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post #2101 of 2318
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Originally Posted by jekbrown View Post

probably a dumb question, but here-goes anyway. I have a BD630. If I attach it to my HTPC via a wired network, can I send any kind of video to it from the HTPC or is it's networking capability strictly to allow its built-in apps (netflix et all) to access the internet?
Through dlna/lan you can send(basically watch) whatever you want.
post #2102 of 2318
That is probably exactly what is causing the issue! That seems like a huge oversight on LG's part not to be able to disable that indication, especially since I don't have the "Party With A Pirate" feature enabled. I noticed this blu ray player has an Ethernet jack. I wonder if LG could do a firmware update to fix this? We don't have it hooked into the net though so I don't know. Do all BluRay players do this, or is it just maybe ours since it was the cheaper one that came with the TV bundle?
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Originally Posted by Vampidemic View Post

This is the way LG handles multiple camera angles or any other special features that have multiple video streams that are synced. The Blu-ray.com review mentions a feature that I would assume is causing this:
"Party with a Pirate Mode: Turn on this overlay mode and Aziz Ansari's rabbit character, Squint, occasionally pops up on screen to deliver a pithy remark, like "Ah yeah, pirate dance party!" or "Hang ten!" It's rather pointless. "
Unfortunately, to my knowledge there is nothing you can do to prevent the icons from showing when a disc is authored in this way.
post #2103 of 2318
if you have an HTPC, why not just put a BD rom in it?
post #2104 of 2318
Hope this isn't too OT.

MY LG BD650 just crapped out only 18 months after purchase----suddenly almost all disks wobble and buzz horribly when spinning up, producing an error message and refusing to play. I'm assuming this is a kiss of death for this machine.

So I was looking at the newer LG players, but numerous online comments suggest that for some brain-dead reason, the current models aren't able to stream Amazon Prime/VOD, which is important to me. So now I'm thinking I'm going to need a different manufacturer's 3D player.

The kicker is, I really want 50i compatibility so I can play Brit import disks. Don't really need wi-fi but do need Ethernet connectivity. And it must be a 3D player. Any suggestions?

TIA.
post #2105 of 2318
@ktg, please read my earlier posts, sounds like you have the same issue many of us had. Its an easy fix
post #2106 of 2318
With the last update for the bd660 BBC iPlayer is now working.
post #2107 of 2318
Hello jmolli,
I have huge problems with playing AVCHD videos from my Panasonic camcorder. The files from camcorder have the MTS extension and my BD670 does NOT see these files at all.
What file extension are from your Canon camcorder?
Thank you very much.
Martin
post #2108 of 2318
re-encode the .MTS to MKV...
post #2109 of 2318
As far as I can tell from the owner's manual, I should have audio coming out of both HDMI and the optical output, but that doesn't happen.

Just another one of many disappointments with the 670, I guess.
post #2110 of 2318
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Originally Posted by RonAlam View Post

@ktg, please read my earlier posts, sounds like you have the same issue many of us had. Its an easy fix

Bingo! You were right on the money, RonAlam. I did a little surgery on my BD650 last night, and once I found that stinkin' little loose magnet, a dab of Krazy Glue took care of things---the player works perfectly again.

Immense thanks---
post #2111 of 2318
to RonAlam:
Thank you very much, what programm should I use for MTS to MKV conversion?
Is there any quality loss (via re-encoding), or it is completely lossless?

Funny thing is, my parents have BD660 player which is a "lower" model (BD670 should be higher model) and BD660 sees the MTS files in folder and plays them perfectly....
This is something I can not understand !!!!!

Martin
post #2112 of 2318
mkvmerge
post #2113 of 2318
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Joki View Post

Hello jmolli,
I have huge problems with playing AVCHD videos from my Panasonic camcorder. The files from camcorder have the MTS extension and my BD670 does NOT see these files at all.
What file extension are from your Canon camcorder?
Thank you very much.
Martin

Joki,

My files are also .mts. I ended up buying a WDTV LIVE streaming device. I can now stream my AVCHD files with NO conversion from my Win7 PC. My BD670 is no longer in the streaming path. The WDTV LIVE probably has the ability to handle more types of video files than any under $100 streaming device currently on the market. The HD video quality is just as good as playing it straight from the camera! Well worth the $.

