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LG BH9431PW Owner's Manual

Smart 3d blu-ray home theater system
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Smart 3D Blu-ray™

Home Theater System

Please read this manual carefully before operating
your set and retain it for future reference.
BH9430PW (BH9430PW, S93T1-S/C/W, S93B1-S, T2, W3-4)
BH9431PW (BH9431PW, S93T3-S/C, S93T1-W, S93B3-S, T2, W3-4)
P/NO : SAC35693704



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  • Page 1: Home Theater System

    OWNER’S MANUAL Smart 3D Blu-ray™ Home Theater System Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future reference. BH9430PW (BH9430PW, S93T1-S/C/W, S93B1-S, T2, W3-4) BH9431PW (BH9431PW, S93T3-S/C, S93T1-W, S93B3-S, T2, W3-4) P/NO : SAC35693704...
  • Page 3 Responsible Party : (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, LG Electronics USA, Inc.1000 Sylvan Avenue Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause TEL. : +1-800-243-0000 undesired operation.
  • Page 4 Getting Started > Caution Notes on copyrights y Watching a 3D content for a long period y Because AACS (Advanced Access Content time may cause dizziness or tiredness. System) is approved as content protection y It is not recommended to watch a movie system for Blu-ray Disc format, similar to use of in 3D mode for infirm, child and pregnant CSS (Content Scramble System) for DVD format,...
  • Page 5: Important Safety

    Getting Started IMPORTANT SAFETY 14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has INSTRUCTIONS been damaged in any way, such as power- supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been 1. Read these instructions. spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or 2.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents System Setting Initial Setup Settings – Adjust the setup settings Getting Started – [NETWORK] menu – [DISPLAY] menu Safety Information – [LANGUAGE] menu Introduction – [AUDIO] menu – Playable discs and symbols used in –...
  • Page 7 – Improving poor FM reception Trademarks and Licenses Using an USB keyboard or mouse Specifications Using the Premium Maintenance Using the LG Smart World – Handling the unit – Signing in – Notes on discs – Searching online content Important Information relating to 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 Video, Audio 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: Remote Control

    Getting Started Remote Control ENTER (b): Acknowledges menu • • • • • • a • • • • • • selection. 1 (POWER): Switches the player BACK ( ): Exits the menu or ON or OFF. returns to the previous screen. B (OPEN/CLOSE): Ejects a disc.
  • Page 11: Front Panel

    Getting Started Front Panel > Caution a Disc Slot Precautions in using the touch buttons b Operation buttons R (OPEN/CLOSE) y Use the touch buttons with clean and dry T (PLAY / PAUSE) hands. I (STOP) - In a humid environment, wipe out any F (Function) moisture on the touch buttons before Changes the input source or function.
  • Page 12: Positioning The System

    Getting Started > 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 13: Speaker Connection

    Getting Started Speaker Connection Attaching the rear speakers to the wireless receiver Connect the rear speakers to the wireless receiver Attaching the speakers to the with the speaker cords. player Use matching color label for corresponding speakers. When connecting speaker cords to the 1.
  • Page 14: Wireless Speakers Connection

    Getting Started Note Wireless speakers y Do not insert other than the Wireless TX connection dedicated for this unit into the WIRELESS connector. This unit might be damaged or it may not be removed easily. 1. Insert the Wireless TX till the marked line into y If there is a strong electromagnetic wave the WIRELESS connector on the rear of the unit.
  • Page 15: Connecting

    Connecting Connecting to your TV Additional information for HDMI y When you connect a HDMI or DVI compatible If you have a HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect device make sure of the following: it to this player using a HDMI cable (Type A, High - Try switching off the HDMI/DVI device and Speed HDMI™...
  • Page 16: What Is Simplink

    [Settings] menu. Some functions of this unit are controlled by the 1. Press HOME ( ). TV’s remote control when this unit and LG TV’s with SIMPLINK are connected through HDMI connection. 2. Use A/D to select the [Settings] and press ENTER (b).
  • Page 17: Antenna Connection

