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post #241 of 2320
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Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post

Yeah, it should show up when connected with WiFi. Both Wired and Wireless connection will have different MAC addresses, and both should show up separately when you check ALL NETWORKS, each being a different "UNKNOWN DEVICE."

Under ALL NETWORKS for me, I have "Media Programs on this PC and remote connections," two separate ones for my PC (one is my PC's MAC and the other is for my Bluetooth), both LG MAC addresses (Wired and Wireless), and my Xbox 360. If your LG is connected with WiFi, the WiFi MAC should definitely show up... You having "Automatically allow devices to play my media..." should make sure that it works, too.

There's really no reason the LG shouldn't show up under ALL NETWORKS. Any device that connects to my network shows up there. I know various others who have no problem with this method, too. Very strange. Those two connections you mentioned should be the only thing shown under LOCAL NETWORK, but ALL NETWORK should definitely show you every device that has connected to your PC.

Did my information about the PC help your computer log in to your account automatically?

I restored from a backup previous to installing MediaHome where I didn't have the logon screen issue, so I didn't have to use the info you provided--but thanks, I will keep it handy.

I got the LG to work but the device only sees the Windows default libraries (Music, Pics, Videos). I have a bunch of subfolders to organize my movies and pics so some of them are deeply nested, so it takes a while to navigate to them. MediaHome allowed me to specify a folder that I could go to right away and navigation was easier. Perhaps I'm overlooking something.
post #242 of 2320
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Originally Posted by NLight95 View Post

I restored from a backup previous to installing MediaHome where I didn't have the logon screen issue, so I didn't have to use the info you provided--but thanks, I will keep it handy.

I got the LG to work but the device only sees the Windows default libraries (Music, Pics, Videos). I have a bunch of subfolders to organize my movies and pics so some of them are deeply nested, so it takes a while to navigate to them. MediaHome allowed me to specify a folder that I could go to right away and navigation was easier. Perhaps I'm overlooking something.

Don't think you're overlooking anything. Mine is the same way, however, when I click Videos, I then click "Folders" instead of "All Files" - this displays my videos the same exact way my computer would. The videos I leave out in the open are in my Videos folder, but I also see my various folders inside of the Videos folder, such as different seasons of television shows, etc...

I don't think there is a way to just jump right to a specific folder (unless you "Stopped" sharing other folders in Homegroup, that way they get ignored), but as long as everything is in your Videos folder, you will be able to see it just like your computer would as long as you click Folders instead of All Files. I hope that information helps!
post #243 of 2320
I bought the LG BD650 a few weeks ago online. Today I got the pop-up to apply my firmware update. I tried three times and each either froze or failed. I then tried the factory reset and still no luck. I then tried to put the update on a USB thumb drive. While my 650 sees the thumb drive, it only wants the update from the network. I even disconnected the Ethernet jack and I got a message that it couldn't do the update because the network was not available.

I have a pretty good wireless network. I have one Airport Extreme running 802.11n at 5Ghz in an extended configuration with another Airport Extreme upstairs. We have Verizon Fios, 50Mb down...

Anyway what I noticed was that when the file finally downloaded and was on the unit, it then gave me a different menu where I had a choice to bypass the upgrade and wait for the next one. So the firmware applied and rebooted with no message. When the 650 booted back up, it said it was finishing the firmware upgrade which it did in just a few seconds. I then tried to go into MLB, which was already on my system before the firmware upgrade and it rebooted the machine. I tried it again and had the same result.

Anyone have suggestions?

Thanks,
Paul
post #244 of 2320
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Originally Posted by NLight95 View Post

I restored from a backup previous to installing MediaHome where I didn't have the logon screen issue, so I didn't have to use the info you provided--but thanks, I will keep it handy.

I got the LG to work but the device only sees the Windows default libraries (Music, Pics, Videos). I have a bunch of subfolders to organize my movies and pics so some of them are deeply nested, so it takes a while to navigate to them. MediaHome allowed me to specify a folder that I could go to right away and navigation was easier. Perhaps I'm overlooking something.

