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Old 03-18-2008, 03:45 PM
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Hey everyone,

For those who may own the LG BH200, there is a new firmware on LG's support site. Strangely, it is named the same as the old firmware, but make sure you get the one listed toward the top of the list, it has a file size of 38,054k. Once installed there is also the option to do an internet update of some sort.

This update allows for TrueHD AND DTS-HD MA pass-thru bitstreaming for those with newer HDMI receivers that have built in decoders.

It also activates an ethernet update feature.

Several other fixes are included such as elimination of audio/video drop-outs some people have been having, removal of the green line visible during SD-DVD viewing and possible inclusion of full 1080p/24 support (unable to confirm at this point).

I was watching the following thread to see if the update would ever come:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...926099&page=29

I posted the particular page where the fix is confirmed and installation is discussed. Of course if you are interested you can read the whole thread.

It looks like the LG just became the best game in town for dual players.

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Old 03-18-2008, 04:31 PM
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Your URL is busted here is the correct one:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...926099&page=29
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Thanks for the heads-up. It should be fixed in my post now.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:23 AM
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Here's a tidy breakdown of the thus far confirmed fixes: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1009104
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:56 PM
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The spec sheet right off LG's site indeed says TrueHD (2 channel). For audio, that player is basically useless without a receiver that can decode all formats. Unless those specs are wrong. Core only for DD+, DTS-HD, DTS-MA. Atleast it will pass 7.1 PCM.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:15 PM
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The spec sheet right off LG's site indeed says TrueHD (2 channel). For audio, that player is basically useless without a receiver that can decode all formats. Unless those specs are wrong. Core only for DD+, DTS-HD, DTS-MA. Atleast it will pass 7.1 PCM.
from the AVS thread...

I've tried the Matrix and 300 HD DVDs in TrueHD over SPDIF, and they do indeed get downmixed to DTS 5.1!

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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So... Does this update set the BH200 above the UP5000?
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:42 PM
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So... Does this update set the BH200 above the UP5000?
Good question! It for sure cleans up the issues that people had that's for sure! Some on the board were suggesting this is the most complete Blu-ray player of all!! The Sammy has the Reon chip for up converting however IIRC.
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This is great to hear. Doesn't this player have all the hardware required to be profile 2.0? Might have to consider this down the road.
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This is great to hear. Doesn't this player have all the hardware required to be profile 2.0? Might have to consider this down the road.
According to page 7 of the manual yes its 2.0 ready after a software update.
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