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I'm happy to report that after updating the firmware, my BH200 now outputs TrueHD 5.1 via HDMI passthrough to my VSX94 receiver on Resident Evil Extinction.

Sweet, thanks.


I'll remove that from the first post now users are reporting TrueHD does Bitstream after all.

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Do you mean TrueHD still can't be re-encoded to DTS or DD over SPDIF?

No I'm afraid not. I believe all you'll get is 2 Channel over SPDIF still.


I'm afraid it was never promised, not for this firmware upgrade anyway. I'm as disappointed as you. In the short term I also need it. Later this year I'll be getting a new HDMI Amp but in the short term I'll be relying on Lossy 5.1 over SPDIF.

That said I don't think any user on here has actually tested it to say for sure, if someone could please?
 

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Really? That's excellent thanks. Can you please confirm:


1. Is it definitely 5.1 not 2.0?

2. Is it definitely Full DTS? And not some type of fake DTS from a Stereo source that "appears" to be Surround Sound (such as DTS Neo 6).


What audio option did you select in the LG menus in order to get DTS 5.1 from TrueHD over SPDIF? I presume Primary Pass-Thru?
 

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Originally Posted by PhantomII /forum/post/13414200


I'm happy to report that after updating the firmware, my BH200 now outputs TrueHD 5.1 via HDMI passthrough to my VSX94 receiver on Resident Evil Extinction.

I initially had an issue with video. Great sound but no video at all. However I power cycled everything and all is well.


W00t!

Great news, glad to hear
 

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Really? That's excellent thanks. Can you please confirm:


1. Is it definitely 5.1 not 2.0?

2. Is it definitely Full DTS? And not some type of fake DTS from a Stereo source that "appears" to be Surround Sound (such as DTS Neo 6).


What audio option did you select in the LG menus in order to get DTS 5.1 from TrueHD over SPDIF? I presume Primary Pass-Thru?

1. It's definitely DTS 5.1. All 5 speaker lights are on on my Denon 3805. It used to be 2.0 before the firmware update.

2. I can't confirm how the player constructs the DTS signal, but as I said above, it's a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 source output as a DTS 5.1 stream.


In the LG menus, it's Audio -> SPDIF -> DTS Re-Encode.
 

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Fantastic. Thanks Dickydoo.


I'll update the first post. We just need to hear if Sunshine works properly and/or users can access it's Picture-in-Picture/Bonus View/Profile 1.1 features.
 

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...playing a Region B-locked Blu-Ray disc?

If this played region locked discs I believe that would be a 1st and would make this player more desirable then almost any player on the market.
 

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Be careful with all the enthusiasm, otherwise the ebay prices skyrocket and if I decide on buying a 2nd one I would have to pay a fortune for it



Besides, my Denon AVR-4308 shows Dolby HD + PLIIx in the display when I play back my Happy Feet HD DVD combo Dolby True HD track. So it does indeed play back True HD 5.1 or even better. Thanks LG.
 

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Be careful with all the enthusiasm, otherwise the ebay prices skyrocket and if I decide on buying a 2nd one I would have to pay a fortune for it

God point


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...playing a Region B-locked Blu-Ray disc?

Considering there is no BD Player on the planet that is BD Multiregion I seriously doubt it I'm afraid. In fact I'm sure we can say with 100% assurance it's not BD MR, or SD DVD MR for that matter.


I did see some Scandinavian site selling BD Players they're drastically altered to also support Region A (it involved soldering) but it looked dodgy to me.
 

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So has someone successfully tested the Bonus View feature?

Confirmed as fixed by user JKR1963 here


Right I've been through the Owners thread and updated the first post to include confirmation links for all the things the firmware fixes, check it out!


Also added:

2. Video Drop Outs - Confirmed as fixed by users volleybradt and JKR1963 here and here.
 

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Considering there is no BD Player on the planet that is BD Multiregion I seriously doubt it I'm afraid. In fact I'm sure we can say with 100% assurance it's not BD MR, or SD DVD MR for that matter.

Yeah I know. I was just thinking about the backdoor your LG contact mentioned. And about all the unexpected functionality this firmware provided.


The Australian version of the BH100 was apparently multiregion for BD on release, though this may have been "fixed" with a firmware "update" since then.
 

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Yeah I know. I was just thinking about the backdoor your LG contact mentioned. And about all the unexpected functionality this firmware provided.

Fair question then.


Sadly he wasn't able to provide further details. I imagine he'd have been shot if he'd let us know how to do it. It sounded like it wasn't easy (i.e - not the Remote hack type).

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The Australian version of the BH100 was apparently multiregion for BD on release, though this may have been "fixed" with a firmware "update" since then.

Really? Any source links?
 

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How is the upconversion in these things? I have seen many regular HD upconverting players that looked pretty good, was wondering if these were half way descent still.
 

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Have to admit this is a very exciting development! I've been looking for a combo player that would pass bitstream and do Bonus View at a minimum and this seems to be the player. Will be interesting to hear other's reactions in this thread.
 

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Be careful with all the enthusiasm, otherwise the ebay prices skyrocket and if I decide on buying a 2nd one I would have to pay a fortune for it



Besides, my Denon AVR-4308 shows Dolby HD + PLIIx in the display when I play back my Happy Feet HD DVD combo Dolby True HD track. So it does indeed play back True HD 5.1 or even better. Thanks LG.

StardustOne, I assume you are bitstreaming to the Denon (ie. decoding in 4308)?
 

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How is the upconversion in these things? I have seen many regular HD upconverting players that looked pretty good, was wondering if these were half way descent still.

The dvd upconversion is outstanding.......I have had the REON equiped Samsung 1200 and the Samsung 5000 (very recently) in my system.


The Qdeo equiped Lifes Good BH200 exceeds the performance of the Sammy REON equiped units..........on my TV, a Sony KDS-60A2020, the dvd picture on the LG is much more natural.........great depth and color and sharpness...the REON was nice too....but, I noticed some slight jagged edges and a digital, less film-like looking picture. I did compare both the REON Samsung and the LG Qdeo to my Denon 2910. The 2910 does not show jaggies or digitalness like the REon but it is completely outclassed by a REON and Qdeo as far as picture depth, color intensity, sharpness.


To me, and I am 100% sure, the Qdeo is noticibly better than the REON Samsung units with dvd.
 
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