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LG HB966TZW Owner's Manual

LG HB966TZW Owner's Manual

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Network 3D Blu-ray™
Home Theater
Please read this manual carefully before operating
your set and retain it for future reference.
HB966TZW (HB966TZW, SH96TZ-S/C/W, W96)
P/NO : SAC3521350


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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL Network 3D Blu-ray™ Home Theater Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future reference. HB966TZW (HB966TZW, SH96TZ-S/C/W, W96) P/NO : SAC3521350...
  • Page 3 Getting Started Safety Information CAUTION CAUTION: This product employs a Laser System. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK To ensure proper use of this product, please read DO NOT OPEN this owner’s manual carefully and retain it for future CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC reference.
  • Page 4 Getting Started Notes on Copyrights This device is equipped with a portable battery or accumulator. y Because AACS (Advanced Access Content Safety way to remove the battery or the System) is approved as content protection battery from the equipment: Remove the system for BD format, similar to use of CSS old battery or battery pack, follow the steps (Content Scramble System) for DVD format,...
  • Page 5 Getting Started Important Notice for TV colour system The colour system of this player differs according to currently playing discs. For example, when the player plays the disc recorded in the NTSC colour system, the image is output as an NTSC signal. Only the multi system colour TV can receive all signals output from the player.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    – [DISPLAY] Menu Definition) – [LANGUAGE] Menu – About DLNA – [AUDIO] Menu – Certain System Requirements – [LOCK] Menu – LG Remote – [NETWORK] Menu – WOL (Wake On LAN) – [OTHERS] Menu – Regional Code Sound Effect – Compatibility Notes...
  • Page 7 – Notes on Discs – Deleting all the saved stations Important Information Relating to – Improving poor FM reception Network Services Using the Premium Using the LG Apps – Signing in – Managing my Apps Troubleshooting Troubleshooting – General – Network –...
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting Started Introduction Playable Discs and symbols used in this manual Media/Term Logo Symbol Description y Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented. y “Blu-ray 3D” discs and “Blu-ray 3D ONLY” discs. y BD-R/RE discs that are recorded in BDAV format. Blu-Ray y BD-R/RE discs that contain Movie, Music or Photo files.
  • Page 9: About The "7" Symbol Display

    [Mastered] in order to make the discs compatible with the LG players when formatting rewritable discs. When setting the option to Live System, you cannot use it on LG player. (Mastered/Live File System : Disc format system for windows Vista)
  • Page 10: File Compatibility

    Getting Started File compatibility Movie files File File Codec Format Audio Format Subtitle Location Extension “.avi”, “.divx”, DIVX3.xx, DIVX4.xx, Dolby Digital, SubRip (.srt / .txt), SAMI (.smi), “.mpg”, “.mpeg”, DIVX5.xx, DIVX6.xx DTS, MP3, SubStation Alpha (.ssa/.txt), “.mkv”, “.mp4”, (Standard playback WMA, AAC, MicroDVD (.sub/.txt), VobSub Disc,...
  • Page 11: Avchd (Advanced Video Codec High Definition)

    Getting Started Note AVCHD (Advanced Video y The file name is limited to 180 characters. Codec High Definition) y Maximum files/folder: Less than 2 000 y This player can playback AVCHD format discs. (total number of files and folders) These discs are normally recorded and used in y Depending on the size and number of the camcorders.
  • Page 12: Certain System Requirements

    Visit “Apple iTunes” or “Google Apps Marketplace” for detailed information of “LG Remote”. WOL (Wake On LAN) Users can turn on this player using WOL embeded utility on your personal computer or smartphone via your home network.
  • Page 13: Remote Control

    Battery Installation VOL +/-: Adjusts speaker volume. They are also used for [MOVIE], [PHOTO], [MUSIC], [Premium] and OPTICAL: Changes input mode to [LG Apps] menu. optical directly. - B button: Selects mono/ stereo MUTE: Mute the unit. in FM mode.
  • Page 14: Front Panel

    Getting Started Front panel > Caution a 1/! (POWER) Button Precautions in using the touch buttons b Disc Tray y Use the touch buttons with clean and dry c Operation buttons hands. D/!! (PLAY / PAUSE) - In a humid environment, wipe out any I (STOP) moisture on the touch buttons before Y/U (SKIP)
  • Page 15: Rear Panel

