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post #2191 of 2320
new firmware is corrupted from LG site...
post #2192 of 2320
Guess I will wait until someone says OK!
post #2193 of 2320
It is ok for me - took in from EU website.

Uploading good file - still was on me pendrive.
Edited by loki7777 - 5/6/13 at 9:21am
post #2194 of 2320
Someone let us know when available over Network from uS
post #2195 of 2320
LMAO, LG support remains 'priceless', and when they do give what they call a complete change-log, still 'priceless'. tongue.gif
Well, for what it can do it's still one of the best budget players...... eek.gif

Link for Firmware update for BD650/BD660/BD670/BD690 (Ver:BD.8.97.424.E/Date:2012.12.14):

http://www.2shared.com/file/mTIwtZv0/BD897424E.html
post #2196 of 2320
LG Support gave all my money back, plus about $240.00 on a tv that could not be repaired. So I pocketed $1K & bought a Panasonic Plasma!
post #2197 of 2320
thats the current US firmware, hoping we get the EU version soon...
post #2198 of 2320
New, working version BD.8.97.424.E
http://www.4shared.com/zip/lYcf-ekA/BD897424E.html
Edited by loki7777 - 5/6/13 at 2:37pm
post #2199 of 2320
Quote:
Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

LG Support gave all my money back, plus about $240.00 on a tv that could not be repaired. So I pocketed $1K & bought a Panasonic Plasma!
PRICELESS!!!! wink.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonAlam View Post

thats the current US firmware, hoping we get the EU version soon...
JICYWW No difference between firmwares other than languages and maybe non-corrupt download links. Seems they fixed the DL link again. smile.gif


@loki7777.....might want to rename your files with the firmware number so in the future if there gone from the LG site people will able to ID yours when searching. wink.gif
post #2200 of 2320
So here's a question. If it has the 250GB hard drive, do I still need to use a flash drive? I was considering one of the lower end LG's, but wasn't crazy with the lack of audio outputs. Seems if I get a soundbar, that I have to pair it up with the TV and not both the TV and BD player. Is there a LG player that I can do that with besides this one?
post #2201 of 2320
what are you asking? Soundbar question or Hard drive question?
post #2202 of 2320
I'm asking a BD Player question. I currently use a flash drive on my Samsung BD-D5700 and was wondering if 250GB HD will make that not necessary or will I have to keep using the flash drive? I'm also curious if there is another LG out there that has the audio outputs that this one has, but at a better price? I want to be able to plug my BD player and TV directly into the soundbar.
post #2203 of 2320
You can copy everything onto the HD on the 690, either by flash drive or networked. What audio outputs were you looking for? As for the sound bar, does you TV not have a HDMI input? If it does just use the audio out on the TV to the sound bar.
post #2204 of 2320
OK, so have things changed when it comes to hooking up audio components to your tv. Granted this is old school way of things, but it used to be when you hooked up the sound system to your tv you were basically getting whatever came the tv. Is that no longer the case and which is better HDMI or Optical? I'm basically looking for something that has the optical out. Most of the sound bars I'm looking at come with at least two outlets for them.
post #2205 of 2320
Some more info would be helpful, and a gameplan on exactly what youre trying to do. If you want the sound bar to output sound from all of your devices, just hook up all of your components into the TV via HDMI(better audio quality). Unfortunately, not too many TV's have HDMI output, so optical will give you the next best thing. On the TV you will need to set the audio options to "variable audio out" and turn off the built in speakers, this way all sound comes from the sound bar.
post #2206 of 2320
Can you be a bit more specific on what information you need? I have a LG 55LE5500 in my living room and I'd like to get a LG BD Player and Soundbar to minimize the amount of remotes needed and the wires. I have a almost 3 year old and want to make sure he stays out of mischief once I put this on the wall. I was originally thinking the BD690 was something that might work, but I'm thinking the BP320 might work just as well. Soundbar wise, I'm looking at the LG Electronics NB3530A or NB3520A. Not really sure what the difference is between the two.My FP does accommodate HDMI and Optical, whichever is the best. As far as changing my sound to variable, I don't think that's a option on my audio settings? Hopefully you have a clearer idea of what I'm trying to do now. If not, be specific in what you are asking. Kind of out of my depth on this stuff, which is why I was asking the board.
post #2207 of 2320
with the LG 55LE5500, you have optical out. Connect the BD player via hdmi, and connect to the soundbar via optical. This would be your only option since your TV does not have a HDMI output.
post #2208 of 2320
Did you mean the soundbar(not my TV) doesn't have a HDMI output? Wasn't sure, but I believe you are right that the soundbar only has a optical output. Still haven't made a decision on a player or soundbar. Need to do some more research.
post #2209 of 2320
your soundbar should only have inputs, since its a speaker, you'd be inputting sound to it, not the other way around.
post #2210 of 2320
How is this any different than plugging all of the HDMI's into a receiver, except that it's a soundbar? Runs from tv, BD to the back of soundbar. Going to try and make the rounds to seem for myself. Feel like the original question hasn't been answered and we're just confusing the subject talking about soundbars.
post #2211 of 2320
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Donster View Post