John
post #2114 of 2318
Hello . My BD640 displays "This device cannot instantly stream from Netflix in your area" (link & screenshot attached) when I try to access my account outside US and canada. I know those are commercial restrictions, but I'm wondering:
1. ¿Are there BD640 custom firmwares that allows to bypass this protection?
2. Netflix online documentation shows that BD650, BD70, BD690 are capable to access from Europe and Latin-american countries. ¿Someone has tried to edit BD630/BD640 firmware identifiers to "make believe" Netcast servers these are BD650, BD70, BD690 models?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Netflix LG Blu-ray Players features by country:
http://support.netflix.com/en/node/489#gsc.tab=0


Edited by juanfelippe - 1/16/13 at 11:33am
post #2115 of 2318
Its been a while since I've been on the forum, so this may be redundant. Anyhoo, I have the 670 with current firmware and am experiencing fading or skipping within the middle of songs on Pandora. A friend of mine told me it was because I wasn't using the paid version; so I upgraded. Well, nothing changed. My Fios connection reads an unbelievable 90/45 speed; I have serious doubts about this. I have the player hard wired. I have a hard time believing I'm having buffering issues as it sounds like static as the music breaks up, almost like a loss of signal but its not reflected on any other device in the house. I contacted Pandora, who responded almost immediately offering a prorated refund, and suggesting it was the device or connection itself. Hm? Anyone else having experience with this?
post #2116 of 2318
Greetings, everybody! I own the Mexican BD660 and would like to know what the latest firmware update, available Jan 11 2013, is for. Not sure if it's the same, but I'm guessing it's the same in other countries? Thanks in advance...
post #2117 of 2318
Hi everyone, so i have been checking around the web a little now. And i have been unable to find a region-free code for the LG BD650, does anyone know one that actually works?
post #2118 of 2318
I have a 670 and am looking for another one that will stream mkv's from the htpc. On the 670 its a simple find the shared smb drive and play. Does the 620 or 320 work the same way? In reading the literature it seems to me that you have to enable dnla in windows 7 instead of a simple share?
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Originally Posted by loki7777 View Post

Through dlna/lan you can send(basically watch) whatever you want.

Edited by jim tressler - 1/25/13 at 8:53am
post #2119 of 2318
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Originally Posted by ElJimador View Post

I'm unable to play .wmv files too and am a little stumped by it. I have digital copies of Star Trek and Machete purchased with those blu rays that downloaded as .wmv and my understanding after a bit of research online is that the codecs that show for both (Windows Media Video 9 and Windows Media Audio 9.1/9.2) is actually the same thing as the "VC-1 SM (WMV3)" codec that my BD690 owner's manual says it supports. Anyone know if that's not the case? My understanding of codecs is limited but I would assume that a player advertised to play .wmv files would not have a problem with what I assume is the default codec Windows 7 uses to download a .wmv file for play in Windows Media Player 12. Unless maybe these are DRM protected?

Also what is the best method for converting .wmv files to .mp4? I tried downloading a couple programs yesterday but one didn't work and the other prompted my to download a separate decoder program which I get spooked about downloading too much stuff when I don't know what it is or how safe the source is. Appreciate any feedback or recommendations anyone has. Thanks.

I absolutely think Freemake Video Converter (easy search for it) is the best one I've ever found. Does a pretty darn good job

I've seem to have found a pattern to what my LG690 will play in that it will play the old .wmv - say ones made in 2009, maybe it will play 720s, but will NOT play ay 1280 HDs.

My other problem is mine forgets how to read Blu-Rays or see data files. Last night (and this has happened 3 or 4 times) I rented DREDD and wouldn't see it. Tried I,robot which I own and have watched before and had same results. I have been watching mostly data files lately. Solution seems to be unplug it for a little bit so it will reboot when I plug it back in and all is well. Other times it woun't see what's in a data file if I've been watching all Blu-Rays. Same solution. I have BD8.97.423.E
post #2120 of 2318
Hi everyone,
I bought a region-free BD640 in September (latest firmware now) and yesterday I found two Blu-rays fresh out of the case not playing: The Island from Scream Factory and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. On The Island I get the warning/info message and the Shout! Factory intro but then nothing - the menu screen doesn't show up. Nearly the same with Once Upon - no menu. I tried Run Lola Run, which worked fine and also tried Once Upon on my PS3 - also played fine. Both are relatively new Blu-ray releases - maybe it's time for a new firmware?
post #2121 of 2318
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Originally Posted by Lazertron View Post

