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SoundPlate 540
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SoundPlate 540 (SoundPlate 540, S54A2-D)


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    OWNER’S MANUAL SoundPlate 540 Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future reference. SoundPlate 540 (SoundPlate 540, S54A2-D)

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    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 3: Getting Started 35

    Getting Started Disposal of waste batteries/accumulators This device is equipped with a portable battery or accumulator. 1. When this crossed-out wheeled Safety way to remove the battery or the bin symbol is attached to batteries/ battery from the equipment: Remove the accumulators of Your product old battery or battery pack, follow the steps it means they are covered by...

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    Because AACS (Advanced Access Content System) is approved as content protection system for Blu-ray Disc format, similar to use of LG Electronics hereby declares that this/these CSS (Content Scramble System) for DVD format, product(s) is/are in compliance with the essential...

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    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

    Table of Contents Table of Contents Operating Sound Effect Home Menu Display – Using [HOME] menu Getting Started – Using the SmartShare Playing the Linked Devices Safety Information – Playing a disc Introduction – Playing Blu-ray 3D disc – Playable discs and symbols used in –...

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    Maintenance – Using an USB keyboard or mouse – Handling the unit Using the Premium – Notes on discs Using the LG Smart World Important Information relating to Network – Signing in Services – Searching online content Using the My Apps Menu Using Bluetooth technology –...

  • 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: Remote Control

    Getting Started Remote Control • • • • • • a • • • • • • • • • • • • c • • • • • 1 (POWER): Switches the player HOME ( ): Displays or exits the ON or OFF.

  • Page 11: Front Panel

    Getting Started Front Panel > Caution a 1/! (Power) Precautions in using the touch buttons b Disc Slot y Use the touch buttons with clean and dry c R (Open / Close) hands. d Remote sensor - In a humid environment, wipe out any e Display window moisture on the touch buttons before f Operation buttons...

  • Page 12: Connecting

    Connecting > Caution Setting up the unit y Do not try to set up this unit alone. It may need at least 2 persons to lift your TV. This unit is designed to be positioned under your Otherwise it may result in a personal injury and/or property damages.

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    Connecting 2. Connect all the cables of external devices you 3. Place your TV on the center of the unit. want to use such as TV, Blu-ray disc player or > Caution DVD player. Connect the player’s LAN port to y Be careful not to hide control buttons on LAN or Ethernet cable.

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    Connecting > Caution y Do not place your TV on the edge of this unit. Otherwise it may result in a personal injury and/or property damages. y If your TV is over recommended weight (max 38 kg) or has a Base larger in area than the Unit do NOT place TV on the Unit.

  • Page 15: Led Indicator Of Wireless Subwoofer

    Connecting Wireless subwoofer 3. If the LED of the wireless subwoofer already blinks in green continually, you can skip this connection step. Press and hold PAIRING on the back of the wireless subwoofer for more than 5 seconds. LED indicator of wireless subwoofer - The LED of the wireless subwoofer lights up alternately in red and green.

  • Page 16: Connecting To Your Tv

    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 17: 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).

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    Connecting Note y If your TV does not accept the resolution you have set on the player, you can set resolution to 576p as follows: 1. Press HOME ( ) to disappear the HOME menu. 2. Press Z (STOP) for more than 5 seconds. y If you select a resolution manually and then connect the HDMI jack to TV and your TV does not accept it, the resolution setting is...

  • Page 19: Connections With External Device

    Connecting Connections with HDMI IN connection external device 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 jack on this unit. And then select OPTICAL IN connection the [HDMI IN] option by pressing FUNCTION.

  • Page 20: 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 online Router...

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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 8. You can listen to TV sound through this unit’s speaker automatically when TV is turned on. TV and this unit should be connected with optical cable. Adjust the setup settings You can change the settings of the player in the [Settings] menu.

  • 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 Depending on the region, [Initialize] function connect the player, the player needs to be set the may not be available.

  • Page 28: [display] Menu

    System Setting [DISPLAY] menu Resolution Sets the output resolution of the HDMI video signal. TV Aspect Ratio Refer to page 17 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 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 [LOCK] menu DVD Rating Blocks playback of rated DVD based on their The [LOCK] settings affect only Blu-ray Disc and content. (Not all discs are rated.) 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 created.

  • Page 32: [others] Menu

    System Setting [OTHERS] menu Quick Start This player can stay in standby mode with low Pointer power consumption, so that the player can Sets the speed and size of an USB mouse’s pointer. instantly boot without delay when you turn on this unit.

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    - The SIMPLINK function allows you to control this Press W to move and press A/D to select [On] or unit with LG TV’s remote control. [Off ]. Select [OK] and press ENTER (b). - The ARC function enables an HDMI capable TV...

  • Page 34: Operating

    Operating Sound Effect 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. [Standard]: You can enjoy the sound without equalizer effect.

  • Page 35: Home Menu Display

    [My Apps] - Displays the [My Apps] screen. (page 55) e [Input] - Changes input mode. f [Settings] - Adjusts the system settings. g [d] - Searches for desired LG Apps and other content. h [c] - Displays Sign In menu.

  • 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 Android Device

    Operating Playing a file on Android Notes on Connecting Android device device y This unit can support only MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) Android device. y Do not extract the Android device during operation (play, etc.). This player can play video, audio and photo files contained in the Android device.

