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LG BP420 Owner's Manual

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Network 3D
Blu-ray Disc™ / DVD Player
Please read this manual carefully before operating
your set and retain it for future reference.
P/NO : SAC35454206



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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL Network 3D Blu-ray Disc™ / DVD Player Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future reference. BP420/BP420N P/NO : SAC35454206...
  • Page 2 Getting Started Safety Information CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. This lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous...
  • Page 3 This device is equipped with a portable battery or accumulator. Safety way to remove the battery or the battery from the equipment: Remove the old battery or battery pack, follow the steps in reverse order than the assembly. To prevent contamination of the environment and bring on possible threat to human and animal health, the old battery or the battery put it in the appropriate...
  • Page 4: Notes On Copyrights

    Getting Started LG Electronics hereby declares that this/ these product(s) is/are in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 2004/108/EC, 2006/95/EC and 2009/125/EC. European Standards Centre: Krijgsman 1, 1186 DM Amstelveen, The Netherlands y Please note that this is NOT a Customer Service contact point.
  • Page 5 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

    – Playing from selected time – Selecting a subtitle language – Hearing a different audio – Watching from a different angle – Changing the TV Aspect Ratio – Changing subtitle code page – Changing the Picture Mode Using the Premium Using the LG Apps...
  • Page 7 – Signing in – Managing my Apps Troubleshooting Troubleshooting – General – Network – Picture – Customer Support – Open source software notice Appendix Controlling a TV with the Supplied Remote Control – Setting up the remote to control your Network Software Update –...
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting Started Introduction Playable Discs and symbols used in this manual Media/Term Logo Blu-ray DVD-ROM DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R DVD+RW (8 cm, 12 cm) DVD-RW (VR) (8 cm, 12 cm) Audio CD (8 cm, 12 cm) CD-R/RW (8 cm, 12 cm) Note –...
  • Page 9: About The "7" Symbol Display

    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) Getting Started About the “7” Symbol Display “7”...
  • Page 10: File Requirement

    Getting Started File requirement Movie files File File Location Extension “.avi”, “.divx”, “.mpg”, “.mpeg”, “.mkv”, “.mp4”, Disc, “.asf”, “.wmv”, “.m4v” (DRM free), “.vob”, “.3gp” “.avi”, “.divx”, “.mpg”, “.mpeg”, “.mkv”, “.mp4”, DLNA “.asf”, “.wmv”, “.m4v” (DRM free) Music files File File Location Extension “.mp3”, “.wma”,...
  • Page 11: Avchd (Advanced Video Codec High Definition)

    Note y The file name is limited to 180 characters. y Maximum files/Folder: Less than 2000 (total number of files and folders) y Depending on the size and number of the files, it may take several minutes to read the contents on the media.
  • Page 12: About Dlna

    Getting Started About DLNA This Player is a DLNA Certified digital media player that can display and play movie, photo and music content from your DLNA-compatible digital media server (PC and Consumer Electronics). The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a cross-industry organization of consumer electronics, computing industry and mobile device companies.
  • Page 13: Remote Control

    Coloured (R, G, Y, B) buttons: Use to navigate BD-ROM menus. They are also used for [MOVIE], [PHOTO], [MUSIC], [Premium] and [LG Apps] menu. ?: This button is not available. AUDIO: Selects an audio language or audio channel. TV Control Buttons: See page...
  • Page 14: Front Panel

    Getting Started Front panel a Disc Tray b Display Window c Remote Sensor d B (OPEN/CLOSE) e N (PLAY / PAUSE) Rear panel a AC power cord b LAN port c DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) f Z (STOP) g USB Port h 1 (POWER) d HDMI OUT e VIDEO OUT...
  • Page 15: Connecting

    Connecting to Your TV Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. y HDMI connection (page 15) y Video connection (page 16) Note y Depending on your TV and other equipment you wish to connect, there are various ways you could connect the player.
  • Page 16: What Is Simplink

    4.5 m). 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 17: Resolution Setting

