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I've noticed something a bit strange with my player. I'm in the UK and have my BH200 set to play Region B BD discs (set via the EEPROM hidden menu).


I'm trying the access the BD Live function on the 2-disc special edition of Casino Royale (imported from France), but I get a message saying something about there not being enough space on the player and that I need to delete some files - even though I know the player's drive is empty.


But that's not the only issue I've noticed. I go into the Home menu, select "Others" and then "Initalize" I get a list of "Factory Set", "BD Flash Clear" & "HD-DVD Flash Clear". Hoping selecting "BD Flash Clear" will empty the player allowing me to access the BD Live on Casino Royale, I press the right arrow key - but then it goes to the update menu and starts searching for a new update. Thankfully, I get a message telling me that the current set is the latest version, but I find two things strange with this.


First, I thought the update menu could only be access my setting the player to play Region A BD discs and then selecting "Network Update" (I know this because when the player is set to play Region B BD discs, the "Network Update" option isn't there). Secondly, why is it that when I press the right arrow button to select either one of the three options (Factory Set, BD Flash Clear and HD-DVD Flash Clear), it doesn't select that, but tries to do an update?


Finally, when trying to access the BD Live function on the French Region B version of Casino Royale (2-disc) I get a message saying there isn't enough space on the drive (which I know there is), but when I try to access the BD Live on the UK Region B version of Rambo, I get a message saying "please confirm your player is connected to the internet".


Any thoughts?

You don't mention whether you are using a USB or flash drive for the extra memory the BD-Live function requires. Although the player's internal memory might be wiped, it isn't enough to technically meet BD-live requirements, and the message you are getting is probably indicative of that.


As for why you are getting different BD Live failure messages based on the disk you play: part of the problem may be related to insufficient memory, as mentioned previously, causing the BD-Live software/firmware to pop up the wrong status message, and it might also be related to the BD Live servers for those titles just not being available. If you can, try those titles on another true Region B player that has successfully used BD Live previously, and see if they work. You also might have problems if the title links to Euro-based sites but detects the player as a US-based design, and decides to reject the connection. Who knows how well the confluence of BD-Live, BD Java, Internet connections, lack of memory, and out-of-region players will work together - there are a lot of opportunities for bugs there.


Which is why I'll avoid BD Live for a few years at least. I don't miss it.


I have no idea why you are going into the update mode when you are trying to navigate into the BD Flash Clear - might be a bug in the latest FW: someone forgot to re-index the menu selections or update the GUI, and what you see on-screen doesn't match what the SW thinks you are doing.


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ok I am a noobie, sorry for probably the same questions asked, but I have LG bh200 (the newer of the 2 hddvd/blu ray and how do I get bd live but most importantly the maximum movie mode for Watchmen and 300???? Also can I huke up my either net cable to my xbox thats running off a wireless adaptor? or do I need a long either net cord to go all the way to another room? Thanks guys!
 

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Originally Posted by shinksma /forum/post/16870615


You don't mention whether you are using a USB or flash drive for the extra memory the BD-Live function requires. Although the player's internal memory might be wiped, it isn't enough to technically meet BD-live requirements, and the message you are getting is probably indicative of that.


As for why you are getting different BD Live failure messages based on the disk you play: part of the problem may be related to insufficient memory, as mentioned previously, causing the BD-Live software/firmware to pop up the wrong status message, and it might also be related to the BD Live servers for those titles just not being available. If you can, try those titles on another true Region B player that has successfully used BD Live previously, and see if they work. You also might have problems if the title links to Euro-based sites but detects the player as a US-based design, and decides to reject the connection. Who knows how well the confluence of BD-Live, BD Java, Internet connections, lack of memory, and out-of-region players will work together - there are a lot of opportunities for bugs there.


Which is why I'll avoid BD Live for a few years at least. I don't miss it.


I have no idea why you are going into the update mode when you are trying to navigate into the BD Flash Clear - might be a bug in the latest FW: someone forgot to re-index the menu selections or update the GUI, and what you see on-screen doesn't match what the SW thinks you are doing.


shinksma

Thanks for the info. As far as the BD Live, I'm not using any kind of flash or USB - I'm just putting in the disc and selecting BD Live from the disc menu.


