorphic DVDs to be zoomed in to fit the width of the screen, not the LG style zoom which is useless for that scenario because it constrains to the aspect ratio of the content.

I did have a problem playing back some HD video files today over DLNA where the sound was dropping out. I will be using a wired connection myself soon, so hopefully that will resolve the issue. Another thing I noticed is that Sony has the ability to be used as DLNA renderer. I found an iPhone app that allows me to stream photos, music and videos from my phone directly to the player. When doing so, you can initiate playback on the phone without having to do any browsing or anything on the player. I'm pretty sure that the LG does not support this type of functionality (at least not without browsing to the device/server and content using the player's interface). Honestly, the BD670 was a good disc player for me while it lasted and we put it through a lot of use, I just grew tired of its quirks (particularly with DLNA and the lack of 5.1 on the Amazon channel) and wished it would have lasted a few years longer.

Update: sound drop issue turned out not to be a streaming issue. The Sony had deep color enabled default and that was choking up my receiver. Disabling deep color resolved the issue.
Edited by Vampidemic - 8/7/12 at 8:57pm
post #1917 of 2319
hi guys
thanks for the information.but reality is so painful that i like to ask again.i got this lg BD670 and it's version is 384:confused:that i didn't see anyone talks about it.but the real problem is with cinavia that i get.i was wondering if i could go back to any previous version that doesn't have this problem?and also i downloaded the 376 ver zip file i extracted it on a flash and put it in my blue ray but it didn't do any update.what did i do wrong?is there a special way to do the update with usb?please help this really made me crazy
thanks
post #1918 of 2319
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Originally Posted by imanBd670 View Post

hi guys
thanks for the information.but reality is so painful that i like to ask again.i got this lg BD670 and it's version is 384:confused:that i didn't see anyone talks about it.but the real problem is with cinavia that i get.i was wondering if i could go back to any previous version that doesn't have this problem?and also i downloaded the 376 ver zip file i extracted it on a flash and put it in my blue ray but it didn't do any update.what did i do wrong?is there a special way to do the update with usb?please help this really made me crazy
thanks

Unzip or unrar file, you will or should end up with a folder with the firmware file inside it. Move or copy ONLY THE FIRMWARE FILE TO A USB, turn on player, wait for it to boot up, insert USB and hit enter for each window that pops up till you see the file or when asked to upgrade. Most of the time it will auto detect and then prompt you. Or, if you miss the small windows click on MOVIE from your main menu and you should see your USB listed and click from there.
As far as best firmwares you should look through every post since people gave excellent pro and con feedback on each release. I'll be finished with the rest of the backlog tomorrow in case there's any wants. Hope this help ya!!!! smile.gif eVa
post #1919 of 2319
thanks i really did what you said but nothing pops up.and in movie part it shows no file.that sucks.i wanna seeeeeeee moviessssssssssssss
post #1920 of 2319
HELP!
Today was the big day... the new 92" Mitsubishi 3D DLP arrived, as did the new LG BD690 3d Player, and four pair of glasses, and about a dozen top 3D blu-rays. Not to mention my two daughters from out of town for a week with the parents and some quality movie time.
I spent hours ... I cannot get 3D discs to play in the LG. 2D discs (the couple I tried) worked fine. The 3D disks come up with an error message that says the disc has detected that either the player or the display are not 3D compatible, and doesn't allow you to go any further. I upgraded the firmware in the BD690 on initial power up before I tried any movies at all. I have

What I've done:
1) Confirmed in the manual that my Onkyo receiver was 3D compatible. I route my HDMI outputs to the receiver and do all my controls there, and then pass the video on to the TV. No help.
2) Tried two different Blu-ray disks, identical results.
3) Routed a new HDMI cable direct from LG BD690 to the Mitsu 92840, bypassing the receiver even though it is supposed to be compatible. Same error message.
4) Scoured the web and can't find anyone complaining about inability to play 3D disks on this player, although seeing a lot of other complaints.
5) triple checked that I have 3D enabled on both the player and the TV, and even tried all kinds of combinations of options to see if any would work (top/bottom, left/right, checkerboard, HDMI normal, HDMI zoom, passthrough etc... just tried all kinds of combinations between the player and the TV.

Does anyone have any ideas? Will I be returning the BD690 to amazon and looking to buy another 3D player at a brick and morter store locally?
Thanks in advance,
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