The 650 sees many things on my Network. Two twonky servers, Vuze, my wife's Windows 7 computer. So I'm really excited to see the best ways to stream DVD's and possibly Blu-Ray. Good Luck.
post #245 of 2320
Does the 670 Netflix app offer 5.1 audio? The app on the 570 does not.
post #246 of 2320
Good question though that is really a non-issue as far as I am concerned.
post #247 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Empirical View Post

The PQ is weak compared to the PC or the IPOD, the IPOD of course benefitting from a tiny screen.

I think it will be "good enough"

I have to revise my thoughts on the MLB stream picture quality via the BD650. After watching several games now I would say it's very good, not excellent, but very good. I am watching on a 60" set. One note, I have not found any games yet that have allowed me to switch feeds.
post #248 of 2320
Can anyone compare the 600 series to the 500 series for me? I'm curious to know what new apps the 600 series currently has and which ones they are planning to add. Also, has video file playback or dlna been improved at all? What about the 24hz skipping issues? Thanks!
post #249 of 2320
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Originally Posted by portezbie View Post
Can anyone compare the 600 series to the 500 series for me? I'm curious to know what new apps the 600 series currently has and which ones they are planning to add. Also, has video file playback or dlna been improved at all? What about the 24hz skipping issues? Thanks!
These are the following Netcast apps at launch:

Netflix
CinemaNow
DivX TV
Accedo+
vTuner
Accuweather
YouTube
Vudu
Napster
Pandora
Viewster
MLB.TV
and a "COMING SOON" box.

There are also things called "LG TV Apps," though none of them interest me at the moment. LG promises some big app updates (something like Amazon VOD or Hulu Plus, and a ton of LG TV Apps) so I'll check it out again later.

Accedo+, vTuner and Viewster seem to be new. vTuner is very cool. It's basically internet radio. It has your local radio stations, radio stations from other states and countries, and some HD radio stations. Viewster seems like a VUDU/Cinemanow type of thing, but for low budget movies. Can't remember what Accedo+ is - I think it's kids games or something like that. I do really like vTuner, though!

As of now, there are no 24hz issues. The player also boots up instantly, which is nice. As for DLNA playback, I never really had any "issues" before. Sometimes I wouldn't be able to rewind or fast forward certain things. Out of all the files I tried, everything seemed to work fine. One cool thing that they added was that now I can see thumbnails for my files. Movies have a It's definitely a nice upgrade.

There is also this WiFi Direct thing, but I'm not exactly sure how to use it at the moment.
post #250 of 2320
thanks for the info!

Maybe this is just me, but on my bd570 I sometimes have issues with playback of avi files although it has mostly been fixed. Something goes wrong with the framerate I think. Sounds like this hasn't been an issue with the 600 series though from what you are saying.
post #251 of 2320
I'm a complete newbie to LG TVs & Blu-ray players, so please bear with me. While waiting for delivery of a LG 47LV5500 Smart TV and the LG BD640 Network Blu-ray player, I'm trying to learn about the internet connectivity features of them. I've already scanned through a lot of the helpful information on this & the Plex forums but I'm still some what unclear about how they work. I'd really appreciate some help with this.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the internet connectivity of both is based on the Plex Media Server software. If so, what are the differences &/or similarities of the LG Network on the BD640 Blu-ray player as compared to that on the LG Smart TV? I ask because I see that the BD670 Blu-ray player claims to support Smart TV (rather than the LG Network).
post #252 of 2320
Hey guys...I currently have a BD370 but I'm looking to upgrade. However, I don't need Wifi, a built-in hard drive, or 3D capability. Going by that, it looks like I'm looking at the 630, 640 or 650.

What exactly are the differences between these 3 players? If I use LG's website as a barometer, they're all almost identical (and the 650 isn't even listed). The only thing I notice is that the 630 doesn't support Wifi at all whereas the 640 and 650 do with an adapter.

I'm basically looking for a replacement for my BD370 (Blu-Ray/DVD playback and Netflix streaming are all I really need) that could also replace my ancient WD Media Player for my videos.

