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LG BD300 Owner's Manual

LG BD300 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
Model: BD300
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  • Page 1 Network Blu-ray Disc Player Owner’s Manual Model: BD300 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely. FOR THE GUARANTEE TERMS & CONDITIONS, PLEASE REFER TO BACK COVER OF THIS MANUAL. ® is a U.S. registered mark.
  • Page 2 This product is manufactured to comply with EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC. European representative : LG Electronics Service Europe B.V. Veluwezoom 15, 1327 AE Almere, The Netherlands (Tel : +31-036-547-8940) or coloured...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ......5-11 About the Symbol Display ... . .5 Symbols Used in this Manual .
  • Page 4: Notes On Copyrights

    Licensing Corporation. 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; Play, Pause, Scan, Skip, Stop, Power Off, etc.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction To ensure proper use of this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. This manual provides information on the operation and maintenance of your player. Should the unit require service, contact an authorized service cen- tre.
  • Page 6: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Blu-ray Disc - Discs such as movies that can be pur- chased or rented - BD-R/RE discs that contain audio titles, DivX, MP3, WMA, or Photo files. DVD-VIDEO (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Discs such as movies that can be pur- chased or rented DVD-R (8 cm / 12 cm disc) - Video mode and finalized only...
  • Page 7: Bd-Rom Disc Features

    BD-ROM Disc Features BD-ROM Discs can store 25 GB (single layer) or 50 GB (dual layer) on a single sided disc - about 5 to 10 times the capacity of a DVD. BD-ROM Discs also support the highest quality HD video available in the industry (up to 1920 x 1080) - Large capacity means no compromise on video quality.
  • Page 8: Compatibility Notes

    Compatibility Notes Because BD-ROM are a new format, certain disc, digital connection and other compatibility issues are possible. If you experience compatibility prob- lems, please contact an authorized Customer Service Centre. Viewing high-definition content and up-converting standard DVD content may require an HDMI- capable input or HDCP-capable DVI input on your display device.
  • Page 9: Using Usb Device

    Using USB Devices This unit can play the movie, music and photo files contained on the USB device. Inserting/Removing the USB Device USB Flash Drive USB External HDD Inserting the USB device Insert straight-in until it fits into place. Removing the USB device Withdraw the USB device or cable carefully.
  • Page 10: Front Panel

    Front Panel a 1 1 (POWER) Button Switches the unit ON or OFF. b Disc Tray Insert a disc here. c Display Window Shows the current status of the player. d Remote Sensor Point the Remote Control here. e Z (OPEN/CLOSE) Opens or closes the disc tray.
  • Page 11: Remote Control

    Remote Control POWER: Switches the player ON or OFF. TV POWER: Switches the TV ON or OFF. Remote Control Operation Point the Remote Control at the remote sensor and press the buttons. Caution Do not mix old and new batteries. Never mix different types of batteries (standard, alkaline, etc.).
  • Page 12: Installation And Setup

    Installation and Setup Rear Panel a AC IN connector Connect the supplied power cord. b COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y Pb Pr) Connect to a TV with Y Pb Pr inputs. c DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL) Connect to digital (coaxial) audio equipment. d HDMI OUT (Type A) Connect to TV with HDMI inputs.
  • Page 13: Hdmi Connection

    HDMI connection If you have a HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it to this player using a HDMI cable. 1. Connect the HDMI jack on the player to the HDMI jack on a HDMI compatible TV or monitor (H). 2.
  • Page 14: Connections To Your Tv

    Connections to Your TV Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. Tips Depending on your TV and other equipment you wish to connect, there are various ways you could connect the player. Use only one of the connections described below.
  • Page 15: Connecting To An Amplifier

    Connecting to an Amplifier Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. Note: Since many factors affect the type of audio output, see “The unit’s Audio Output Specifications” on page 39 for details. Connecting to an Amplifier via 2 Channel Audio Output Connect the Left and Right 2CH AUDIO OUT jacks on the player to the audio left and right in jacks on...
  • Page 16: Internet Connection