    Getting Started Rear panel a AC power cord h VIDEO OUT b Speakers connectors i COMPONENT VIDEO (Y PB PR) OUTPUT (PROGRESSIVE SCAN) c Cooling Fan j Antenna Connector d LAN port k iPod (24 pin) e OPTICAL IN Connect to the furnished iPod cradle. f HDMI IN 1/2 l AUX (L/R) INPUT g HDMI OUT...
  • Page 16: Connecting

    Connecting Assembling the 2. Insert a speaker wire from the bottom of the base. speaker (Front/Rear) Step 2 Preparation Pole Base Bottom of base Screw 3. Attach the speaker to the pole, then secure the connection with a supplied screw. Speaker Step 3 Cable...
  • Page 17 Connecting > Caution 4. Connect the speaker wire to the terminal on the speaker. Be careful that the speaker does not fall down. Make sure the wire marked black goes in to the Otherwise it may result in terminal marked “–” (minus) and the other wire the speaker malfunctioning goes in to the terminal marked “+”...
  • Page 18: Positioning The System

    Connecting > Caution Positioning the system y Be careful to make sure children not to put their hands or any objects into the *speaker The following illustration shows an example of duct. positioning the system. Note that the illustrations *Speaker duct: A hole for plentiful bass in these instructions differ from the actual unit for sound on speaker cabinet (enclosure).
  • Page 19: Connecting The System

    Connecting Connecting the Attaching the rear speakers to the wireless receiver System Connect the rear speakers to the wireless receiver with the speaker cables. Make sure the wire marked black goes in to the Attaching the speakers to the terminal marked “–” (minus) and the other wire player goes in to the terminal marked “+”...
  • Page 20: Wireless Connection

    Connecting Wireless connection When you turn on the player, the wireless connection will be completed automatically. When the connection is completed, you can see the icon ( ) on the display window. LED indicator of wireless receiver LED Color Operation The connection is not Blue (Blink) completed.
  • Page 21: Connecting To Your Tv

    Connecting Connecting to Your TV HDMI Connection If you have a HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it to this player using a HDMI cable (Type A, High Make one of the following connections, depending speed HDMI™ cable with Ethernet). Connect the on the capabilities of your existing equipment.
  • Page 22: What Is Simplink

    4.5 m(15 ft.)). What is SIMPLINK? Some functions of this unit are controlled by the TV’s remote control when this unit and LG TV’s with SIMPLINK are connected through HDMI connection. Controllable functions by LG TV’s remote control;...
  • Page 23: Component Video Connection

    Connecting Component Video Connection Video Connection Connect the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks on the Connect the VIDEO OUT jack on the player to the player to the corresponding input jacks on the TV video in jack on the TV using a video cable. You can using component video cable.
  • Page 24: Resolution Setting

    Connecting Antenna connection Resolution Setting The player provides several output resolutions for HDMI OUT and COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT jacks. Connect the supplied antenna for listening to the You can change the resolution using [Setup] menu. radio. 1. Press HOME (n). 2.
  • Page 25: Connections With External Device

    Connecting Connections with PORT. IN connection external device You can enjoy the sound from your portable audio player through the speakers of this system. Connect the headphones (or line out ) jack of the portable audio player into the PORT. IN socket of AUX Connection this unit.
  • Page 26: Optical In Connection

    Connecting OPTICAL IN connection HDMI IN 1/2 connection You can enjoy the sound from your component You can enjoy the pictures and sound from your with a digital optical connection through the component through this connection. speakers of this system. Connect the HDMI OUT jack of your component Connect the optical output jack of your into the HDMI IN 1 or 2 jack on this unit.
  • Page 27: Connecting To Your Home Network

    Connecting Connecting to your Home Network Broadband service This player can be connected to a local area network (LAN) via the LAN port on the rear panel or the internal wireless module. By connecting the unit to a broadband home network, you have access to services such as software updates, BD-LIVE interactivity and on-line content services.
  • Page 28: Wired Network Setup

    Connecting Note Wired Network Setup If there is no DHCP server on the network and If there is a DHCP server on the local area network you want to set the IP address manually, select (LAN) via wired connection, this player will [Static] then set [IP Address], [Subnet Mask], automatically be allocated an IP address.
  • Page 29: Wireless Network Connection

    Connecting Wireless Network Connection Wireless Network Setup Another connection option is to use an Access Point For the wireless network connection, the player or a wireless router. The network configuration and needs to be set up for network communication. connection method may vary depending on the This adjustment can be done from the [Setup] equipment in use and the network environment.
  • Page 30 Connecting [Manual] – Your access point may not be 2. The [Connection Setting] menu appear on the screen. Use W/S to select [Wireless] and press broadcasting its access point name (SSID). ENTER (b). Check your router settings through your computer and either set your router to 3.
  • Page 31 Connecting Notes on Network Connection: y A DSL modem is required to use DSL service and a cable modem is required to use cable modem y Many network connection problems during service. Depending on the access method of and set up can often be fixed by re-setting the subscriber agreement with your ISP, you may not router or modem.
  • Page 32: Usb Device Connection

