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post #121 of 371
I bought the BP420 about 2 weeks ago because I wanted to watch Prometheus in 3D, but have found it to be quite capable in other areas, especially for the $120 that I paid for it. My other media streamers have cost more than this with half the number of features and not even a BluRay player built-in (let alone having 3D capability).

The LG definitely does a better job of streaming video from my computer than any of my other devices, smooth as silk even for 1080p files (via CAT5 hardwire), and has been able to play all of my MKV, TS, MPG, MP4 files without any problems. The resulting video also looks significantly better than Popcorn Hour A100, WD Media, or Pivos AIOS, so this one will likely replace all of the others.

My only question is if it is possible to replace the generic "movie reel" icon that shows with all video files with a small picture of the movie itself, similar to the "Jukebox" from Popcorn Hour? I tried adding a JPG file into the same folder as the video file, and gave it the same name as the video file (except with JPG extension) but it didn't work.

Does anyone know if this is possible? This BD/3D/Streamer would be perfect if it could have some sort of "Jukebox" feature.
Edited by satviewer2000 - 10/29/12 at 7:11pm
post #122 of 371
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Originally Posted by HorizonChaser View Post

Is there a way of using a PC that the player picks up via the WiFi connection? That's already got an HDD in it and wouldn't require anything sticking out of the player.
Yes, you can use the media home Nero software that comes with it, other software like serviio or the built-in windows sharing. I have used the LG with all of these successfully. Wifi should be fine for pictures or music. For video streaming, I would recommend hard wiring it.
post #123 of 371
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Originally Posted by satviewer2000 View Post

I bought the BP420 about 2 weeks ago because I wanted to watch Prometheus in 3D, but have found it to be quite capable in other areas, especially for the $120 that I paid for it. My other media streamers have cost more than this with half the number of features and not even a BluRay player built-in (let alone having 3D capability).
The LG definitely does a better job of streaming video from my computer than any of my other devices, smooth as silk even for 1080p files, and has been able to play all of my MKV, TS, MPG, WMV, MP4 files without any problems. The resulting video also looks significantly better than Popcorn Hour A100, WD Media, or Pivos AIOS, so this one will likely replace all of the others.
My only question is if it is possible to replace the generic "movie reel" icon that shows with all video files with a small picture of the movie itself, similar to the "Jukebox" from Popcorn Hour? I tried adding a JPG file into the same folder as the video file, and gave it the same name as the video file (except with JPG extension) but it didn't work.
Does anyone know if this is possible? This BD/3D/Streamer would be perfect if it could have some sort of "Jukebox" feature.
I cannot seem to get this to work either. Must be a limitation of the built-in software.
post #124 of 371
Got BP420 and having DVD playing issue:

Many of my DVDs jerk and play on this BD player, whereas on my old DVD player all play properly.

The problems seems is that this BD player plays at 1080P@50hz, wheres as my old DVD player upsclaes it to 1080i@60hz.... So i think this problem is due to this "Hz".

Is there a way, to manually specify and select the required upscale resolution OR to change Hz ?
post #125 of 371
Region problem here too.... eek.gif

Bought LG BP620 in Hong Kong and cannot play my Blu-Ray movies bought in the UK!! Anyone got a solution for me???
post #126 of 371
some of my DVD's were freezing and player suddenly completely unresponsive (using remote control and device buttons). Had enough of unplugging and had it serviced under warranty. Problem seems to have been solved.
post #127 of 371
Hi, any idea on how to make the BP620 region free?
post #128 of 371
Any idea if it's possible to remove Cinavia on the BP520? Can you downgrade the firmware somehow?
post #129 of 371
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Originally Posted by kantazo View Post

Hi, any idea on how to make the BP620 region free?

And will it play PAL discs on an NTSC player and tv?
post #130 of 371
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Originally Posted by kantazo View Post

Hi, any idea on how to make the BP620 region free?

The good news: Yes, it's possible. I know that because my BP620 _IS_ region free. And yes, it does play PAL and NTSC DVDs (on a modern flatscreen, which doesn't care **** about PAL or NTSC...) wink.gif

The bad news: It's a hardware modification. I bought my BP620 region free modded (twice the price of a normal one...). So no idea how you'd do it. But it DOES involve buying some sort of chip and belabouring your player.
post #131 of 371
Hi all,

I am looking for a player that is able to play flac over dlna. I can see that the BP620 is able to play flac files, but the manual seems to indicate that this is only possible over usb? Has anybody tried to play a flac file that resides on a NAS?

Would be really nice if someone could shed light on this! Thanks for any reply!
post #132 of 371
just tried and it plays flac files from a DVD
post #133 of 371
Thanks for trying! I would have to access the flac files on a DLNA server, i.e. over the network. And in the manual .flac files are not listed in the DLNA section, even though the device is able to play them locally. Maybe there is some difficulty playing flac over DLNA?
post #134 of 371
I can't test that, sorry.
post #135 of 371
I was chatting with LG about the BP620 Blu Ray Player. They are working on coming out with Amazon Instant soon, it has been delayed a few months but is soon to be released. If you look at their website, it also shows BP620 as Amazon Instant is "COMING SOON".
post #136 of 371
Hi Guys
I'm new owner and want to know if Is there anyway to unlock the regions restriction on a LG BP520?
Is that a hardware change or could be done by using some type of code?
Edited by mdudzin - 11/17/12 at 1:49am
post #137 of 371
...