OK, so have things changed when it comes to hooking up audio components to your tv. Granted this is old school way of things, but it used to be when you hooked up the sound system to your tv you were basically getting whatever came the tv. Is that no longer the case and which is better HDMI or Optical? I'm basically looking for something that has the optical out. Most of the sound bars I'm looking at come with at least two outlets for them.

HDMI is superior to optical technically as it offers lossless surround sound up to 7.1 with support for DTS HD-MA and Dolby TrueHD audio formats.

However, most sound bars do not offer true surround and are not able to take advantage of the HD audio codecs, making HDMI vs optical insignificant. Sound bars are generally designed to be connected to your TV, rather than to be used to connect other devices like an AVR.

Honestly, I would not recommend these LG players. Among other things, they are old discontinued models. My 670 started malfunctioning after just over a year, so I wouldn't have much faith in a used one.

Get a newer player. So long as you can connect your sound bar to your TV, you shouldn't worry about optical output on the player. Most newer players are dropping the optical connections.
post #2212 of 2320
Thanks for clearing that up Vamp. Is there any particular model you recommend for a new player? My wife's on vacation this week, so I'm going to try and do a little scouting without her and our son.
post #2213 of 2320
not to throw more confusion in, but does the soundbar have the ability to export sound? What I was referring to was "Did you mean the soundbar(not my TV) doesn't have a HDMI output?" A soundbar is a speaker in itself, why would it need to have audio out options? A receiver is a device that "outputs" sound, because it doesnt have a speaker built in. The soundbars I have studied all have "inputs", no outputs; and the TV's I have researched did not have an HDMI out(from what I have seen, unless newer models have this feature now). So, your best option for the best sound quality going to a "Soundbar" is one that takes an optical input, unless of course you want to plug all of your devices right into the soundbar itself and switch between inputs when you watch different things,i.e. TV and Blu Ray movies.
post #2214 of 2320
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Donster View Post

Thanks for clearing that up Vamp. Is there any particular model you recommend for a new player? My wife's on vacation this week, so I'm going to try and do a little scouting without her and our son.

We're getting off topic, so you may want to post to this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/959985/official-help-me-choose-a-player-thread-cant-decide-start-here/15150#post_23403319

I like the Sony players myself. Check out S5100, S3100 and S790 depending on the capabilities you need. If you don't care about DLNA, the Panasonic line is also worth a look, though owners of the current models seem to be having some issues.

The one good thing I would say about the LG players is they have the broadest file support for the price and support PAL to NTSC conversion, but to me dependability and quality control is much more important and my experience with the BD670 makes me skeptical of purchasing anything from LG due to their horrible track record of buggy software and numerous reports of hardware failures.
post #2215 of 2320
Hi All.

Have tested cinavia a little bit now on my BD670. It seems that it is still free from the cinavia.

Main: BD.8.97.424
Servo: H90378 (H09LGN)

Testmovies: Total recall, Amazing Spiderman, Here comes the boom.
No audiomute after 20 min, or any other messeages

Testing the same Movies on my computer with powerdvd 13, audio is muted and message 3 (for not coming from a TRUSTED_SOURCE) is displayed.
Edited by kenh100 - 6/21/13 at 2:56am
post #2216 of 2320
have you tried playing the movie on a PC with AnyDVDHD installed? same results?
post #2217 of 2320
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonAlam View Post

have you tried playing the movie on a PC with AnyDVDHD installed? same results?


Yes. using Anydvdhd 7.2 and Powerdvd 13, Audio is muted and error message 3 is displayed also. ¨
Using Powerdvd 12 with latest patch (2625) and AnyDVDHD results in powerdvd Error,
Using Powerdvd 12 with latest patch (2625) Audio is muted and error message 3 is displayed also.

But here's a strange thing, using Another copy of Powerdvd 12, also with latest patch (2625) and no ANYDVDHD, no cinavia is detected and the Movie plays fine.
Dont know how....
Edited by kenh100 - 6/19/13 at 2:37pm
post #2218 of 2320
that is odd. I have an OEM version of powerDVD 12 and a OEM version of 13 and dont have any issues
post #2219 of 2320
Strange, what Movies have you tried?

Mine Powerdvd's are Ultra Versions, don't know if that makes any difference.
post #2220 of 2320
mine are also Ultra versions. any of the backups I have played, have had no issues
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