Thanks.
post #253 of 2320
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Originally Posted by moob View Post

Hey guys...I currently have a BD370 but I'm looking to upgrade. However, I don't need Wifi, a built-in hard drive, or 3D capability. Going by that, it looks like I'm looking at the 630, 640 or 650.

What exactly are the differences between these 3 players? If I use LG's website as a barometer, they're all almost identical (and the 650 isn't even listed). The only thing I notice is that the 630 doesn't support Wifi at all whereas the 640 and 650 do with an adapter.

I'm basically looking for a replacement for my BD370 (Blu-Ray/DVD playback and Netflix streaming are all I really need) that could also replace my ancient WD Media Player for my videos.

Thanks.

The BD640 comes with a wireless adapter but the 630 & 650 don't. The 630 has the LG Netcast internet access software but the 650 has Smart TV. I'm still not clear about the difference between the software but I think the Netcast is limited to a few services where Smart TV is more like a full web browser. Maybe some can jump in & explain it better.
post #254 of 2320
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Originally Posted by rckowal View Post

The BD640 comes with a wireless adapter but the 630 & 650 don't. The 630 has the LG Netcast internet access software but the 650 has Smart TV. I'm still not clear about the difference between the software but I think the Netcast is limited to a few services where Smart TV is more like a full web browser. Maybe some can jump in & explain it better.

No web browser on the the Blu Ray players 650,70,90 all have access to LG apps store and presumably ( via FW update that has not shown up yet) more services such as Amazon VOD.
70 adds wireless, 90 wireless + 250GB hd
post #255 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Empirical View Post

No web browser on the the Blu Ray players 650,70,90 all have access to LG apps store and presumably ( via FW update that has not shown up yet) more services such as Amazon VOD.
70 adds wireless, 90 wireless + 250GB hd

Thanks for the info Empirical. Since I posted here I learned that LG has integrated a form of web browsing into 2011 TVs & Blu-ray players via Plex Server software.

http://www.4zb.net/plex-to-integrate...ternative.html

Also that LG recently bought into Plex to partner development of apps for their current & future product lines.

http://www.wegotserved.com/2010/09/0...artnership-lg/

I Hope this helps.
post #256 of 2320
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Originally Posted by rckowal View Post

Thanks for the info Empirical. Since I posted here I learned that LG has integrated a form of web browsing into 2011 TVs & Blu-ray players via Plex Server software.

http://www.4zb.net/plex-to-integrate...ternative.html

Also that LG recently bought into Plex to partner development of apps for their current & future product lines.

http://www.wegotserved.com/2010/09/0...artnership-lg/

I Hope this helps.


Plex shows up in the DIVX TV application. On the previous FW it showed up as an APP in the LG APP TV "store"

Sorry, was thinking of Rev3
post #257 of 2320
I bought the BD630 a few days ago and am pretty happy with it. The speed of the interface seems pretty decent. Netflix and Vudu seems to work well enough, I haven't had any issues so far. YouTube works well, but the interface search doesn't allow you to sort by anything. That makes it hard to find the latest news from sites that post news updates on YouTube. I tried using the Firmware update feature from the settings menu and it worked well also. I miss the ability to check weather or news through the box as this unit is missing any extra apps, but I'm very impressed with how stable and reliable it has been.

I bought a Samsung BD-D5700 with tons of apps and WiFi, but it would freeze and get very slow over time. I am returning the Samsung and I think the simplicity of this LG unit is very nice. Less headache and easy to use.

I figure for the extra apps, I'll just buy a Roku box or something similar dedicated to that type of thing.

Overall, I'm happy with my entry level BluRay player, easy to use for my wife, plays Netflix, Vudu and YouTube. Seems reliable enough, played several hours of kids shows through Netflix for my daughter also, then we watched some movies later in the evening with no problems. I didn't have that luck with the Samsung, it always required a reboot after an hour or so.
post #258 of 2320
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Originally Posted by xoch1 View Post

I was wondering if the lg BD630 plays files from and external hard drive via usb formatted as fat 32 or can it handle ntfs?