    Connecting Note Antenna connection y If your TV does not accept the resolution you have set on the player, you can set Connect the supplied antenna for listening to the resolution to 480p as follows: radio. 1. Press HOME ( ) to disappear the HOME menu.
  • Page 18: Connections With External Device

    Connecting Connections with OPTICAL IN connection external device You can enjoy the sound from your component with a digital optical connection through the speakers of this system. Connect the optical output jack of your component AUX Connection into the OPTICAL IN jack on the unit. And then select the [OPTICAL] option by pressing FUNCTION.
  • Page 19: Hdmi In 1/2 Connection

    Connecting HDMI IN 1/2 connection You can enjoy the pictures and sound from your component through this connection. Connect the HDMI OUT jack of your component into the HDMI IN 1 or 2 jack on this unit. And then select the [HDMI IN 1/2] option by pressing FUNCTION.
  • Page 20: Connecting To Your Home Network

    Connecting Connecting to your Broadband Home Network 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 Router network, you have access to services such as software updates, BD-Live interactivity and online...
  • Page 21: Wired Network Setup

    Connecting Wired network setup Advanced Setting If you want to set the network settings manually, If there is a DHCP server on the local area network use W/S to select [Advanced Setting] on the (LAN) via wired connection, this player will [Network Setting] menu and press ENTER (b).
  • Page 22: Wireless Network Connection

    Connecting Wireless network connection Preparation Another connection option is to use an Access Point Before setting the wireless network, you need or a wireless router. The network configuration and connection method may vary depending on the - connect the broadband internet to the equipment in use and the network environment.
  • Page 23: Advanced Setting

    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). 1. Use W/S to select [Wireless] and press ENTER (b). Note y WEP security mode generally have 4 keys available on an access point setting.
  • Page 24: Notes On Network Connection

    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 25: System Setting

    System Setting Initial Setup 5. Use W/S/A/D to select the IP mode between [Dynamic] and [Static]. Normally, select [Dynamic] to allocate an IP When you turn on the unit for the first time, the address automatically. initial setup wizard appears on the screen. Set the display language and network settings on the initial setup wizard.
  • Page 26: Settings

    System Setting Settings 9. Press ENTER (b) to verify the test tone signals of the speakers. Adjust the setup settings You can change the settings of the player in the [Settings] menu. 1. Press HOME ( ). After verifying the test tone signals, press ENTER (b) while [Stop] is highlighted.
  • Page 27: [Network] Menu

    System Setting [NETWORK] menu Smart Service Setting The [NETWORK] settings are needed to use the [Country Setting] software update, BD-Live and online content Select your area for displaying proper online services. content service. Connection Setting [Initialize] If your home network environment is ready to y [Deactivate Netflix] connect the player, the player needs to be set the Deactivates your player.
  • Page 28: [Display] Menu

    System Setting Note Resolution y This unit and the DLNA Certified Sets the output resolution of the HDMI video signal. Smartphone must be connected to the Refer to page 16 for details about the resolution same network. setting. y To use the [Network Play] function using a [Auto] DLNA certified smartphone, press HOME ( ) to display the home menu before...
  • Page 29: [Language] Menu

    System Setting 1080p Display Mode [LANGUAGE] menu When the resolution is set to 1080p, select Display Menu [24 Hz] for smooth presentation of film material (1080p/24 Hz) with a HDMI-equipped display Select a language for the [Settings] menu and on- compatible with 1080p/24 Hz input.
  • Page 30: [Audio] Menu

    System Setting [AUDIO] menu DRC (Dynamic Range Control) This function allows you to listen to a movie at a Each disc has a variety of audio output options. Set lower volume without losing clarity of sound. the player’s Audio options according to the type of audio system you use.
  • Page 31: [Lock] Menu

