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This LG BP530 Blu-ray player features 3D Blu-ray capability. To build a complete 3D home theater system, we recommend you purchase a 3D TV, 3D glasses designed for the TV, high-speed HDMI cable and an A/V receiver that is compatible with 3D products.
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small picture on 47 inch tv

playing old dvd on new blue ray dvd player with setting 16.9 does not fill screen
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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mickp
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PLAYER WILL ONLY PLAY OLD DVD IN WIDESCREEN IF OLD DVD WAS WIDESCREEN TO BEGIN WITH.
3 weeks, 2 days ago
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revird
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answer 2
Mickp,
Thank you for your interest in the LG - Smart 3D Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player Model # BP530. I am assuming what you're describing as a small picture is the letter boxing?
Look at the cover of the old DVD and look to see what the aspect ratio of that DVD is. It may just be a 4:3 aspect ratio or a full screen which is not 16:9. Movies are shot at different aspect ratios. The most common aspect ratios used in the presentation of films nowadays are 1.85:1 and 2.39:1 or 2.40:1.
If you want the picture to fill up the screen, try [4:3 Pan Scan] it will display pictures cropped to fill your TV screen. Both sides of the picture are cut off...IFV
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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LGAnswers
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Englewwod, NJ
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No sound when playing regular DVD's

This works great when playing Blu-Ray DVD's, but there is no sound when I put in a regular DVD (there is video but no sound). I have this connected to my TV with an HDMI cord. Why isn't this working?
5 months ago
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skittles10100
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Iowa
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Maybe you need a better quality HDMI cord. Sometimes you have spend a little more money to get a better quality product.
4 months, 1 week ago
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dirtyred17
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I have run into this previously too. There is some trial and error to this troubleshooting, but your patience should be rewarded. Try this: adjust your your Audio Settings by trying each of the various Digital Output options (i.e., PCM Stereo, PCM Multi-Ch, et al). One of these settings may restore audio for your DVDs. If the problem persists, however, please contact Geek Squad or LG for further assistance. I hope this helps.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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can I connect my lg wi fi equipped dvd player to my wi fi enabled lg tv using wi fi

I have an LG wi fi enabled smart tv I want to buy a LG wi fi enabled dvd player.

I want to stream the dvd player to the tv over wi fi
7 months ago
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jdied
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No, the wifi features are only for streaming from the Internet (Netflix, etc.).

In order to connect this player to a TV, you still need to use cables of some kind (HDMI, component video, digital audio, etc.)
3 months ago
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TheGuy
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Danbury, CT
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I have never tried but most likely this will not work. It is not an LG limitation but a Wifi limitation. I believe that TV and BluRay devices are more like endpoints. they are not designed to link up to one another to transmit data. There are wireless HD standards that are evolving but i don' t think they have been widely adopted or deployed yet.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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No, this is not possible with just the TV and player. The purpose of the wifi capabilities is have access to your network through the device (your TV or bluray player), meaning the apps on the devices can access your network, or internet without and Ethernet cable. It cannot stream the picture from the player to the TV.

Now, there are wireless streaming devices that can take your HDMI out of the bluray and connect it wirelessly to your TV but this is not actually over your "wifi" network. Those units can be quite costly, don't work reliably, involve compression (picture quality degradation) and are not typically recommended.
6 months ago
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HiTechRednek
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No you cannot. I would not recommend using WiFi for anything streaming video anyways.
Just connect it up via HDMI and you'll be happy.
7 months ago
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bpratt01
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Boston, MA
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answer 5
Simple answer is NO.
7 months ago
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Z3r00c00L
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NC
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Can this device be hooked up to a 720p HD TV

I have an insignia 37" HDTV but 720p. Will this device work with that and just upgrade picture thru device to 1080p quality?
9 months ago
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You TV is only capable of 720, so no, no device attached to it will ever be 1080. But, yes, you can hook it up it will work. On 37" you could never tell the quality difference between 720 and 1080 anyways, so you are good to go.
6 months ago
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HiTechRednek
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Temple TX
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Yes you can use this with a 720p TV. However the picture will still be displayed at 720p as this is the best resolution your TV is able to display. The Blu-ray play can not upgrade the picture beyond limitations of the TV.
6 months ago
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Winder0872
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we've connected our machine to a 720p Sony without any problem
6 months ago
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happymoviewatcher
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NO. The device will work. However your tv will only output 720p.
7 months ago
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Z3r00c00L
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Yes but no 3d without a 3d tv. You can watch regular DVDs and blu rays
8 months ago
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Matman1511
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Harrisburg, pa
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Yes it Can.
It has a AUTO Adjust feature or you can go into Setting under display/Picture and change it to 720p
8 months ago
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spm187619
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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How do you connect this player to a DirecTv cable box?