I've got a friend with a UK PS3, so I'll take your suggestion and try my BD Live discs in him machine and see if I have any luck there.


As for the player going into the update mode when I try to navigate the BD Flash Clear, I'll have to email JG Technical support and see what they say.


Would be interesting to see if anyone else is having the same problem.....


Thanks for the advise.
 

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You need a 1GB+ Flash drive to access any BD Live content!!!
 

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got that, hell have a 4 gb, i am just curious on how to hook it up to the net, would running it through my macbook work since thats wireless?
 

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I talked to LG last night about the Maximum movie mode and they said a firmware update is probably in the works, I am not holding my breath!
 

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Lastly (yeah, this post is getting long...), I don't think it's fair to lump the UK HD DVD of PE in with other international HD DVD playback issues. This title was killed off by a regression bug which sets it apart from most other problem titles. Kinda frustrating to see a regression bug ignored this long, especially for a title as popular as Planet Earth.

This regression bug actually broke a load of titles authored by Take2 (A UK authoring house), others include Robin Hood Series 1 UK, Pans Lab UK and Hotel Babylon Series 1. It is particularly annoying because very few HDDVD fixes were made after the Jan 08 firmware making the Jan08 firmware the best for HDDVD IMHO.
 

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Originally Posted by tonym001 /forum/post/16843186


Just wanted to say thanks for the update, and to add a couple of quick notes..


Akira now plays fine, without the need for the workaround posted previously, & the "Maximum Movie" mode on the directors cut of Watchmen also works better than before, although the timeline that pops up during the film is kinda b0rked (although you still get the PiP stuff with Zack Snyder, so it's all good!)

With LG bh200 how did u get it to work?? Its driving me nuts I was also told the new version of 300 won't work, thats what LG told me, help if you could please!
 

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Just a quick note - probably obvious to many, but I did the update via the network (in the UK, player set to Region A, worked fine and fast) - my player reset everything to factory defaults. Check your settings. Mine went 1080i, no film mode, PCM stereo, QDEO on - all the opposite of my preferred settings :)
 

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Originally Posted by Peter Galbavy /forum/post/16873613


Just a quick note - probably obvious to many, but I did the update via the network (in the UK, player set to Region A, worked fine and fast) - my player reset everything to factory defaults. Check your settings. Mine went 1080i, no film mode, PCM stereo, QDEO on - all the opposite of my preferred settings :)

Same here in Australia.
 

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5th time lucky it updated.


Put in a 4gb stick and tried the BD Live stuff on Wanted. Alot of signup effort for a featuretter and a modified music vid!


Congrats to LG for supporting the BH200, I think my next Plasma will be there 50" THX one
 

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Does anyone know if there has been success with the Pioneer dropout and hd dvd helicopter problem I tried the up date it was a no go for me. I just had the units motherboard replaced its like new. But since the lack of LG make their problems go away I think next week I'll be getting rid of this player, sad tho aside from those issues which are big for me n its an exceptional player. No more LG products for me!
 

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Does anyone know if there has been success with the Pioneer dropout and hd dvd helicopter problem I tried the up date it was a no go for me. I just had the units motherboard replaced its like new. But since the lack of LG make their problems go away I think next week I'll be getting rid of this player, sad tho aside from those issues which are big for me n its an exceptional player. No more LG products for me!

Depends on your Pioneer model...like I previously reported, with my SC-05 there was a high-pass filter applied to the sound (as opposed to a "helicopter") when trying to bitstream DD+.
 

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Thanks a million samsungmaster.


I was hoping you'd do this.


I hope you don't mind if I post the rapid share link on the avforums for the Brit & Euro BH200 owners that don't come here?
 

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In pcm no issues flawless DD+ playback with my 94, Haven't tried the blue ray in PCM I don't care too there is a difference in sound!! I've proven that to my self, as noted before even the wife can tell.
 

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Not sure if this is posted on LG's website, but here is the latest s/w for the BH200.

http://rapidshare.com/files/25930462...221BH.ROM.html

Many thanks Samsungmaster. Unfortunately that download could only be done 10 times so is no longer valid. Any chance of another location that allows lots of downloads? Many thanks for your great support.
 
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