    Resolution Setting The player provides several output resolutions for HDMI OUT jack. You can change the resolution using [Setup] menu. 1. Press HOME (n). 2. Use A/D to select the [Setup] and press ENTER (b). The [Setup] menu appears. 3. Use W/S to select [DISPLAY] option then press D to move to the second level.
  • Page 18: Connecting To An Amplifier

    Connecting Connecting to an Amplifier Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. y HDMI Audio connection (page 18) y Digital Audio connection (page 19) y 2CH Analog Audio connection (page 19) Since many factors affect the type of audio output, see “Audio Output Specifications”...
  • Page 19: Channel Audio Output

    Connecting to an Amplifier via Digital Audio Output Connect the player’s DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack to the corresponding in jack (OPTICAL) on your amplifier using an optional digital audio cable. Rear of the unit Optical cable Receiver/Amplifier You will need to activate the player’s digital output. (See “[AUDIO] Menu”...
  • Page 20: Connecting To Your Home Network

    Connecting Connecting to your Home Network This player can be connected to a local area network (LAN) via the LAN port on the rear panel. 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 21 1. Select [Connection Setting] option in the [Setup] menu then press ENTER (b). 2. Read the preparations for the network settings and then press ENTER (b) while [Start] is highlighted. Network will automatically be connected to the unit. Connecting Advanced Setting If you want to set the network settings manually, use W/S to select [Advanced Setting] on the [Network Setting] menu and press ENTER (b).
  • Page 22 Connecting Notes on Network Connection: y Many network connection problems during set up can often be fixed by re-setting the router or modem. After connecting the player to the home network, quickly power off and/ or disconnect the power cable of the home network router or cable modem.
  • Page 23: Usb Device Connection

    USB device connection This player can play movie, music and photo files contained in the USB device. Playback content in the USB device 1. Insert a USB device to the USB port until it fits into place. When you connect the USB device on the HOME menu, the player plays a music file contained in the USB storage device automatically.
  • Page 24: System Setting

    System Setting Settings Initial Setup When you turn on the unit for the first time, the initial setup wizard appears on the screen. Set the display language and network settings on the initial setup wizard. 1. Press 1 (POWER). The initial setup wizard appears on the screen. 2.
  • Page 25: Adjust The Setup Settings

    Adjust the Setup Settings You can change the settings of the player in the [Setup] menu. 1. Press HOME (n). 2. Use A/D to select the [Setup] and press ENTER (b). The [Setup] menu appears. 3. Use W/S to select the first setup option, and press D to move to the second level.
  • Page 26 System Setting Resolution Sets the output resolution of the HDMI video signal. Refer to page 17 for details about the resolution setting. [Auto] If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to TVs providing display information (EDID), automatically selects the resolution best suited to the connected TV.
  • Page 27: [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 28: Sampling Freq

    System Setting Sampling Freq. (Digital Audio Output) [192 kHz] Select this if your A/V Receiver or Amplifier is capable of handling 192 kHz signals. [96 kHz] Select this if your A/V Receiver or Amplifier is not capable of handling 192 kHz signals. When this choice is made, this unit automatically converts any 192 kHz signals to 96 kHz so your system can decode them.
  • Page 29: Area Code

    [LOCK] Menu The [LOCK] settings affect only BD-ROM and DVD playback. To access the any features in [LOCK] settings, you must enter the 4-digit security code you have created. If you have not entered a password yet, you are prompted to do so. Enter a 4-digit password twice, and press ENTER (b) to create a new password.
  • Page 30: [Network] Menu

    Internet access is prohibited for all BD-Live contents. Premium/LG Apps [Country Setting] Select your area for displaying proper services and contents on the [Premium] and [LG Apps] feature. Device Name You can make a network name using virtual keyboard. This player will be recognised by the name you are entering on your home network.
  • Page 31: Auto Power Off

    Network Play This function allows you to control the playback of media streamed from DLNA media server by a DLNA certified smartphone. Most DLNA certified smartphone has a function to control the playback media on your home network. Set this option to [On] for allowing your smartphone to control this unit.
  • Page 32: Operating