10 months ago
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Dunk
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There is no reason to connect it to a cable box. Not sure what you trying to accomplish. Bluray players and Cable boxes are both INPUT devices. You put them to a TV or amplifier system.

What exactly is it that want to do and why?
6 months ago
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HiTechRednek
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Temple, TX
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I connect to my TV not my Direct TV cable box.
10 months ago
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Love3DBlue
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You don't,

You probably want to connect it through a home theater receiver via HDMI cable. Most likely your cable/sat box only has video/audio output. SO... With a home theater receiver (via HDMI cables) you connect the tv HDMI input to the theater receiver output. THEN... connect your cable/sat box to the appropriate HDMI input in the theater receiver. Do the same for the blu ray player. Each input on the theater receiver should be plainly labeled in the back. Yes, you have to swith between different sources on the receiver, but it's not difficult. Also, most likely you will experience much better sound than the dinky speakers on your flat panel tv can ever hope to produce. I've never even considered using my tv's built in speakers. How good of a speaker can they put in such a slim tv?
10 months ago
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soberjohn23
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i HAVE HAD THIS BLUERAY PLAYER FOR 2 WEEKS AND IT STARTED ACTING FUNNY A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO. IT WON'T WORK AT ALL NOW. ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM?

11 months ago
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No
10 months ago
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ejblee
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If you are within 15 days of the date of purchase, you may return with your player and original receipt to your local Best Buy store to exchange the player. If your purchase was more than 15 days ago, Geek Squad can assist you with pursuing warranty service options. I hope this helps.
11 months ago
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I have an LG 42LA6408 Smart TV. Would Google TV device give me any advantage?

Whenever I want to watch something from Internet it takes ages to load it up. My internet speed is good 16Mb and I bought this TV 2 weeks ago. I even plugged the LAN cable into the TV in order to make it faster. If I buy Google TV would I have advantages and potentially faster speed?

Thanks
1 year ago
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Built in apps on TV's (smart TV's) are clunky, slow and cumbersome. Smart TV's are really not all they are cracked up to be. You would be better off adding an Apple TV or Roku to get even more "smart' capabilities than what the TV offers. In addition, you will be able to more easily get that sound through and amplifier or surround sound system.

The first thing we do on installs is turn off EVERY smart capability a TV has as they are all pretty worthless. More marketing hoopla than actual usefulness.
6 months ago
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HiTechRednek
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Temple, TX
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Your down speed is fine. However you never know the speed at your source. It will only download as fast as the lowest denominator.
If the other end only does 2mb up you will only get the 2mb down.
The google tv will not make it faster.
Hope this makes sense.
7 months ago
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Z3r00c00L
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NC
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Carval, You selected an excellent TV, but you should use the features of the LG Blu-Ray player and it's internet connection as a primary source into your TV. Keep in mind it is always easier (if not cheaper) to replace the DVD than it is to replace the TV. Smart TVs are nice, but look closer at using the features of the DVD player first.
Good luck.
1 year ago
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pinworld
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Tucson, AZ
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I have a Smart TV already. Would Google TV device give me any advantage at all?

1 year ago
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Carval
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I would say probably not. Being that you already have access to netflix hulu and many others this would be a redundant feature.
8 months ago
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rewcolee
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mentor oh
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It depends on what TV model you own - Google TV provides the functionality of a full web browser, and this feature isn't availble on every Smart TV. App availability can also vary by make and model.

If you haven't already done so, you may wish to consider reposting your question, making sure to include the model number of your current HDTV.
1 year ago
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AaronGS
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Region aerea code ???

I am living in Brazil, may I used it there, is the same region code???
1 year, 1 month ago
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edward
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Yers as long as you are able to recieve internet access you should be good to go :)
1 year ago
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hightechav
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Kalispell, MT
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not sure can't remember if it had it in Portuguese. might have to write to lg . but don't see why not. just the dvd has to me with the American code to watch it
1 year, 1 month ago
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hialeahfrosty
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HowTo Use New 3D bp503 LG Blu-ray Player

I Have an analog tv with adio and vidio inputs how can iI use the BP530 system is there an interface set-up to use , or just bring back to the store and get a blu-ray that will work with the old tv untill i up grade to a new flat screen ?
1 year, 2 months ago
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It would be completely pointless to hook up a blueray player to an analog tv. Take it back and buy a new tv first. Must be a 1080p to get full benefit of a blueray player.
1 year, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
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really it would be more cost effective to buy something that will work with your current tv. They make converters for what you want however they usually run $45 plus dollars. I would recomend you buy a more high end player when you get the flat screen and move the one you bought for temporary use to a bedroom or give to charity.
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