Why don't you at least TRY reading this thread? Even reading not more than the last dozen posts would help you.
post #138 of 371
Hi,
I tested this with Nero Media Home4 (installed from included CD), but this UpNP server doesn't support FLAC at all. That's why I tried another server (Media Monkey), which normally works OK with FLAC on PC, but once more, no succes, even though this server was visible as a server from BR-player and all other formats were working OK. It looks like the LG-manual is right: No support of FLAC using DLNA. It's really very pitty!
post #139 of 371
Hi Lubomir, thank you very much for checking! I had been tempted to try the 620, but if flac is not supported over dlna I think I will get a simple blue ray and a WD Live TV for streaming. Its a pity, I don't like to have a lot of boxes around, but it seems that the bluerays are not 100% ready for streaming yet. Thanx again for trying!!
post #140 of 371
Does the BP620 support the older BD390 "Subtitle On/Off" function?

I've had a BD390 for about three years and it's worked pretty well (won't play a few titles now and then, but the PS3 picks up the slack there).

One of THE most useful features it has (and I've ever seen anywhere) is the "Subtitle On/Off" command. This simply toggles the chosen language subtitle display, and I use it all the time to pick up missed dialogue without having to use the regular Subtitle command to cycle through as many as a couple dozen other languages just to turn subtitles off. I don't think I've ever seen it before, or on any other player from other manufacturers.

The BD390 even has a dedicated button on its remote for this feature, but it's been dropped from the BP620. I use a Harmony One to control everything, so what I'd like to know is if the BP620 will respond to the command if sent by the Harmony. I'm sort of hoping that the command set has carried through in the firmware, even if it's not "officially" supported. My BD390 is getting a little flaky so I've started thinking about a replacement; I'd assumed LG would keep this handy function, but for some reason it's gone - at least officially.

I tried posting the question on the LG Q&A forum, and the only response was "this command is not on the BP620's remote". When I followed up with "ok, but if I send the command from my Harmony, will it accept and respond to it?", they replied "we don't support the Harmony". I posted it again, with more clarification, and they deleted it instead of answering the question I asked. Frustrating.

I'm hoping somebody with a BP620 and Harmony One would kindly grab the Subtitle On/Off command from the BD390 setup and try it to see if it works.

Thanks, gang. It's been a long time since I participated in the AVS forum, but that's only because I've been very happy with the setup I bought after much time spent here a few years ago.
post #141 of 371
Hi,

I have had the BP620 (UK version) for a while now and will offer my findings:

1. A new firmware was made available last week (12/11/2012) - I installed this and have not had any issues in slow down etc.
2. When scrolling through my list of movies on my NAS a cinema film icon is displayed - this is an in-built icon within the player. The Blu Ray player does not display a picture of the actual movie if you save one to the directory the movie is stored in on the NAS drive.
3. MKV - This player will play mkvs from a NAS with a media server on it. It will play DTS-HD Master Audio within an mkv file. It will not play TrueHD audio within an mkv file. If the mkv contains a TrueHD track with AC3 5.1 core, it will play the AC3 core. (Maybe a future firmware upgrade will allow TrueHD playback - fingers crossed)
4. Blu ray playback quality is excellent (as is 3D).
5. DVD playback quality is poor.
6. Easy network setup (both wifi and ethernet)
7. Interface a bit clunky but fine.
8. Remote well set out.

Hope this helps.
Edited by Manifesto1969 - 11/19/12 at 5:15am
post #142 of 371
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post #143 of 371
I bought the BD620 at a well known retail outlet in response to an ad, which stated it had been chipped to play all BD regions as well as DVD's. The DVD part is easy. DVD players have been multi-region for years.

The BD side requires a special chip to be added to the board THEN a key sequence on the remote is used to change regions.

I was told this sequence and thought it easy to remember, but since it has been a couple of months since I bought the player I can't remember the sequence. I have been through the Google search options and tried their suggestions with no luck. I also have been through ALL the BD620 posts here but still no luck. Can anyone help?
post #144 of 371
Guyz,

I have BP-420.
It plays DVD's from all regions, so i should automatically assume it will play Blu-Rays from all regions as well ?

Is their a way to know via punching some code on remote to see what region is it locked onto ?

Thanks.
post #145 of 371
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Originally Posted by Craige View Post

Guyz,
I have BP-420.
It plays DVD's from all regions, so i should automatically assume it will play Blu-Rays from all regions as well ?
No, you should not assume that. BD region free often requires being chipped. See the post directly above yours.
post #146 of 371
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Originally Posted by Murbella7 View Post

I was told this sequence and thought it easy to remember, but since it has been a couple of months since I bought the player I can't remember the sequence. Can anyone help?

That's what I have to do:

Remove the disc, close the tray, shut the player off via remote (yes, you're hearing correctly), and then press either 1 (Region A), 2 (Region B) or 3 (Region C). Afterwards, turn your player on again. Region should've been changed by now.

No idea if it's working the same way for yours though.
post #147 of 371
Thanks for the quick response, in fact you got to it before I could get in a retract my query.
I found the instruction and it is almost identical to yours, With power plugged in but unit in standby mode, press the BLUE key (letter B) then 1, 2 or 3 for region A, B or C. respectively.
It works, which is great, now I can watch BD's from anywhere. I can't wait to load up the 20th Anniversary edition of Dances With Wolves.

Thanks again.
post #148 of 371
Wondering about the ability of the 620 to play Divx. The manual doesn't mention it. Called support. First they said no. Then after looking a bit further said yes. Some reviews say no and some say yes. Seems strange they would not support Divx when the 420 does. Anyone know for sure one way or the other?
post #149 of 371
One more thing, the software updates on the LG site are for both the 420 and the 620 so again you would think it would play the same formats as the 420.
post #150 of 371
I was in Best buy last night comparing the BP200/BP220 since they were both $59.99 and aside from the first being wifi and latter being wired, the sales associate told me the BP220 is "faster". I suppose that is a plus considering some blu ray players are kinda slow.
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