    [Music] - Plays audio contents. [Premium] - Displays the Premium Home screen. e [LG Apps] - Displays the [LG Apps] screen. f [Setup] - Adjusts the system settings. [Search] - Searching an on-line content by inputting a keyword on the search menu.
  • Page 33: Playing Blu-Ray 3D Disc

    Playing Blu-ray 3D disc This player can play the Blu-ray 3D discs which contains separate views for the left and right eyes. Preparation In order to playback Blu-ray 3D title in stereoscopic 3D mode, you need to: y Check your TV is 3D capable and has HDMI input(s).
  • Page 34: Playing A File On A Network Server

    Operating Playing a file on a network server This player can play video, audio and photo files located in a DLNA server through your home network. 1. Check the network connection and settings (pagepage 20). 2. Press HOME (n). 3. Select [Movie], [Photo] or [Music] using A/D, and press ENTER (b).
  • Page 35: Basic Operations For Photo Content

    Basic operations for photo content To play a slide show Press d (PLAY) to start slide show. To stop a slide show Press Z (STOP) while slide show. To pause a slide show Press M (PAUSE) while slide show. Press d (PLAY) to re-start the slide show. To skip to the next/previous photo While viewing a photo in full screen, press A or D to go to the previous or next photo.
  • Page 36: Advanced Playback

    Operating Advanced Playback Repeat Playback erotu During playback, press REPEAT (h) repeatedly to select a desired repeat mode. Blu-ray Disc / DVD / Movie files jA- – Selected portion will be repeated continually. jChapter – The current chapter will be played back repeatedly.
  • Page 37: Changing Content List View

    Changing content list view On the [Movie], [Music] or [Photo] menu, you can change the content list view. Method 1 Press red (R) coloured button repeatedly. Method 2 1. On the content list, press INFO/MENU (m) to display the option menu. 2.
  • Page 38: Options While Viewing A Photo

    Operating Options while viewing a photo You can use various options during viewing a photo in full screen. 1. While viewing a photo in full screen, press INFO/ MENU (m) to display the option menu. 2. Select an option using W/S. a Current photo/Total number of photos –...
  • Page 39: On-Screen Display

    On-Screen display You can display and adjust various information and settings about the content. Displaying content information on-screen eroy 1. While playback, press INFO/MENU (m) to show various playback information. a Title – current title number/total number of titles b Chapter – current chapter number/total number of chapters c Time –...
  • Page 40: Playing From Selected Time

    Operating Playing from selected time eroy 1. Press INFO/MENU (m) during playback. The time search box shows the elapsed playing time. 2. Select the [Time] option and then input the required start time in hours, minutes, and seconds from left to right. For example, to find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 20 seconds, enter “21020”.
  • Page 41: Changing The Tv Aspect Ratio

    Changing the TV Aspect Ratio You can change the TV aspect ratio setting while playback. 1. During playback, press INFO/MENU (m) to display the On-Screen display. 2. Use W/S to select the [TV Aspect Ratio] option. 3. Use A/D to select desired option. 4.
  • Page 42: Using The Premium

    1. Check the network connection and settings (page 20). 2. Press HOME (n). 3. Select the [LG Apps] using A/D, and press ENTER (b). 4. Select a category using A/D, and press ENTER (b). 5. Use W/S/A/D to select an application, and press ENTER (b) to display the information.
  • Page 43: Signing In

    Signing in To use the [LG Apps] feature, you need to sign in with your account. 1. On the [LG Apps] or [My Apps] screen, press red (R) colored button. 2. Fill the [ID] and [Password] field using the virtual keyboard.
  • Page 44: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting General Symptom The Power does not turned on. The unit does not start playback. The angle cannot be changed. Cannot play movie, photo or music files. The remote control does not work properly. The unit is plugged in, but the power will not turn on or off.
  • Page 45: Network

