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LG NB3730A Owner's Manual

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NB3730A (NB3730A, S33A1-D)
NB3732A (NB3732A, S33A1-D)



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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL 300 W SMART SOUND Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future reference. NB3730A (NB3730A, S33A1-D) NB3732A (NB3732A, S33A1-D)
  • Page 3: Getting Started 31

    Getting Started Safety Information WARNING: Do not install this equipment in a confined space such as a book case or similar unit. CAUTION: Do not block any ventilation openings. CAUTION Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for DO NOT OPEN ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the...
  • Page 4: Important Safety

    Getting Started This device is equipped with a portable battery or 11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by accumulator. the manufacturer. Safety way to remove the battery from the 12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or equipment: Remove the old battery or battery table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with pack, follow the steps in reverse order than the apparatus.
  • Page 5 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Responsible Party : y Increase the separation between the equipment LG Electronics USA, Inc.1000 Sylvan Avenue and receiver. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 y Connect the equipment into an outlet on a TEL.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    – Wi-Fi Direct™ – [LANGUAGE] menu Using Bluetooth technology – [AUDIO] menu – Listening to music stored on the – [OTHERS] menu Bluetooth devices Sound Effect Using the Premium Using the LG Smart World – Signing in – Searching online content...
  • Page 7 Table of Contents Using the My Apps Menu Troubleshooting Troubleshooting – General – Network – Picture – Sound – 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 Term Symbol Description Indicates special Note notes and operating features. Indicates cautions > for preventing Caution possible damages from abuse. About the “7” symbol display “7” may appear on your TV display during operation and indicates that the function explained in this owner’s manual is not available on that specific media.
  • Page 9: Front Panel

    Getting Started Front Panel > Caution a 1/! (Standby/On) Precautions in using the touch buttons b – / + (Volume) Adjusts speaker volume. y Use the touch buttons with clean and dry hands. c T (Play / Pause) - In a humid environment, wipe out any d I (Stop) moisture on the touch buttons before e F (Function)
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    Getting Started Remote Control • • • • • • a • • • • • • • • • • • • c • • • • • HOME ( ): Displays or exits the 1 (Power): Switches the unit ON or OFF.
  • Page 11: Mounting The Main Unit On A Wall

    Getting Started Mounting the main 2. When you mount it on a wall (concrete), use the wall plugs (Not supplied). You should drill unit on a wall some holes. A guide sheet (Wall Mount Bracket Installation Template) is supplied to drill. Use the sheet to check the point to drill.
  • Page 12 Getting Started 3. Remove the Wall Mount Bracket Installation 5. Hang the main unit onto the bracket as shown Template. below. 4. Fix it with screws (not supplied) as shown in the illustration below. > Caution y Do not install this unit upside down. It can damage the parts of this unit or be the cause of personal injury.
  • Page 13: Connecting

    Connecting Speaker Connection 4. Use W/S to select the [Connect wireless speakers] option then press ENTER ( ) or D to move to the third level. The [Wireless Speaker Connection Guide] Wireless connection appears. LED indicator of wireless subwoofer 5. Press PAIRING button on the subwoofer. - If you see the yellow LED indicator light, pairing was successful.
  • Page 14: Connecting To Your Tv

    Some functions of this unit are controlled by the this unit. Next, switch on the HDMI/DVI TV’s remote control when this unit and LG TV’s with device and leave it for around 30 seconds, SIMPLINK are connected through HDMI connection.
  • Page 15: Arc (Audio Return Channel) Function

    Connecting ARC (Audio Return Channel) Resolution Setting function The unit provides several output resolutions for HDMI OUT jack. You can change the resolution The ARC function enables an HDMI capable TV to using [Settings] menu. send the audio stream to HDMI OUT of the unit. 1.
  • Page 16: Optical Digital Audio Connection

    Connecting Note Optical digital audio y If your TV does not accept the resolution connection you have set on the unit, you can set resolution to 480p as follows: You can enjoy the sound from your TV with a optical digital audio connection. 1.
  • Page 17: Connections With External Device

    Connecting Connections with Connecting to your external device Home Network This unit can be connected to a local area network OPTICAL IN connection (LAN) via the LAN port on the rear panel or the internal wireless module. You can enjoy the sound from your component By connecting the unit to a broadband home with a digital optical connection through the network, you have access to services such as...
  • Page 18: Wired Network Setup

    Connecting 1. Select [Connection Setting] option in the [Settings] menu then press ENTER (b). Broadband service Router 2. Read the preparations for the network settings and then press ENTER (b) while [Start] is highlighted. DLNA certified servers Network will automatically be connected to the unit.
  • Page 19: Wireless Network Connection

