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post #1921 of 2318
Sorry, my LG player is not 3d but only my Panasonic BD player. I only got the LG because of it's Region B and C capability.
post #1922 of 2318
What kind of cables are you using? Have you tried 1.4a hdmi cables?
post #1923 of 2318
Sorry guys to hear that you have so many problems with the BD670 I have no experience with the BD670 I have a BD650 and as I said before I’m not have any problems streaming from my NAS (LG N1A1) to the player or the TV, I’m running wired connections not wireless because I know is more stable, also I use the USB port to watch movies from a Seagate 1TB HD and is flawless, all my movie files are MKV with DTS OR DD5.1 at least 4.5Gb some are even 10gb and works fine.
Before the LG I have a Sony Blu-Ray that take forever to Boot and read the disk when I watch the movie from the disk, the LG is really fast, also I was using the Western Digital media player and a Seagate home theater+ to stream to the TV without problems after I bought the BD 650 I start using the player to connect the Hard Drive to the USB port without problems.
You guys are using WIFI to stream from your computer to the BD 670 perhaps this is where the problem is
You have to take in consideration certain things
1-WIFI, the signal may vary and some other equipment at home may degrade the signal when you are streaming, Are you try to go wired, just temporary trying to watch the same movie that give you problems when you use wireless?
2- Also you streaming from your CPU with a DLNA application or software running to you 670 are you have a dedicated HD in your CPU just for your movies to stream.
3-What about fragmentation of the HD that you transfer all the movies that you stream?, if you use 1 or 2 TB HD after transfer 300 or 400 movies they get fragmented even windows said is not in case you use windows, run defrag use and aftermarket SW like O&O defrag to do it and do the defrag 3 times, yes sound crazy but is not.
4-Are you know what applications are running in the Background? which one are accessing the internet without your knowledge?, probably your anti-virus is one of them and if you use the defaults and haven’t configured your way probably they are connecting to the internet every 30 or 60 minutes taking your resources.
5-What about your Router configuration? On mine I can configure to where I want the more bandwidth allowed.
The first I would do to start is run a temporary cat 5 cable from the router to the player and connect the player wired and see how the player works streaming thru a wired connection that way you know that the player is working fine.
Hope that helps
post #1924 of 2318
Baseman,
Can you give me a link to the 337 firmware as well. Thanks
post #1925 of 2318
I just bought a bd660, and had a lot of trouble getting cifs to work, but in the end it worked.

However, I have a much more serious problem. The playback of movies using cifs or dlna is stuttering!
With stuttering I mean that the playback seems to pause for milliseconds repeatably, so the resulting view is not fluent, but very irritating.
I guess it can't handle 720p h264 properly... DVD's are looking fine, haven't tested blurays yet. Other videos with lower resolution are fine.

Is this a know issue?

I tried on my 42 inch 7606h philips tv, and also on my PC monitor,both with hdmi and a highspeed hdmi cable (and another one).

I have the latest firmware using internet update.

I am thinking about returning the player, but I really like the interface and it's network capabilities (and .srt support!)
Edited by peterdekr - 8/16/12 at 5:40am
post #1926 of 2318
Quote:
Originally Posted by peterdekr View Post

I just bought a bd660, and had a lot of trouble getting cifs to work, but in the end it worked.
However, I have a much more serious problem. The playback of movies using cifs or dlna is stuttering!
With stuttering I mean that the playback seems to pause for milliseconds repeatably, so the resulting view is not fluent, but very irritating.
I guess it can't handle 720p h264 properly... DVD's are looking fine, haven't tested blurays yet. Other videos with lower resolution are fine.
Is this a know issue?
I tried on my 42 inch 7606h philips tv, and also on my PC monitor,both with hdmi and a highspeed hdmi cable (and another one).
I have the latest firmware using internet update.
I am thinking about returning the player, but I really like the interface and it's network capabilities (and .srt support!)


