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Will the LG output the checkerboard pattern 3D that DLP sets need?
 

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Will the LG output the checkerboard pattern 3D that DLP sets need?

I would also like to know any other players besides Panasonic support checkerboard?


The Pannys are out of my price range
 

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I would also like to know any other players besides Panasonic support checkerboard?


The Pannys are out of my price range

The Pannys are down to below 300 on amazon...however, I'd get the LG BX580...It rocks!...I just bought 2....Great machine...Zero issues...
 

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This unit seems to be way under-rated for all that it can do. Going for a paltry $185 shipped online, plus a free IMAX 3D BD DVD if purchased prior to 12/31/10 makes this a great deal IMHO.


I was reading the following review on it:

http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/home_av...tm?AT=62062620


Aside from having the best implementation of Netflix and enhanced versions of some of the other online apps.


It has some great features as quoted from the review:


DLNA playback (which isn't crippled like it is on the Sony units) and Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials via the player.


An extension of the onboard USB media playback, the DLNA function enables users to remotely stream content stored on their PCs and networked storage, via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The file and media format supported are:


Music: MP3, WMA, WAV

Photo: JPEG, PNG

Videos: Standard-definition (MPEG-1/2/4, DivX) and high-definition (MKV, H.264, DivX HD) clips in DTS and Dolby Digital surround sound


Nero MediaHome 4 Essential software is bundled to enable media server capability on a PC based on the Windows XP and Vista operating systems. The program features stronger format compatibility than Microsoft's Windows Media Player (which also allows file sharing), including DivX HD, MKV and AVCHD in 1080p resolution.


In our hands-on, onscreen visuals were smooth and crisp playing back HD clips through an 802.11n Wi-Fi connection, which required up to 90 seconds of data buffering each. We even managed to test an MKV file with a 5.1-channel DTS soundtrack successfully, though a multichannel Dolby Digital version outputted only stereo sound.


Gracenote will automatically pull CD details. This is a rather clever implementation to harness the full potential of the player's Web access. Instead of showing plain CD track numbers, the BX580 is able to display album cover art, artist names and individual song titles automatically pulled off the Internet. The process takes no longer than a few seconds and is initiated when a music CD is inserted into the disc player.


Furthermore, users can rip CDs directly to an external USB storage such as a thumbdrive or hard drive under its CD-recording function. The soundtracks are encoded in MP3 format using 128kbps, 192kbps, 320kps data compression or in lossless quality with ID3 metadata.


What more could you ask for?
 

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bsevern, thank you for your feedback!


I was very interested in this LG player, but AFAIK it's unable to read ISO images from a NAS (in my case, some original DVD I ripped for my daughter and stored to my Qnap NAS).


Too bad, since I will need to buy a BRD player and a Network Media Player...



Ciao!


Marco
 

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Just hooked up my LG BX580 and was very impressed. EXCEPT, it the CinemaNow Netcast feature will not work. Not help from with LG or CinemaNow. LG said to send the BRAND NEW unit in for servicing -- I said, RIGHT! Anyone have any advice? ALL the other Netcast sites work beautifully, only CinemaNow does not. It is unable to "find the server" and keeps asking me to redo the settings -- which does nothing. Thanks everyone!!! Mark G.
 

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I am an Englishman living in Malaysia. I have just bought the BX580 along with the LG 55" 3D TV. Problem is it wont play any of the DVDs i have brought with me from the UK & USA, it only plays the Asian region.

I am looking for help in finding maybe a firmware update to make it multi region, can anyone advise me please.
 

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The Pannys are down to below 300 on amazon...however, I'd get the LG BX580...It rocks!...I just bought 2....Great machine...Zero issues...


Doggone: Do you know if the Zoom feature works on 3D as well as 2D? Can you eliminate the horizontal bars from a wide screen disc and fill a 16:9 screen with the Zoom feature?
 

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How is the Netflix interface? Does it allow searching?
Been a few days since I asked. Are there any US owners of this model who can tell me how easy the Netflix interface is to use?
 

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does anyone know what format 3D it outputs?

frame packing, side by side or top and bottom?


I assume frame packing, but would like some verification.
 

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Anyone? Does the zoom feature on the LG BX580 player operate effectively on playing 3D Blu-Ray as well as playing 2D Blu-Ray and DVD's?
 

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Been a few days since I asked. Are there any US owners of this model who can tell me how easy the Netflix interface is to use?

It does allow searching, BUT not by name (at least not so far as I can see), but by category. I could swear that somewhere I read that the 580 could in fact search by name, as it had the updated Netflix interface.


Overall I've been very happy with my LG, but I'm still experimenting with DLNS and HD video streaming. I took some BD DVDs and make them into MKVs (which is supported on the LG), but over my wireless connection it wasn't pretty. My next test is over my gigabit ethernet backbone, but it's going to have to wait until I move
I might convert a BD file into a AVCHD for giggles and see if it plays any better, but I suspect the culprit is a slow wireless connection. I'll also try moving the MKV file to a USB drive and validate if it's a format issue or a bandwidth issue.
 

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Anyone? Does the zoom feature on the LG BX580 player operate effectively on playing 3D Blu-Ray as well as playing 2D Blu-Ray and DVD's?

Yes, the zoom feature works very well on both 3D and 2D content. I used it to watch Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 3D the other night to fill the screen. The effect sitting close to the screen was very immersive. I also have a BD390 and the zoom works essentially the same.


Cheers.
 
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