. . . maybe it's time for a new firmware?
That's exactly what it was on my 390. I'm here to see if the 670 is the one to get and it looks like it suffers the same as its predecessors. I eMailed (Trouble Ticket) to LG and in days I had a disc with a "newer" firmware in the mail. They sent two more before the FW's were released and I have never heard a word since and no new FW either. Having the FW on a disc has been convenient. Because I have had to ping-pong FW's to get certain discs to play, which one would think that the newer FW would take care of or include the fixes that the previous one had, but no. But since the 390, a great machine, is long past EOL, it's time to upgrade.

I'd file a trouble ticket on those discs and see what happens. Ironically I have ordered The Island and plan on playing it on a 670. So maybe with your input, by the time I get it all together it'll be fixed? Fingers crossed.

I hope this helped. Good Luck and Safe Journeys . . .
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post #2122 of 2318
Just picked up a BD690 on clearance for a decent price. I am a longtime owner of a BD590 upgraded with 1.5TB drive. I was curious to see what improvements if any, were included in BD690. My problems with the 590 were as follows: slow UI, outdated Netflix client, horrible network performance, cannot stream large/high bitrate files without chop, and copies to the HD very slowly off the network. Sadly, the same terrible UI and network performance exists in the BD690 (have not yet tried Netflix because it always says, "Can't connect to Netflix"), and now it won't play any of my .TS files that are in 1080i (it play the 720p ones ok). The BD590 in comparision has absolutely no problem with my 1080i .TS files. Ugh. I've skimmed this thread and see folks mention the same problem, but I haven't seen any solutions offered short of remuxing it into an MKV container or reencoding at 720p. Is that still the case? It's really ridiculous that the older 590 plays these .TS 1080i files and the supposedly more advanced 690 does not. I'm at the latest firmware that's out as of today.

Also, for those that have upgraded their HDDs, can you tell me what model number works perfectly with this player? I ask because I'm worried about Advanced Format drives in this player - I upgraded my BD590 with a WD15EADS, which is non-advanced format. It is near impossible to find a non-AF drive these days though... does the BD690 play nicely with AF?

All in all, fairly disappointed in this player, even at the price point I bought at, mainly because i had high hopes for improvement over my current model. Will keep it because I can still find a use for it with other files and as a disc player.
post #2123 of 2318
Hi CPB,
Did you upgrade to the 690 for its 3D capability? From what I read, thats the only real benefit. (I have 2 690's currently, and have not had any issues throwing a WD hard drive in it. Keep in mind that the players lock the hard drive, so if you take it out and plug into a PC, it will not recognize the drive anymore.)
post #2124 of 2318
Hello RonAlarm, I upgraded mainly because I was hoping for improved network performance and a couple of other little things that bugged me about the 590.

Can you tell me the model number of the WD hard drive you used? And yes thanks for the reminder about the lock. I unlocked the BD590's 250 gig HDD when I replaced it, following directions in the 5XX series thread.
post #2125 of 2318
the hard drives were from bestbuy, not sure what model, but I do know they were not the WD green drives, black I believe. I have not had any issues with the wifi on my unit, and rarely use it to stream. I just dump all media from my external hard drive, and yes it is painstakingly slow to transfe
post #2126 of 2318
Ah okay thanks. Yes I never use WiFi either, I have it connected via Fast Ethernet/MoCa to my network. I was hoping to not have to transfer all the data onto it but the network streaming performance is not very good on large files that play perfectly off the hard drive.

Does anyone know if there is a 'recommended' firmware to use with this? I know over on the 5XX series thread, they all recommend a firmware ending in .323.C which is an older firmware.
post #2127 of 2318
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Originally Posted by B00ze View Post


The manual does have "MPEG2-TS" listed in the codec column. Also, if the player did not support those files then it would not list them (the file browser only shows those file extensions that it recognizes). Finally, it just has to be able to play those files; bluRays use that format.