    Connecting Note USB device connection y This player supports USB flash drive/ external HDD formatted in FAT16, FAT32 and This player can play movie, music and photo files NTFS when accessing files (music, photo, contained in the USB device. movie). However, for BD-LIVE and Audio CD recording, only FAT16 and FAT32 formats Playback content in the USB are supported.
  • Page 33: System Setting

    System Setting Settings [DISPLAY] Menu TV Aspect Ratio Adjust the Setup Settings Select a TV aspect ratio option according to your TV type. You can change the settings of the player in the [Setup] menu. [4:3 Letter Box] 1. Press HOME (n). Select when a standard 4:3 TV is connected.
  • Page 34 System Setting Resolution HDMI Color Setting Sets the output resolution of the Component and Select the type of output from the HDMI OUT jack. HDMI video signal. Refer to page 24 and 72 for For this setting, please refer to the manuals of your details about the resolution setting.
  • Page 35: [Language] Menu

    System Setting [LANGUAGE] Menu [AUDIO] Menu Display Menu Speaker Setup Select a language for the [Setup] menu and on- To obtain the best possible sound, use the speaker screen display. setup display to specify the volume of the speakers you have connected and their distance from your Disc Menu/Disc Audio/ listening position.
  • Page 36 System Setting HD AV Sync Connect wireless speakers Sometimes Digital TV encounters a delay between When the unit is manufactured, the ID is already picture and sound. If this happens you can set. If interference occurs or you use a new wireless compensate by setting a delay on the sound so unit, an ID should be set again.
  • Page 37: [Lock] Menu

    System Setting [LOCK] Menu DVD Rating Blocks playback of rated DVD based on their The [LOCK] settings affect only CinemaNow movie, content. (Not all discs are rated.) BD and DVD playback. To access the any features in [LOCK] settings, you [Rating 1-8] must enter the 4-digit security code you have Rating one (1) has the most restrictions and...
  • Page 38: [Network] Menu

    This player is a Wi-Fi Direct™ certified device. Wi-Fi Select your area for displaying proper services Direct™ is the technology that devices to connect and contents on the [Premium] and [LG Apps] each other without connecting to an Access point feature.
  • Page 39: [Others] Menu

    System Setting [OTHERS] Menu Initialize [Factory Set] DivX VOD You can reset the player to its original factory ABOUT DIVX VIDEO: DivX® is a digital video format settings. created by DivX, Inc. This is an official DivX Certified® device that plays DivX video. Visit for more [BD Storage Clear] information and software tools to convert your files Initializes the BD contents from the connected...
  • Page 40: Sound Effect

    System Setting Sound Effect [User EQ]: You can adjust the sound by raising or lowering the level of specific frequency. Setting the [User EQ] You can select a suitable sound mode. Press SOUND EFFECT repeatedly until the desired mode appears on the front panel display or the TV screen.
  • Page 41: Operating

    Some DVD-VR discs are made with CPRM screen. data by DVD RECORDER. This unit cannot e [LG Apps] - Displays the [LG Apps] screen. support these kinds of discs. f [Input] - Changes input mode. g [Setup] - Adjusts the system settings.
  • Page 42: Playing Blu-Ray 3D Disc

    Operating Playing Blu-ray 3D disc Enjoying BD-Live™ This player can play the Blu-ray 3D discs which BD-Video supporting BD-Live (BD-ROM version 2 contains separate views for the left and right eyes. Profile 2) that has a network extension function allows you to enjoy more functions such as downloading new movie trailers by connecting this Preparation unit to the internet.
  • Page 43: Playing A File On A Network Server

    Operating Playing a file on a network Entering a network user ID and the password server Depending on your PC’s environment, you may need to enter a network user ID and the password for accessing a shared folder. This player can play movie, music and photo files located in a PC or a DLNA server through your 1.
  • Page 44: Connecting To A Wi-Fi Direct™ Certified Server

    Operating Connecting to a Wi-Fi Direct™ Basic operations for video and certified server audio content To stop playback This player can play movie, music and photo files Press Z (STOP) while playback. located in a Wi-Fi Direct™ certified server. The Wi-Fi Direct™...
  • Page 45: Basic Operations For Photo Content