I had the same issue with my BD670. In my case, I was using MPEG2 1080i .TS files. A number of my files did this in a consistently reproducible manner, meaning that the same videos stuttered in the same exact spot each time they were played back (using a wired ethernet/MoCA connection). One of the previous software updates fixed the problem on my machine, but after the update was released a number of users here reported that the update bricked their players and LG removed it shortly thereafter. This update was never posted to LG.com. I have never installed any of the updates since then for fear of experiencing that bug again, especially since users here have reported various issues with the newer updates. Anyway, I believe it is a software issue with the player, but LG has not been reliable about fixing these issues, they have a horrible track record with software updates. I have used the player with at least half a dozen or more software versions, and this issue seemed to occur in all but the one recalled update I mentioned... (Though I haven't tested the last two or three updates LG has issued).
post #1927 of 2318
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Originally Posted by randello54 View Post

Baseman,
Can you give me a link to the 337 firmware as well. Thanks

Was away but here you go: http://www.2shared.com/file/6AODOBM5/LG_BD862337E.html
post #1928 of 2318
In case any one is interested

I upgraded my 250GB HD on my BD690 to a 2 TB drive.

The BD690 uses a 3.5 inch Sata drive

the original was a Hitachi HSC5C1025CLA382

after installig the new 2 Tb drive, i initialized the drive, and had to reset the user name and password for the network access.

now I have a decent 2 TB of storage to play with smile.gif
post #1929 of 2318
I have a question. I just purchased the BD690 off of e-bay, but haven't received it yet. FWIW I currently have have a BD390 from when it first came out and have been satisfied with it. Anyway, I don't believe the BD690 will play .flv, however the Panasonic TC-P65VT50 TV that I am thinking about getting will play .flv. So will the player play a DVD I've recorded with that format?
post #1930 of 2318
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Originally Posted by xgin View Post

I have a question. I just purchased the BD690 off of e-bay, but haven't received it yet. FWIW I currently have have a BD390 from when it first came out and have been satisfied with it. Anyway, I don't believe the BD690 will play .flv, however the Panasonic TC-P65VT50 TV that I am thinking about getting will play .flv. So will the player play a DVD I've recorded with that format?

FLV is not a supported format for the bd6xx players on any medium.  You will need to convert the file to play it on the player.
Edited by Vampidemic - 8/19/12 at 1:21am
post #1931 of 2318
Thanks. Kinda expected that.
post #1932 of 2318
Well, I first tried contacting LG support, but then I had still mentioned that the DVD also does stutter, which it didn't.
So, got a generic answer about returning the device. Now added another support request, for the stuttering h264 video.
Don't expect anything from it. Have bought a second hand PopcornHour a-100, for the network playback of downloaded videos. Maybe in the future the bd660 will play the movies correctly, but I'll keep it for my dvd's and bluray.

http://www.digital-digest.com/movies/Snow_White_and_the_Huntsman_1080p_Trailer.html doesnt play fluently from a fast usbstick. (this is 1080p, so that could be it, but still it should play this.)

Also this 720p http://www.dvdloc8.com/clip.php?movieid=8419&clipid=2 doesn't work fluently, but the first 1080p is more clearly stuttering.

Could somebody test that 1080p clip on his device?
Edited by peterdekr - 8/19/12 at 8:50am
post #1933 of 2318
I'd like to see a 670 blow up in a Monty Python sketch. biggrin.gif
post #1934 of 2318
Has anyone in the forum successfully upgraded the HDD on a BD690? I'd like to replace the 250Gb drive with a 1TB drive. Does the unit uses 2,5'' or 3,5'' HDD? Is it hard to open it?
post #1935 of 2318
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrezinh0 View Post

Has anyone in the forum successfully upgraded the HDD on a BD690? I'd like to replace the 250Gb drive with a 1TB drive. Does the unit uses 2,5'' or 3,5'' HDD? Is it hard to open it?


just a few posts up


in case any one is interested

I upgraded my 250GB HD on my BD690 to a 2 TB drive.