    System Setting Connect wireless speakers HD AV Sync When the unit is manufactured, the ID is already Sometimes Digital TV encounters a delay between set. If interference occurs or you use a new wireless picture and sound. If this happens you can unit, an ID should be set again.
  • Page 32: [Others] Menu

    System Setting Note If you forget your password y The [Blu-ray Disc Rating] will be applied If you forget your password, you can clear it using only for the Blu-ray disc that containing the the following steps: Advanced Rating Control. 1.
  • Page 33: Auto Power Off

    (page 67). SIMPLINK / ARC - The SIMPLINK function allows you to control this unit with LG TV’s remote control. - The ARC function enables an HDMI capable TV Press W to move and press A/D to select [On] or to send the audio stream to HDMI OUT of this [Off ].
  • Page 34: Operating

    Operating Sound Effect 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. The displayed items for the equalizer maybe different depending on sound sources and effects.
  • Page 35: Home Menu Display

    [Smart Share] - Displays Smart Share menu. b [Premium] - Displays the Premium home screen. (page 58) c [LG Smart World] - Displays LG Apps titles provided to the unit. (page 59) d [My Apps] - Displays the [My Apps] screen.
  • Page 36: Playing The Linked Devices

    Operating Playing the Linked Playing Blu-ray 3D disc Devices This player can play the Blu-ray 3D disc which contains separate views for the left and right eyes. Playing a disc Preparation erot In order to playback Blu-ray 3D title in 1.
  • Page 37: Playing A File On Disc/Usb Device

    Operating Playing a file on disc/USB Notes on USB device device y This player supports USB flash drive/external HDD formatted in FAT32 and NTFS when accessing files (music, photo, movie). However, for BD-Live and Audio CD recording, use the USB This player can play video, audio and photo files flash drive / external HDD formatted in FAT32.
  • Page 38: Playing A File On A Network Server

    Operating Note Playing a file on a network y The file requirements are described on page server y The thumbnail of the unplayable files can be displayed, but those cannot be played This player can play video, audio and photo files on this player.
  • Page 39: Using Home Network Server For Pc

    Operating Using Home Network MAC OS X 1. Start up your computer, and insert the supplied Server for PC CD-ROM disc into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance, 2. Browse the CD-ROM drive and open the “MediaHome_4_Essentials_MAC”...
  • Page 40: About Nero Mediahome 4 Essentials

    Operating About Nero MediaHome 4 System requirements Essentials Windows PC Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials is a software for y Windows® XP (Service Pack 2 or higher), Windows sharing video, audio and photo files stored on your Vista® (no Service Pack required), Windows® 7 computer to this unit as a DLNA-compatible digital (no Service Pack required), Windows®...
  • Page 41: General Playback

    Operating General Playback Basic operations for photo content To play a slide show Basic operations for video and audio content Press d (PLAY) to start slide show. To stop a slide show To stop playback Press Z (STOP) while slide show. Press Z (STOP) during playback.
  • Page 42: Resume Playback

    Operating Resume playback Last scene memory eroyt This unit memorizes the last scene from the last disc that is viewed. The last scene remains in memory The unit records the point where you pressed the even if you remove the disc from the unit or switch Z (STOP) depending on the disc.
  • Page 43: On-Screen Display

    Operating On-Screen Display Displaying content information on- screen eroy You can display and adjust various information and settings about the content. 1. During playback, press INFO/MENU (m). 2. Select an [Option] using A/D, and press To control video playback ENTER (b). eroy You can control playback and set options while watching videos.
  • Page 44: To Control Photo View

    To use the [Movie Information] option, the player must be connected to the broadband internet for accessing the Gracenote Media Database. y LG is a licensee of Gracenote technology and is not responsible or liable for information from the Gracenote Media Database.
  • Page 45: Advanced Playback