    Operating Basic operations for photo Resume playback content eroyt To play a slide show The unit records the point where you pressed the Press d (PLAY) to start slide show. Z (STOP) depending on the disc. If “MZ (Resume Stop)” appears on the screen briefly, To stop a slide show press d (PLAY) to resume playback (from the scene Press Z (STOP) while slide show.
  • Page 46: Advanced Playback

    Operating Advanced Playback Repeating a specific portion erot This player can repeat a portion you have selected. Repeat Playback 1. While playback, press REPEAT (h) to select erotu [A-] at the beginning of the portion you wish to repeat. During playback, press REPEAT (h) repeatedly to 2.
  • Page 47: Marker Search

    Operating Marker Search Using the search menu eroy eroy You can start playback from up to nine memorized Using search menu, you can easily to find the point points. where you want to start playback. To enter a marker To search a point 1.
  • Page 48: Changing Content List View

    Operating Changing content list view Viewing content information On the [Movie], [Music] or [Photo] menu, you can The player can display the content information. change the content list view. 1. Select a file using W/S/A/D. 2. Press INFO/DISPLAY (m) to display the option Method 1 menu.
  • Page 49: Last Scene Memory

    Operating Last Scene Memory Options while viewing a photo This unit memorizes the last scene from the last disc You can use various options during viewing a that is viewed. The last scene remains in memory photo in full screen. even if you remove the disc from the unit or switch 1.
  • Page 50: Listening To Music While Slide Show

    Operating On-Screen display Listening to music while slide show You can display and adjust various information and settings about the content. You can display photo files while listening to music files. Displaying content information 1. While viewing a photo in full screen, press INFO/ on-screen DISPLAY (m) to display the option menu.
  • Page 51: Playing From Selected Time

    This function may not work on some disc or Database. titles. y LG is a licensee of Gracenote technology y This function may not work depending on and is not responsible or liable for the file type and ability of the DLNA server.
  • Page 52: Selecting A Subtitle Language

    Operating Selecting a subtitle language Changing the TV Aspect Ratio eroy eroy 1. During playback, press INFO/DISPLAY (m) to You can change the TV aspect ratio setting while display the On-Screen display. playback. 1. During playback, press INFO/DISPLAY (m) to 2.
  • Page 53: Changing The Picture Mode

    Operating Changing the Picture Mode eroy You can change the [Picture mode] option while playback. 1. During playback, press INFO/DISPLAY (m) to display the On-Screen display. 2. Use W/S to select the [Picture Mode] option. 3. Use A/D to select desired option. 4.
  • Page 54: Audio Cd Recording

    This equipment should not be used for such purposes. LG expressly disclaims any responsibility for illegal distribution or use of unauthorized content in commercial purpose.
  • Page 55: Viewing Information From Gracenote Media Database

    Gracenote Media Database. content and content in DLNA servers. If there is no music information from the database, y LG is a licensee of Gracenote technology music titles will not appear on the screen. and is not responsible or liable for...
  • Page 56: Playing The Ipod

    Operating Playing the iPod When you connect the iPod on the HOME menu, the player plays a music automatically. Or a menu for the file type selection will appear. You can enjoy the sound with your iPod. For details about iPod, refer to the iPod’s User Guide. Preparation y To view iPod’s Videos and Photos on the TV screen.
  • Page 57: Enjoying The Ipod In Mode

    Operating Note Enjoying the iPod IN mode y An error message “CHECK” or “Connected You can operate your iPod by using the supplied iPod model is not supported. ” appears when: remote control and controls on your iPod. - your iPod is not available for the function 1.
  • Page 58: Radio Operations

    Operating Radio Operations Deleting a saved station 1. Press PRESET (- / +) to select a preset number you want to delete. Be sure that the antennas are connected. (Refer to the page 24) 2. Press CLEAR, the preset number will blink in the display window.
  • Page 59: Using The Premium

    2. Press HOME (n). 2. Press HOME (n). 3. Select the [Premium] using A/D, and press ENTER (b). 3. Select the [LG Apps] using A/D, and press ENTER (b). 4. Select an on-line service using W/S/A/D, and press ENTER (b).
  • Page 60: Signing In

    Operating Signing in Managing my Apps To use the [LG Apps] feature, you need to sign in You can move or delete an installed application in with your account. the [My Apps] menu. 1. On the [LG Apps] or [My Apps] screen, press red Move an application (R) colored button.
  • Page 61: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting General Symptom Cause & Solution The Power does not turned on. y Plug the power cord into the wall outlet securely. The unit does not start y Insert a playable disc. (Check the disc type, color system, and regional playback.
  • Page 62: Network