    Network Symptom BD-Live feature does not work. Streaming video services (such as YouTube™, etc.) are often stopped or “buffer” during playback. Media servers are not displayed on the device list. Cause & Solution y The connected USB storage may not have enough space. Connect the USB storage with at least 1GB free space.
  • Page 46: 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 or contact LG Electronics customer care centre. Open source software notice To obtain the corresponding source code under GPL, LGPL and other open source licenses, please visit
  • Page 47: Appendix

    Controlling a TV with the Supplied Remote Control You can control your TV using the buttons below. By pressing You can 1 (TV POWER) Turn the TV on or off. Switch the TV’s input source AV/INPUT between the TV and other input sources.
  • Page 48: Network Software Update

    Appendix Network Software Update Network update notification From time to time, performance improvements and/or additional features or services may be made available to units that are connected to a broadband home network. If there is new software available and the unit is connected to a broadband home network, the player will inform you about the update as follows.
  • Page 49: Customer Support

    The Software Update function may not work properly depending on your internet environment. In this case, you can obtain the latest software from the authorized LG Electronics Service Centre then update your player. Refer to “Customer Support” on page 46.
  • Page 50: About Nero Mediahome 4 Essentials

    Internet services and Apple iTunes y The supplied Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials software can be downloaded at http://www. Find the download link on the web page of this product. y This manual explains operations with the English version of Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials as examples.
  • Page 51: Sharing Files And Folders

    9. If you want to take part in the anonymous collection of data, select the check box and click the [Next] button. 10. Click the [Exit] button to complete the installation. Mac OS X 1. Start up your computer, and insert the supplied CD-ROM disc into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 52: Area Code List

    Appendix Area Code List Choose an area code from this list. Area Code Area Afghanistan Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Bhutan Bolivia Brazil Cambodia Canada Chile China Colombia Congo Costa Rica Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Ethiopia Code Area Fiji Monaco Mongolia...
  • Page 53: Language Code List

    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 Afar 6565 French Afrikaans 6570 Frisian Albanian 8381 Galician Amharic 6577 Georgian Arabic 6582 German Armenian 7289...
  • Page 54: Trademarks And Licenses

    Appendix Trademarks and Licenses Blu-ray Disc™, Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, BD-Live™, BONUSVIEW™ and the logos are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association. “DVD Logo” is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation. Java is a trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United...
  • Page 55: Cinavia Notice

    Appendix Cinavia Notice This product uses Cinavia technology to limit the use of unauthorized copies of some commercially- produced film and videos and their soundtracks. When a prohibited use of an unauthorized copy is detected, a message will be displayed and playback or copying will be interrupted.
  • Page 56: Audio Output Specifications

    Appendix Audio Output Specifications Jack/Setting Analog Source 2CH Output Dolby Digital PCM 2ch Dolby Digital Plus PCM 2ch Dolby TrueHD PCM 2ch PCM 2ch DTS-HD PCM 2ch Linear PCM 2ch PCM 2ch Linear PCM 5.1ch PCM 2ch Linear PCM 7.1ch PCM 2ch Jack/Setting Source...
  • Page 57 y The audio is outputted as PCM 48 kHz/16 bit for MP3/WMA file and PCM 44.1kHz/16 bit for Audio CD while playback. y You must select a digital audio output and a maximum sampling frequency that your Amplifier (or AV receiver) accepts using [Digital Output] and [Sampling Freq.] options on the [Setup] menu (see page 27).
  • Page 58: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (W x H x D) Net Weight (Approx.) Operating temperature Operating humidity Outputs VIDEO OUT HDMI OUT (video/audio) 2CH AUDIO OUT DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) System Laser wavelength Signal system Frequency response Signal-to-noise ratio Harmonic distortion Dynamic range...
  • Page 59: Maintenance

    Maintenance Handling the Unit When shipping the unit Please save the original shipping carton and packing materials. If you need to ship the unit, for maximum protection, re-pack the unit as it was originally packed at the factory. Cleaning the unit To clean the player, use a soft, dry cloth.
  • Page 60: 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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