    Connecting Wireless network connection 2. Use W/S/A/D to select the IP mode between [Dynamic] and [Static]. Another connection option is to use an Access Point Normally, select [Dynamic] to allocate an IP or a wireless router. The network configuration and address automatically.
  • Page 20: Wireless Network Setup

    Connecting Wireless network setup For the wireless network connection, the unit needs to be set up for network communication. This adjustment can be done from the [Settings] menu. Adjust the [NETWORK] setting as follow. Setting up the access point or the wireless router is required before connecting the unit to the network.
  • Page 21 Connecting Advanced Setting Notes on network connection If you want to set the network settings manually, y Many network connection problems during set use W/S to select [Advanced Setting] on the up can often be fixed by re-setting the router or [Network Setting] menu and press ENTER (b).
  • Page 22 Connecting y The use of a “Router” may not be allowed or its usage may be limited depending on the policies and restrictions of your ISP. For details, contact your ISP directly. y The wireless network operate at 2.4 GHz radio frequencies that are also used by other household devices such as cordless telephone, Bluetooth®...
  • Page 23: 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 24: Settings

    Operating Settings 7. Select [Next] and press ENTER (b). 8. You can listen to TV sound through HTS Speaker automatically when TV is turned on. TV and HTS should be connected with optical cable. Press Adjust the setup settings W to move and press A/D to select [On] or [Off ].
  • Page 25: [Network] Menu

    System Setting [NETWORK] menu Network Play This function allows you to control the playback The [NETWORK] settings are needed to use the of media streamed from DLNA media server by a software update and online content services. DLNA certified smartphone. Most DLNA certified smartphone has a function to control the playback Connection Setting media on your home network.
  • Page 26: [Display] Menu

    System Setting [DISPLAY] menu Resolution Sets the output resolution of the HDMI video signal. TV Aspect Ratio Refer to page 15 for details about the resolution setting. Select a TV aspect ratio option according to your TV type. [Auto] [4:3 Letter Box] If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to TVs providing display information (EDID), Select when a standard 4:3 TV is connected.
  • Page 27: [Language] Menu

    System Setting HDMI Color Setting [LANGUAGE] menu Select the type of output from the HDMI OUT jack. Display Menu For this setting, please refer to the manuals of your display device. Select a language for the [Settings] menu and on- screen display.
  • Page 28: [Audio] Menu

    System Setting [AUDIO] menu DRC (Dynamic Range Control) This function allows you to listen to a movie at a Each file has a variety of audio output options. Set lower volume without losing clarity of sound. the unit’s Audio options according to the type of audio system you use.
  • Page 29: [Others] Menu

    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 to send the audio stream to HDMI OUT of this player.
  • Page 30: Sound Effect

    System Setting Sound Effect Setting the [User EQ] You can select a sound mode that suits you and the contents you are playing. 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 31: Operating

    [Smart Share] - Displays Smart Share menu. [Premium] - Displays the Premium home screen. (page 48) [LG Smart World] - Displays LG Apps titles provided to the unit. (page 49) [My Apps] - Displays the [My Apps] screen. (page 50) e [Input] - Changes input mode.
  • Page 32: Playing The Linked Devices

    Operating Playing the Linked Notes on USB device y This unit supports USB flash drive/external HDD Devices formatted in FAT32 and NTFS when accessing files (music, photo, movie). y This unit can support up to 4 partitions of the Playing a USB device USB device.
  • Page 33: 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 Thumbnails of files with unsupported format will be displayed, but cannot be This unit can play video, audio and photo files played on this unit. located in a DLNA server through your home y The subtitle file name and video file name network.
  • Page 34: 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 35: 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 36: 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 37: Resume Playback

    Operating Resume playback The unit records the point where you pressed the Z (Stop) depending on a file. If “MZ (Resume Stop)” appears on the screen briefly, press d (Play) to resume playback (from the scene point). If you press Z (Stop) twice, “Z(Complete Stop)” appears on the screen.
  • Page 38: On-Screen Display

    Operating On-Screen Display Displaying content information on- screen 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). You can control playback and set options while watching videos.
  • Page 39: To Control Photo View

    Operating To control photo view Setting the slide show option You can use various options during viewing a Controls playback and sets options while viewing photo in full screen. pictures in full screen. 1. While viewing pictures, press INFO/MENU (m). You can control playback and set options while viewing pictures in full screen.
  • Page 40: Viewing Information From Gracenote Media Database

