Originally Posted by suntanjam
I just noticed that LG has removed the firmware update that was posted on the service site for the BH200. I hope maybe they are going to release a new update with the fixes that are neccessary to make this unit a "Home Run"! Fingers are crossed, toes too!
Not likely. I sent an e-mail about the 24fps, HD audio and Clerks 2 issues to LG Canada, who said they do not support the BH200 and forwarded my e-mail to their US counterpart. I got the following response (emphasis added):
"We are delighted to hear from you as our Valued Customer.
According to the information we have, regarding this unit and its interactions, the model BH200 does, in fact, display at 24 frames per second, if the display is capable of 24 / 30 fps. We do not force 24 fps, nor are there currently any designs to do so anytime soon.
As for the Linear PCM, as long as the disc is formatted for the full 7.1 audio, then the settings for Linear PCM will output 7.1 audio through either the HDMI 1.2 or HDMI 1.3 versions. The Dolby TrueHD audio is designed for 2 channels of sound on this unit.
As for the movie Clerks, this video has been tested and found to have a new copy protection that is not allowing our units to play back. We are currently working with our factories to develop a firmware upgrade to resolve this matter. ..."
I have an Sony 52XBR4 and the 24 fps detection works perfectly for both my PS3 and Samsung 1400, so I'm pretty sure my TV is "capable of 24/30 fps". From the above, it looks like there are no plans to enable 24 fps in the near future. The full multichannel Dolby TrueHD appear to be limited to 2 channels and the person didn't even address DTS-HD MA. The good news is that LG is working on a fix for Clerks 2, so they might have took the firmware offline for that. I thought the HD DVD standard was finalized though, so I'm not sure what "new copy protection" the rep was talking about.
Looks like I'll be returning my player tomorrow...