    Operating Advanced Playback Repeating a specific portion eroty This player can repeat a portion you have selected. Repeat playback 1. During playback, press REPEAT (h) to select erotu [A-B] and press ENTER (b) at the beginning of the portion you wish to repeat. 2.
  • Page 46: Selecting A Subtitle Language

    Operating Selecting a subtitle language Watching from a different angle eroy 1. During playback, press INFO/MENU (m). 2. Select an [Option] using A/D, and press If the disc contains scenes recorded at different ENTER (b) camera angles, you can change to a different camera angle during playback.
  • Page 47: Changing Subtitle Code Page

    Operating Changing subtitle Code Page Setting the [User setting] option 1. During playback, press INFO/MENU (m). 2. Select an [Option] using A/D, and press If the subtitle is displayed in broken letter, you can ENTER (b) change the subtitle code page to view the subtitle 4.
  • Page 48: Changing Content List View

    Operating Changing content list view Selecting a subtitle file On the [Smart Share] menu, you can change the If the subtitle file name is different from the video content list view. file name, you need to select the subtitle file on the [Movie] menu before playing the movie.
  • Page 49: Listening To Music During Slide Show

    Operating Listening to music during slide Converting 2D content to 3D show eroy This function allows you to convert 2D content to 3D. You can adjust 3D’s depth and distance on the You can display photo files while listening to audio [3D] option while playing back.
  • Page 50: Advanced Features

    Operating Advanced Features If you want to rescan available Wi-Fi Direct™ device, Select the [Refresh List] and press ENTER (b). To select a server from the device list, files or Wi-Fi Direct™ folders must be shared by DLNA server from the connected Wi-Fi Direct™...
  • Page 51: Enjoying Miracast

    Operating Enjoying Miracast™ Enjoying BD-Live™ You can mirror Miracast certified device’s screen and sound onto TV screen through your player BD-ROM supporting BD-Live that has a network wirelessly. extension function allows you to enjoy more On Miracast™ certified device functions such as downloading new movie trailers 1.
  • Page 52: Audio Cd Recording

    - The recording is saved as a file in “EXT_REC” criminal offense. This equipment should not be folder. used for such purposes. LG expressly disclaims any responsibility for illegal distribution or use of unauthorized content in commercial purpose.
  • Page 53: Lg Tag On

    Operating LG Tag On Private Sound Mode LG Tag On allows you to install and open “LG AV By downloading “LG AV Remote” application on Remote” app to NFC-enabled phone. your smart phone or tablet, you can connect your headsets, and enjoy the sound from your player on 1.
  • Page 54: Viewing Information From Gracenote Media Database

    This function is not available for on-line content and content in DLNA servers. Music file y LG is a licensee of Gracenote technology Select a music file using W/S/A/D and press and is not responsible or liable for INFO/MENU (m) or MUSIC ID.
  • Page 55: Playing The Ipod

    Operating Playing the iPod You can enjoy the sound with your iPod. For details about iPod, refer to the iPod’s User Guide. Preparation Press REPEAT (h) to select a desired repeat Before connecting the iPod, turn this unit off and mode :Track (;), All (:), Shuffle All (l :), reduce the volume of this unit to its minimum.
  • Page 56 Operating Note y An error message “CHECK” or “Connected iPod model is not supported. ” appears when: - your iPod is not available for the function to be operated. y An error message “CHECK” or “Please update your iPod’s software. ” appears when: - your iPod has an old software version.
  • Page 57: 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 antenna is connected. (Refer to the page 17) 2. Press CLEAR, the preset number will blink in the display window.
  • Page 58: Using An Usb Keyboard Or Mouse

    Operating Using an USB Using the Premium keyboard or mouse You can use various content services via Internet with the Premium feature. You can connect an USB keyboard and/or mouse 1. Check the network connection and settings to type text and navigate menus. (page 20).
  • Page 59: Using The Lg Smart World

    Using the LG Smart Signing in World To use the [LG Smart World] feature, you need to sign in with your account. 1. On the home menu, select [ ] icon and press You can use the LG application services on ENTER (b).
  • Page 60: Searching Online Content