    Internet connection This player can be connected to a local area net- work (LAN) via the LAN port on the rear panel. After making the physical connection the player needs to be set up for network communication. This is done from the [Setup] menu — see “[NETWORK] Menu”...
  • Page 17: Resolution Setting

    Resolution Setting The player provides several output resolutions for HDMI OUT and COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks. You can change the resolution using [Setup] menu or pressing the RESOLUTION button in stop mode. Note: Since several factors affect the resolution of video output, see “Video output according to the Resolution setting”...
  • Page 18: Resolution Setting

    Video output according to the Resolution setting • When the copy unprotected media is playing back Video Output HDMI OUT Resolution Setting 576i 576p 576p 576p 720p 720p 1080i 1080i 1080p / 24Hz Mode 1080p / 24Hz Mode 1080p / 50Hz Mode 1080p / 50Hz Mode •...
  • Page 19: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings By using the Setup menu, you can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound. You can also set a language for the subtitles and the Setup menu, amongst other things. For details on each Setup menu item, see pages 19 to 23. To display and exit the Menu: Press HOME and the Home Menu appears.
  • Page 20: [Language] Menu

    [LANGUAGE] Menu Display Menu Select a language for the Setup menu and on- screen display. Disc Menu / Disc Audio / Disc Subtitle Select the language you prefer for the audio track (disc audio), subtitles, and the disc menu. [Original] – Refers to the original language in which the disc was recorded.
  • Page 21: [Lock] Menu (Parental Control)

    [LOCK] Menu (Parental Control) The [LOCK] settings affect only BD and DVD play- back. Password You can enter or change the password. 1. Select [Password] option on the [LOCK] menu then press B. 2. To create new password, press ENTER when the [New] option is highlighted.
  • Page 22: [Network] Menu

    [NETWORK] Menu The [NETWORK] settings are needed to use the BD Live feature. Some BD-ROM discs may enable you to access special BD-ROM sites, if you connect the player to the Internet. For example, if a BD-ROM site includes content such as links to future movie trailers, you can watch the downloaded on-line content on the player.
  • Page 23: [Others] Menu

    [OTHERS] Menu Skin Changes the background of the initial screen. Java Font Size You can adjust the default text size displayed for the BD-J contents during BD-ROM playback. This setting is only valid when BD-J contents do not set the size of text. Please select a font size bigger than 24 when the player is connected with a HD TV.
  • Page 24: Operations

    Operations General playback features 1. Load your chosen disc in the tray, with the playback side down. 2. Start playback using the HOME menu (see page 9). Buttons Operations OPEN / CLOSE (Z) Opens or closes the disc tray. x (STOP) Stops the playback.
  • Page 25 General playback features (Continued) Buttons Operations TITLE/POPUP If the current DVD or BD-ROM disc has a menu, the Title menu or Popup menu appears on the screen. Depending on the disc, the menu may not be available. DISC MENU The menu appears on the screen. Depending on the disc, the menu may not be available.
  • Page 26: If A Disc Menu Screen Is Displayed

    If a disc menu screen is displayed AVCHD The menu screen may be displayed after first loading a disc which contains a menu. Use b / B / v / V buttons to select the title/chapter you want to view, then press ENTER to start play- back.
  • Page 27: Displaying Disc Information On-Screen

    Displaying Disc Information On-Screen AVCHD DivX You can display various information about the disc loaded on-screen. 1. Press DISPLAY to show various playback infor- mation. The items displayed differ depending on the disc type or playing status. 2. During BD-ROM or DVD playback, you can select an item by pressing v / V and change or select the setting by pressing b / B.
  • Page 28: Enjoying Bd-Live™ Or Bonus View™ In Bd-Video

    Enjoying BD-LIVE™ or BONUS VIEW™ in BD-Video This unit allows you to enjoy functions such as pic- ture-in-picture, secondary audio and Virtual pack- ages, etc., with BD-Video supporting BONUSVIEW (BD-ROM version 2 Profile 1 version 1.1/ Final Standard Profile). In addition to the BONUSVIEW function, BD-Video supporting BD-Live (BD-ROM version 2 Profile 2) that has a network extension function allows you to enjoy more functions such as...
  • Page 29: Playing A Divx Movie File