Here is the statement from the manual for the D630, I have this player but I haven't tried a USB HDD. I have tried a FAT32 USB flash drive and that works.

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This player supports USB flash drive/external HDD formatted in FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS when accessing files (music, photo, movie). However, for BD-Live and Audio CD recording, only FAT16 and FAT32 formats are supported. Use the USB flash drive/external HDD formatted in either FAT16 or FAT32 when using BD-Live and Audio CD recording.
post #259 of 2320
LG needs to step it up and offer some apps worth having the Smart TV feature for. What they are offering now is rubbish in my opinion.

Hulu, Amazon? Anyone hear anything new on these?
post #260 of 2320
Does the 670 have a back lit remote?
post #261 of 2320
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Originally Posted by sbddvm View Post

Does the 670 have a back lit remote?

No, it does not.
post #262 of 2320
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Originally Posted by portezbie View Post

thanks for the info!

Maybe this is just me, but on my bd570 I sometimes have issues with playback of avi files although it has mostly been fixed. Something goes wrong with the framerate I think. Sounds like this hasn't been an issue with the 600 series though from what you are saying.

This issue still exists on my BD670. It seems to happen less than it did on the BD570. The easy fix is to rewind for a few seconds and hit play. That gets the framerate back to normal.

Latest firmware and driver version available in Canada are installed.
post #263 of 2320
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Originally Posted by pete8475 View Post

This issue still exists on my BD670. It seems to happen less than it did on the BD570. The easy fix is to rewind for a few seconds and hit play. That gets the framerate back to normal.

Latest firmware and driver version available in Canada are installed.

Yeah, I just tried one of my problem files - 'Iron Man 2' - and I get framerate issues after a few minutes (happens if I switch to 60hz, too). I've tried about 30 different files since getting my 2011 model, and (so far) it's only the 'Iron Man 2' rip that gives me the issue. So, that's fine. It's not like it happens to many/most of my files.
post #264 of 2320
yeah, I'm familiar with the fix but it's not a great solution. Oh well, as you said recent firmware updates have made it much less frequent. I always find it strange though that mkv's work fine but plain old avi's will give me trouble.Shrug.

Pity to hear that this is still an issue, but I bet there is a good chance they will iron it out with the 600 series.
post #265 of 2320
I have the BD630 and noticed there are picture setting options under the info screen. I have left mine at "user settings" and kept all at "0", does anyone know if this is the best option? I want to just keep the original settings from my TV. I don't want to add other settings on top of those.
post #266 of 2320
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Originally Posted by RY35AN View Post

I have the BD630 and noticed there are picture setting options under the info screen. I have left mine at "user settings" and kept all at "0", does anyone know if this is the best option? I want to just keep the original settings from my TV. I don't want to add other settings on top of those.

I'm pretty sure that keeping the User Settings to 0 is the same as keeping them at the default setting which is, 'Standard.' If you don't want the player to do any post-processing, you might as well keep it at 'Standard.'
post #267 of 2320
Ok, thanks. I was watching John Adams and notice EE and DNR. I was hoping it wasn't the player and it was just the disc.
post #268 of 2320
is smart TV on the LG and Samsungs the same?
post #269 of 2320
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Originally Posted by DeAd MiKe 187 View Post


I'm pretty sure that keeping the User Settings to 0 is the same as keeping them at the default setting which is, 'Standard.' If you don't want the player to do any post-processing, you might as well keep it at 'Standard.'

You'd be better off paying for calibration or at least using a calibration BD to adjust the settings properly. On the 570...some of the settings need to be dialed down.
post #270 of 2320
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Originally Posted by RedOctober205 View Post

You'd be better off paying for calibration or at least using a calibration BD to adjust the settings properly. On the 570...some of the settings need to be dialed down.

Yeah. After going from the 2010 model to the 2011 model, I definitely noticed a better picture on the 2011 model. It's almost as if the 2010 models have edge enhancement on by default. But, if you're using the new 2011 models, I think leaving it on Standard is just fine.
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