    Note 2. Use W/S to select [Move], and press ENTER y Depending on the region, the [LG Smart (b). World], [My Apps] service and [Search] 3. Use W/S/A/D to select a position you want function may not be available.
  • Page 61: Using Bluetooth Technology

    Bluetooth device Bluetooth® wireless technology. display depending on the type of Bluetooth Available Devices : Mobile phone, MP3, Laptop, device.Your unit appears as “LG-HTS”. 3. When this unit successfully paired with your Bluetooth Profiles Bluetooth device, Bluetooth LED of this unit lights up and “BTPAIRED”...
  • Page 62 Operating Note y The sound may be interrupted when the connection interfered by the other electronic wave. y You cannot control the Bluetooth device with this unit. y Pairing is limited one Bluetooth device per one unit and multi-pairing is not supported. y Although the distance between your Bluetooth and the set is less than 10m, there are obstacles between both, your Bluetooth...
  • Page 63: 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 64: 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 (page 20).
  • Page 65: 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 center. Open Source Software Notice To obtain the corresponding source code under GPL, LGPL and other open source licenses, please visit
  • Page 66: 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 67: 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 68 Note 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 Center then update your player. Refer to “Customer Support” on page...
  • Page 69: Additional Information

    Appendix Additional Information File requirement Video files File File Audio Codec Format Subtitle Location Extension Format “.avi”, “.mpg”, “.mpeg”, XVID, MPEG1 SS, Dolby SubRip (.srt / .txt), SAMI (.smi), “.mkv”, “.mp4”, “.asf”, H.264/MPEG-4 Digital, SubStation Alpha (.ssa/.txt), “.wmv”, “.m4v” (DRM AVC, MPEG2 PS, DTS, MP3, MicroDVD (.sub/.txt), VobSub...
  • Page 70: Avchd (Advanced Video Codec High Definition)

    Appendix Note Note y The file name is limited to 180 characters. y A “avi” file which is encoded “WMV 9 codec” is not supported. y Maximum files/Folder: Less than 2000 (total number of files and folders) y This player supports UTF-8 files even it contains Unicode subtitle content.
  • Page 71: About Dlna

    Appendix About DLNA Compatibility notes This Player is a DLNA Certified digital media player y Because BD-ROM is a new format, certain disc, that can display and play video, photo and audio digital connection and other compatibility issues content from your DLNA-compatible digital media are possible.
  • Page 72: Audio Output Specifications

    Appendix Audio Output Specifications Jack/Setting HDMI OUT Source BitStream PCM Stereo PCM Multi-Ch DTS Re-encode Dolby Digital PCM 2ch PCM 5.1ch Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Plus PCM 2ch PCM 5.1ch Dolby Digital Plus Dolby TrueHD PCM 2ch PCM 5.1ch Dolby TrueHD PCM 2ch PCM 5.1ch DTS-HD...
  • Page 73: 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 74: 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 75: Trademarks And Licenses

    Appendix Trademarks and Licenses Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent Nos: 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 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-HD, the Symbol, & DTS-HD and the Symbol Blu-ray Disc™, Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, BD-Live™, together are registered trademarks &...
  • Page 76 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 Manufactured under license from Audyssey Data, the Gracenote Software, and Gracenote Laboratories.
  • Page 77 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 78: 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. 444 mm x 65 mm X 292.5 mm (17.5” x 2.6” x 11.5”) Net Weight (Approx.) 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs) Operating temperature...
  • Page 79 Appendix Speakers Front speaker (Left/ Right) (S93T1-S/S93T3-S) Type 2 Way 3 speaker Max. Input power 360 W Net Dimensions 270 mm X 1300 mm X 270 mm Impedance Rated 4 Ω (10.6” X 51.2” X 10.6”) (W x H x D) Input Power 180 W Net Weight...
  • Page 80: 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 81: 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...