  • Page 39: 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 40: Using Home Network Server For Pc

    Operating Note Using Home Network y SmartShare PC software is not supported Server for PC with Mac OS. y The SmartShare PC software (DLNA) is a customized software edition only for DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance, sharing files and folders to this player. which allows users to access video, photo and y This manual explains operations with the audio files stored in server and enjoy them on TV...

  • Page 41: System Requirements

    Operating System requirements Minimum System y CPU : Intel® 2.0 GHz or AMD Sempron™ 2000+ processors y Memory : 1 GB of free RAM y Graphics card : 64 MB video memory, minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, and 16 bit color settings y Free Disk Space : 200 MB y Windows®...

  • Page 42: 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 43: 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 44: 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 45: To Control Photo View

    Operating Note Setting the slide show option y If no button is pressed for a few seconds, You can use various options during viewing a the on-screen display disappears. photo in full screen. y A title number cannot be selected on some 1.

  • Page 46: Advanced Playback

    Operating Advanced Playback Repeating a specific portion eroy This player can repeat a portion you have selected. Repeat playback 1. During playback, press REPEAT (h). erotu 2. Select [A-B] and press ENTER (b). 3. Press ENTER (b) at the beginning of the portion you wish to repeat.

  • Page 47: Selecting A Subtitle Language

    Operating Note Selecting a subtitle language y Some discs allow you to change audio eroy selections only via the disc menu. In this case, press TITLE/POPUP or DISC MENU 1. During playback, press INFO/MENU (m). button and choose the appropriate audio 2.

  • Page 48: Changing Subtitle Code Page

    Operating Note Changing the Picture Mode Even if you change the value of the [TV Aspect eroy Ratio] option in On-Screen display, the [TV Aspect Ratio] option in the [Settings] menu is You can change the [Picture mode] option during not changed.

  • Page 49: Viewing Content Information

    Operating Viewing content information Selecting a subtitle file The player can display the content information. If the subtitle file name is different from the video file name, you need to select the subtitle file on the 1. Select a file using W/S/A/D. [Movie] menu before playing the movie.

  • Page 50: Listening To Music During Slide Show

    Operating Listening to music during slide Playing content to 3D show eroy This function allows you to convert 2D content to 3D and to play 3D content in case of file encoded You can display photo files while listening to audio in 3D also.

  • Page 51: 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 52: Enjoying Bd-live

    Visit functions such as downloading new movie trailers “Apple iTunes” or “Google Android Market (Google by connecting this unit to the internet. Play Store)” for detailed information of “LG AV Remote”. 1. Check the network connection and settings (page 20).

  • Page 53: Using The Premium

    3. Select the [Premium] using A/D, and press 1. Check the network connection and settings ENTER (b). (page 20). 2. Press HOME ( ). 3. Select the [LG Smart World], and press ENTER (b). 4. Select an online service using W/S/A/D, and press ENTER (b). Note 4.

  • Page 54: Signing In

    Operating Signing in Searching online content To use the [LG Smart World] feature, you need to If you are having difficulties finding specific content sign in with your account. from online services, you can use the all-in-one search function by entering keywords in the search 1.

  • Page 55: Using The My Apps Menu

    3. Use A/D to select [OK], and press ENTER (b) to confirm. Note y Depending on the region, the [LG Smart World], [My Apps], [d] and [c] may not be available. y For the first time to access [My Apps] feature, current country setting appears.

  • Page 56: 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, “BTPAIRED” appears in the display window.

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    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 58: 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 59: 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 60: 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 61: 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 62: 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.

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    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 64: Additional Information

    Appendix Additional Information File requirement Video files File File Audio Codec Format Subtitle Location Extension Format “.avi”, “.divx”, “.mpg”, DIVX 3.11, DIVX4, Dolby SubRip (.srt / .txt), SAMI “.mpeg”, “.mkv”, “.mp4”, (.smi), SubStation Alpha DIVX5. DIVX6 (standard Digital, “.asf”, “.wmv”, “.m4v” (.ssa/.txt), MicroDVD playback only) DTS, MP3,...

  • Page 65: 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 66: 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 67: Audio Output Specifications

    Appendix Audio Output Specifications Jack/Setting HDMI OUT Source Auto DTS Re-encode Dolby Digital PCM 5.1ch Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Plus PCM 5.1ch Dolby Digital Plus Dolby TrueHD PCM 5.1ch Dolby TrueHD PCM 5.1ch DTS-HD PCM 5.1ch DTS-HD Linear PCM 2ch PCM 2ch Linear PCM 2ch Linear PCM 5.1ch...

  • 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 For DTS patents, see Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing Limited. DTS, DTS-HD, the Symbol, & DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks, and DTS-HD Master Audio | Essential is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc™, Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, BD-Live™, DTS, Inc.

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    Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. and any use of such to: Cinavia Consumer Information Center, P.O. Box marks by LG Electronics is under license. 86851, San Diego, CA, 92138, USA. Other trademarks and trade names are those of This product incorporates proprietary technology their respective owners.

  • Page 72: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications General (SoundPlate 540) Power requirements Refer to main label. Power consumption Refer to main label. Dimensions (W x H x D) (700 x 39.5 x 320) mm Net Weight (Approx.) 4.6 kg Operating temperature 5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F)

  • Page 73

    Appendix System Laser Semiconductor laser wavelength 405 nm / 650 nm Signal system Standard PAL/NTSC color TV system LAN port Ethernet jack x 1, 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX Integrated IEEE 802.11n (2.4 GHz band) wireless networking access, Wireless LAN (internal antenna) compatible with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi networks.

  • Page 74: 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 75: 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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