    Troubleshooting Network Symptom Cause & Solution BD-LIVE feature does not work. y The connected USB storage may not have enough space. Connect the USB storage with at least 1GB free space. y Ensure that the unit is correctly connected to the local area network and can access the internet (see page 27-31).
  • Page 63: Picture

    You can update the Player using the latest software to enhance the products operation and/or add new features. To obtain the latest software for this player (if updates have been made), please visit http:// or contact LG Electronics customer care center. Open source software notice To obtain the corresponding source code under GPL, LGPL, MPL and other open source licenses, please visit
  • Page 64: Appendix

    Appendix Controlling a TV with Setting up the remote to control your TV the Supplied Remote You can operate your TV with the supplied remote Control control. If your TV is listed in the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer code. You can control your TV using the buttons below.
  • Page 65: Network Software Update

    Appendix Network Software Software Update Update You can update the player using the latest software to enhance the products operation and/or add new features. You can update the software by connecting the unit directly to the software update Network update notification server.
  • Page 66: About Nero Mediahome 4 Essentials

    Transcoding, Remote UI, TV environment. In this case, you can obtain control, Internet services and Apple iTunes the latest software from the authorized LG y This manual explains operations with Electronics Service Center then update your the English version of Nero MediaHome player.
  • Page 67: Sharing Files And Folders

    Appendix Sharing files and folders y Graphics card with at least 32 MB video memory, minimum resolution of 800 x 600 pixels, and 16- On your computer, you must share the folder bit color settings contained movie, music and/or photo content to y Windows®...
  • Page 68: Area Code List

    Appendix Area Code List Choose an area code from this list. Area Code Area Code Area Code Area Code Afghanistan Fiji Monaco Singapore Argentina Finland Mongolia Slovak Republic Australia France Morocco Slovenia Austria Germany Nepal South Africa Belgium Great Britain Netherlands South Korea Bhutan...
  • Page 69: Language Code List

    Appendix Language code List Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: [Disc Audio], [Disc Subtitle] and [Disc Menu]. Language Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Afar 6565 French 7082 Lithuanian 7684 Sindhi 8368 Afrikaans 6570 Frisian...
  • Page 70: Trademarks And Licenses

    Appendix Trademarks and Licenses Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535; 7,392,195; 7,272,567; 7,333,929; 7,212,872 & other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol are registered trademarks,& DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio | Essential and the DTS logos are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
  • Page 71 Appendix You agree that your non-exclusive license to use the Gracenote Data, the Gracenote Software, and Gracenote Servers will terminate if you violate these restrictions. If your license terminates, you agree to cease any and all use of the Gracenote DivX®, DivX Certified®...
  • Page 72: Video Output Resolution

    Appendix Video Output Resolution When the non-copy protected media is playing back Video Out COMPONENT VIDEO OUT HDMI OUT Resolution HDMI connected HDMI disconnected 576i 576p 576i 576p 576p 576p 720p 720p 720p 1080i 1080i 1080i 1080p/24 Hz 1080p / 24 Hz 576i 1080i 1080p / 50 Hz...
  • Page 73: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications General Power requirements Refer to main label on the rear panel. Power consumption Refer to main label on the rear panel. Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 439 X 61 X 284 mm (17.3 X 2.4 X 11.2 inches) Net Weight (Approx.) 3.04 kg (6.7 lbs) Operating temperature...
  • Page 74 Appendix System Laser Semiconductor laser Wavelength 405 nm / 650 nm Signal system Standard PAL/NTSC color TV system Frequency response 20 Hz to 18 kHz (48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz sampling) Harmonic distortion Less than 0.05 % Dynamic range More than 80 dB LAN port Ethernet jack x 1, 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX...
  • Page 75: Maintenance

    Appendix Maintenance Notes on Discs Handling Discs Handling the Unit Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the disc by the edges so that fingerprints do not get on the surface. Never stick paper or tape on the When shipping the unit disc.
  • Page 76: Important Information Relating To Network Services

    Appendix Important Information Relating to Network Services All information, data, documents, communications, downloads, files, text, images, photographs, graphics, videos, webcasts, publications, tools, resources, software, code, programs, applets, widgets, applications, products and other content (“Content”) and all services and offerings (“Services”) provided or made available by or through any third party (each a “Service Provider”) is the sole responsibility of the Service Provider from whom it...

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