    Playing a DivX Movie File The player can play DivX files. Before playing DivX files, read “DivX file requirement” on right. 1. Insert a disc containing DivX files, or connect the USB Device containing DivX files. 2. Press HOME and Home Menu appears. 3.
  • Page 30: Playing A Dvd Vr Format Disc

    Playing a DVD VR Format Disc This unit will play DVD-RW disc that is recorded using the Video Recording (VR) format. 1. Insert a disc and close the tray. The [MOVIE] menu appears on the TV screen 2. Press v / V to select a title then press N (PLAY) and playback starts.
  • Page 31: Playing An Audio Cd Or Mp3/Wma Files

    Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA files The player can play Audio CDs and MP3/WMA files. Before playing MP3/WMA files, read “MP3/WMA audio file requirement” on right. 1. Insert Audio CD or a disc containing MP3/WMA files, or connect the USB Device containing MP3/WMA files 2.
  • Page 32: Viewing A Photo File

    Viewing a Photo file This unit can play a photo files. Before playing photo recordings, read “Photo file requirement” below. 1. Insert a disc containing photo files, or connect the USB Device containing photo files. 2. Press HOME and Home Menu appears. 3.
  • Page 33: Reference

    Reference Controlling a TV with the Supplied Universal Remote Control You can control the volume, input source, and power state of your TV with the supplied Universal Remote Control. If your TV is listed in the table on pages 34-35, set the appropriate manufacturer code.
  • Page 34: Code Numbers Of Controllable Tvs

    Code numbers of controllable TVs If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at a time until you find the one that works with your TV. BRANDS CODES ADMIRAL 137 204 ADYSON 159 219 AKAI 009 010 108 132 133 135 139 140 156 174 175 AKURA...
  • Page 35 BRANDS CODES MERRIT METZ 047 092 097 098 100 101 108 204 207 254 MITSUBISHI 075 076 077 097 113 204 222 224 MIVAR 044 042 159 235 MNARTT 086 109 134 MULTITECH 136 159 171 185 MURPHY NAONIS NECKERMANN 037 059 060 092 098 100 101 108 109 113 115 118...
  • Page 36: Language Codes

    Language Codes Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code Language Abkhazian 6566 Fiji Afar 6565 Finnish Afrikaans 6570 French Albanian 8381 Frisian Ameharic 6577 Galician Arabic 6582 Georgian Armenian...
  • Page 37: Troubleshooting

    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 or contact LG Electronics customer care centre. Possible Cause •...
  • Page 38: Specifications

    Specifications General Power requirements: Power consumption: Dimensions (W x H x D): Net Weight (Approx.): Operating temperature: Operating humidity: Outputs VIDEO OUT: COMPONENT VIDEO OUT: HDMI OUT (video/audio): ANALOGUE AUDIO OUT: DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL): System Laser: Signal system: Frequency response: Signal-to-noise ratio: Harmonic distortion:...
  • Page 39: This Unit's Audio Output Specifications

    The unit’s Audio Output Specifications Jack/ Analogue Setting Output Stereo Source Format Stereo Dolby Digital PCM 2ch PCM 2ch Dolby Digital Plus PCM 2ch PCM 2ch Dolby TrueHD PCM 2ch PCM 2ch PCM 2ch PCM 2ch DTS-HD PCM 2ch PCM 2ch Linear PCM 2ch PCM 2ch PCM 2ch...
  • Page 40: Open Source Software Notice

    LG Electronics at: This offer is valid for a period of three(3) years from the date of the distribution of this product by LG Electronics.
  • Page 41 2. The dealer (or his service agent) who sold the product will be reimbursed for any labour provided in the repair of this LG equipment, for a period of 12 months from the original date of purchase. These claims must be made in accordance with the published scale of service charges and relevant claims procedure.

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