Why LG would deliberately block playing those streams in 1080p (it plays 720p m2ts files fine) outside of a real bluRay disc is beyond me. All it takes is a quick run in your favorite tool (yamb, tsmuxer, mkvtoolnix, etc) and you have yourself a new container for the exact same content. Why not spare us the trouble?


Strange thing is, I think my BD630 played those 1080p m2ts files just fine. I had to "upgrade" to a BD660 because the BD630 had a bad drive and I did not notice until it was too late. Now I got a BD660 that has a decent drive, but it won't play HD m2ts streams (outside of real bluRays); lame. It does play all those MKVs (albeit with a warning that it "may not" play them) that the BD630 just would not play at all, but blocking 1080p m2ts is just as annoying as being unable to play some MKVs.


Frankly I would not recommed any LG player. They're cinavia-free (BP6xx) and they do play more formats than say a Sony (no surprise there), but that's about all they have going for them. I'm sure there's players that play more files than this (altho, if you want to buy new 2012, you're going to be stuck with cinavia).


Regards,
Has there ever been a solution to this problem? I've experiended this in my own 1080i files in .TS containers... "Resolution not supported" frown.gif. Sadly my older, supposedly inferior LG BD590 has no problem playing these files.
post #2128 of 2318
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Originally Posted by CPB View Post

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Originally Posted by B00ze View Post


The manual does have "MPEG2-TS" listed in the codec column. Also, if the player did not support those files then it would not list them (the file browser only shows those file extensions that it recognizes). Finally, it just has to be able to play those files; bluRays use that format.


Why LG would deliberately block playing those streams in 1080p (it plays 720p m2ts files fine) outside of a real bluRay disc is beyond me. All it takes is a quick run in your favorite tool (yamb, tsmuxer, mkvtoolnix, etc) and you have yourself a new container for the exact same content. Why not spare us the trouble?


Strange thing is, I think my BD630 played those 1080p m2ts files just fine. I had to "upgrade" to a BD660 because the BD630 had a bad drive and I did not notice until it was too late. Now I got a BD660 that has a decent drive, but it won't play HD m2ts streams (outside of real bluRays); lame. It does play all those MKVs (albeit with a warning that it "may not" play them) that the BD630 just would not play at all, but blocking 1080p m2ts is just as annoying as being unable to play some MKVs.


Frankly I would not recommed any LG player. They're cinavia-free (BP6xx) and they do play more formats than say a Sony (no surprise there), but that's about all they have going for them. I'm sure there's players that play more files than this (altho, if you want to buy new 2012, you're going to be stuck with cinavia).


Regards,
Has there ever been a solution to this problem? I've experiended this in my own 1080i files in .TS containers... "Resolution not supported" frown.gif. Sadly my older, supposedly inferior LG BD590 has no problem playing these files.

What codec are your files? I played a lot of 1080i .ts files on my BD670, before replacing it with a Sony. My files were mpeg2/ac3. I did not get resolution not supported errors, but I had a lot of issues with the player not playing back the files smoothly until a firmware update (which later got recalled) fixed the issue. I had thought the resolution unsupported issue only happened with 1080p. If your files at H.264, your best bet may be to convert to mkv (or replace your player like I did).
post #2129 of 2318
My files are H.264 - they are files created with a Hauppauge HD-PVR @ 1080i. I would rather not convert all my files to .mkv if I could possibly help it. The baffling part is that any files created at 720p (H.264/.TS) play fine. It just doesn't like the larger resolution files.. but again, my BD590 (older model) plays them just fine.
post #2130 of 2318
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Originally Posted by CPB View Post

My files are H.264 - they are files created with a Hauppauge HD-PVR @ 1080i. I would rather not convert all my files to .mkv if I could possibly help it. The baffling part is that any files created at 720p (H.264/.TS) play fine. It just doesn't like the larger resolution files.. but again, my BD590 (older model) plays them just fine.

Unfortunately, I don't think there is a fix for this, only workarounds. Numerous users have reported similar problems. Though this limitation was not documented in the manual, these player models are almost two years old, so its unlikely LG will issue a fix. This is the kind of thing that drove me to Sony, much happier over there myself...
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