The BD690 uses a 3.5 inch Sata drive

the original was a Hitachi HSC5C1025CLA382

after installig the new 2 Tb drive, i initialized the drive, and had to reset the user name and password for the network access.

now I have a decent 2 TB of storage to play with
Edited by dave-p - 8/21/12 at 6:57pm
post #1936 of 2318
Friends of the forum bd le 670 external subtitles in ts files via usb external hd for? Thankful.smile.gif
post #1937 of 2318
They really need to fix this DVD audio stutter when going to a new chapter, already. It's been months!
post #1938 of 2318
I use the BD660 for playing mkv files across the wired network (using cifs(?) as have a buffalo linkstation pro NAS without DLNA).

Movies play fine once playing but sometimes I get 'network access error' when browsing folders (and also if I pause for too long).

Anyone else get these issues or know what could be causing it?

As I say streaming is fine once it's going...
post #1939 of 2318
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevcal View Post

I use the BD660 for playing mkv files across the wired network (using cifs(?) as have a buffalo linkstation pro NAS without DLNA).

Movies play fine once playing but sometimes I get 'network access error' when browsing folders (and also if I pause for too long).

Anyone else get these issues or know what could be causing it?

As I say streaming is fine once it's going...

Yes, I am highly familiar with those errors.  I received them constantly on both of my LG players until I recently replaced them both with Sony BD players.  I believe this is due to bugs in the network browsing functionality on the LG players.
post #1940 of 2318
Ah thanks for the reply - it's not a 'major' problem, playback is fine, but now at least you've
saved me a lot of time investigating my network for errors/bad connections smile.gif

Thanks very much for the info! smile.gif
post #1941 of 2318
Use the Mog app. Saw this on MOGs website ''MOG has recently removed its application from LG televisions and BluRay players. As a result, MOG is no longer available on LG consumer electronic devices. We apologize for any frustration or confusion this change may cause." BD670 the app still works now. But with a software update will the app still be there and work.Use this app a lot. Wondering?
post #1942 of 2318
Quote:
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?

How did you get it to see the 2TB? I put in a 3 tb, and it will only see 750gb.
post #1943 of 2318
a 3TB drive only works in PCs that support the EUFi BIOS

Doubt the BD690 has that.

As far as a 2TB drive, mine worked fine

You do have to go to the setup menu and initialize the drive
post #1944 of 2318
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave-p View Post

a 3TB drive only works in PCs that support the EUFi BIOS
Doubt the BD690 has that.
As far as a 2TB drive, mine worked fine
You do have to go to the setup menu and initialize the drive

Were you able to install the latest driver update "H90378"
When I try to do so, it downloads, says it will turn off in 5 seconds, then when I turn the player on, it says can't find the hard drive, no loader. call LG, and it shuts itself down.
Then reverts to the previous driver H90377. I have tried re-intializing the player and turning off quick start. But no luck.
Perhaps this new driver checks for the original size HDD???
post #1945 of 2318
Try doing the update with a USB drive

I can't remember if I did my update before or after the hard drive exchange
post #1946 of 2318
unfortunately the h90378 isn't on any of their websites yet. I did take out the 3TB drive and poped in a 2TB and now it see all 2TB. But still the same update problem...can't initialize hdd.



Edited by jimmy101 - 9/4/12 at 9:24pm
post #1947 of 2318
do you have the original 250GB drive
if so try doing the update with that

I am using Main Ver: BD.8.97.413 and SERVO Ver: H90377 (H09LGN)
post #1948 of 2318
Also i just did the update sucessfully to 90378

I do have to have the quick start disabled to access the HD as well
post #1949 of 2318
I dont have the original hdd. I have tried disabling quickstart, but it makes no difference. I guess its just my unit.
post #1950 of 2318
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post

They really need to fix this DVD audio stutter when going to a new chapter, already. It's been months!
Just want to update you guys...

I just got a software update for my LG LGB536 (the Home Theater System version of the BD670) and the DVD video freeze/audio stutter is now even shorter. It only lasts for a split second.

My BD670 has not gotten this update. Not sure when it will be out for these players. Usually, the BD670 gets the update a couple of days before the LGB536, but not this time.

The update ends in .416 - my BD670 is still on .413

Anyway, it's good to see that they are still working on this issue. It's just disappointing that it has yet to be corrected...
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