    INFO/ content and content in DLNA servers. MENU (m). y LG is a licensee of Gracenote technology The unit accesses to Gracenote Media Database for and is not responsible or liable for the music information.
  • Page 41: Advanced Playback

    Operating Advanced Playback Repeating a specific portion This unit can repeat a portion you have selected. Repeat playback 1. During playback, press REPEAT (h) to select [A-B] and press ENTER (b) at the beginning of the portion you wish to repeat. Video files During playback, press REPEAT (h) to select a desired repeat mode.
  • Page 42: Selecting A Subtitle Language

    Operating Selecting a subtitle language Changing the TV Aspect Ratio 1. During playback, press INFO/MENU (m). You can change the TV aspect ratio setting during playback. 2. Select an [Option] using A/D, and press ENTER (b) 1. During playback, press INFO/MENU (m). 3.
  • Page 43: 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 44: 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 45: Listening To Music During Slide Show

    Operating Listening to music during slide Setting the [3D] option show This function allows you to play 3D content in case of file encorded in 3D. You can display photo files while listening to audio 1. During playback, press INFO/MENU (m). files.
  • Page 46: Advanced Features

    Operating Advanced Features To select a server from the device list, files or folders must be shared by DLNA server from the connected Wi-Fi Direct™ device. 6. Select [Movie], [Photo] or [Music] using W/S/ Wi-Fi Direct™ A/D, and press ENTER (b). Connecting to a Wi-Fi Direct™...
  • Page 47: Using Bluetooth Technology

    Available Devices : Mobile phone, MP3, Laptop, display depending on the type of Bluetooth PDA (This units be supported the Stereo Headset.) device. Your unit appears as “LG-HTS”. 3. When this unit successfully paired with your Bluetooth Profiles Bluetooth device, Bluetooth LED of this unit In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, lights up and “BTPAIRED”...
  • Page 48: Using The Premium

    10 m. frequencies. y For the first time to access [Premium] or [LG Smart World] feature, current country setting appears. If you want to change the country setting, select [Edit] and press ENTER (b).
  • Page 49: 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 [LG Smart World] or [My Apps] screen, You can use the LG application services on this press red (R) colored button.
  • Page 50: Searching Online Content

    2. Use W/S to select [Move], and press ENTER Note (b). 3. Use W/S/A/D to select a position you want y Depending on the region, the [LG Smart to move to, and press ENTER (b). World], [My Apps] service and [Search] function may not be available.
  • Page 51: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting General Symptom Cause & Solution The Power does not turned on. y Plug the power cord into the wall outlet securely. The connected USB storage y Try using different USB cable, some USB cables may not support device is not recognized. enough current for normal USB operation.
  • Page 52: Network

    Troubleshooting Network Symptom Cause & Solution Streaming video services (such y Your broadband service speed may not be fast enough to stream as YouTube™, etc.) are often video services. Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and stopped or “buffer” during increase the broadband speed is recommended.
  • Page 53: Picture

    You can update the unit using the latest software to enhance the products operation and/or add new features. To obtain the latest software for this unit (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 54: 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 55: Network Software Update

    Appendix Network Software Software update Update You can update the unit 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 56 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 unit. Refer to “Customer Support” on page...
  • Page 57: 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 58 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 unit supports UTF-8 files even it contains Unicode subtitle content.
  • Page 59: About Dlna

    Appendix About DLNA This Player is a DLNA Certified digital media player that can display and play video, photo and audio 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 60: Audio Output Specifications

    Appendix Audio Output Specifications Jack/Setting HDMI OUT Source Bit Stream 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...
  • Page 61: Trademarks And Licenses

    © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by LG Electronics is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 62 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 63 Appendix track queries for statistical purposes. The purpose of a randomly assigned numeric identifier is to allow the Gracenote service to count queries without knowing anything about who you are. For more information, see the web page for the Gracenote Gracenote®, Gracenote logo and logotype, Privacy Policy for the Gracenote service.
  • Page 64: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications General Power requirements AC 100 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz Power consumption DC 25 V 0 33 W 1 038 mm x 71 mm x 49 mm Dimensions (W x H x D) (40.9 inches x 2.8 inches x 1.9 inches) Net Weight (Approx.) 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) Operating temperature...
  • Page 65: Maintenance

    Appendix Maintenance Important Information relating to Network Services Handling the unit When shipping the unit All information, data, documents, communications, downloads, files, text, images, photographs, Please save the original shipping carton and packing materials. If you need to ship the unit, for graphics, videos, webcasts, publications, tools, resources, software, code, programs, applets, maximum protection, re-pack the unit as it was...

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