THIS UNIT HAS A PERMANENT HARDWARE MODIFICATION. SO YOU CAN UPGRADE, CHANGE, RESET YOUR FIRMWARE AS YOU NEED WITHOUT LOSING THE REGION-FREE & ZONE-FREE CAPABILITY. THE REGION FREE FUNCTIONALITY ON THIS UNIT IS PERMANENT AND GUARANTEED FOR THE LIFE OF THE PLAYER. The LG Network Blu-ray Disc player BX-580 brings you breathtaking high-definition images and the highest quality audio in the world! You’ll marvel at the clarity and full-color spectrum of every scene, while Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD,
Plays All Blu-Ray discs from anywhere in the world Region A. B. and C
Play All Standard DVD discs from anywhere in the world 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Play Any Standard or Blu-Ray DVD movie from anywhere in the world guaranteed.
It also converts PAL to NTSC and NTSC to PAL, so you do not need to buy a video converter or use a special TV to play foreign discs with this DVD player.
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The LG Network Blu-ray Disc player BX-580 brings you breathtaking high-definition images and the highest quality audio in the world! You’ll marvel at the clarity and full-color spectrum of every scene, while Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, LPCM, DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS decoding pulls you into the action
•BD ZONE: A B C •DVD REGION: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 PAL/NTSC works on both NTSC and PAL TVs •BD-ROM: Bonus View (Profile1.1); BD-Live (Profile2.0); BD-ROM (SL/DL) •BD-R (ver.1.1/1.2/1.3)BD-RE (ver.2.1): recordable Blu-ray Discs (including DL) •Data BD: BD-REs and BD-Rs containing MP3/AAC/WMA audio files or JPEG still-image files •DVD-Video: pre-recorded DVD •DVD-R: record once DVD (including DL); Video and VR mode movies and MP3 or JPEG files •DVD-RW: rewritable DVD; Video and VR mode movies and MP3 or JPEG files •DVD+R: record once DVD (including DL); Video and +VR mode movies and MP3 or JPEG files •DVD+RW: rewritable DVD; Video and +VR mode movies and MP3 or JPEG files •CD: pre-recorded CD •CD-R: record once; CD-DA and MP3 or JPEG files •CD-RW: rewritable CD; CD-DA and MP3 or JPEG files •Video Formats: DIVX XVID AVI MKV MPEG-4 SA-CD HDCD BD-Video, Blu-ray 3D, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE DVD-AUDIO •Video Signal output: This player will convert PAL to NTSC PAL or Multi-System TV is NOT required and no additional scalers/converters are required, works out of the box.....no extra converters or special TVs required. •Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is up to 54 mbps. Blu-ray Disc discs and players offer several advantages over the standard DVD format:
•Better picture quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution. While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't provide a high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD player). Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture, with deeper, richer colors. •Better sound quality: In addition to the same multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM. •Much greater storage capacity: What makes Blu-ray Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material that require multiple discs with standard DVD. •Compatibility with your current disc collections: To ensure backward-compatibility with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs. Note: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available for downloading from the Internet via the rear panel Ethernet terminal.
AVCHD: AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) is a high definition digital video camera format used to record in high definition or standard definition on DVD, using an efficient data compression coding technology. The format is designed to compress video and audio (Dolby Digital or Linear PCM) data, enabling a high definition video signal shot on a digital video camera recorder to be recorded on DVD discs, in the same way as it would be for a standard definition signal.
DivX Playback: The LG Blu-ray disc player supports playback of DivX (.avi/.divx) and DivX VOD video files recorded on BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.
JPEG Playback: This unit will play JPEG still picture files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The JPEG file size should be less than 4,000 x 3,000 @ 24-bit/pixel or less than 3,000 x 3,000 @ 32 bit/pixel. The player can recognize up to 2,000 still-image files and folders. Still images on your disc can be viewed in a Slide-Show, as well as rotated and zoomed.
MP3/WMA Playback: The BX580 supports MP3/WMA audio files (8-320 kbps) recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs recorded in ISO 9660+Joliet, UDF, or UDF Bridge format. When stopped and restarted, playback resumes at the same point as long as the tray hasn't been opened and the player hasn't been turned off.
Parental Control: The LG BX580 offers Parental Control settings to limit BD, DVD, and streamed Internet video according to the age of the users (DVD: 1-8, BD: 0-255). The control settings are protected by a custom 4-digit password. Video Features Video Outputs: The LG BX580 Blu-ray disc player features two high-definition video outputs (HDMI, Component) and one standard-definition video output (composite).
•HDMI (ver.1.4a): The BX580's HDMI output simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio in one cable. This unit features HDCP copyright protection technology, and must be connected to an HDCP-compliant device. The player's HDMI input is version 1.4a and supports 3D video content. If your TV has a DVI input instead of an HDMI input, you can connect this unit to your TV using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter. You will also need to connect audio cables to the player because DVI is a video only cable. The HDMI resolution can be fixed at 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p, or set to Auto, which selects the highest resolution accepted by your television. •Component Video: The component video resolution can be set to 480i, 480p, 720p, or 1080i. When a copyright protected DVD is played, the maximum component video output resolution is 480p. •Composite Video: The composite output is fixed at 480i. 1080p HDMI Output with DVD Upscaling: Through the HDMI output, the BX580 is capable of upscaling the resolution of your standard DVDs. Output options include Auto (highest resolution accepted by the TV), 1080p (60 Hz video or 24 Hz), 1080i, 720p, or 480p.
1080p/24Hz: Movies are typically recorded on film with a frame rate of 24 frames per second. When a movie is transferred to Blu-ray Disc at 24 frames per second the BX580 will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.
Deep Color: The LG Blu-ray player supports a color depth of up to 12 bits. Connecting the player and a TV that supports Deep Color via HDMI allows more accurate color reproduction than when connecting it to a TV that does not support Deep Color.
x.v.Color: The BX580 supports x.v.Color, meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs when they become available in the future.
3D-Ready: This player supports playback of 3D Blu-ray disc which contain separate views for the left and right eyes. The LG BX580 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p on an HDMI connected 3D-ready TV with 3D active glasses. 3D content puts two viewing angles on screen, creating a blurred effect when viewed with the naked eye. When you put on a pair of 3D active glasses, images from each angle are sent from your connected 3D-ready TV to the appropriate lens (left-angle is sent to the left lens, right-angle is sent the right lens) at a rate so fast, that your brain combines them into one view, creating the depth effect you experience in real life. The player offers two 3D modes.
•On: 3D Blu-ray disc playback will output as 3D mode. •Off: 3D Blu-ray disc playback will output as 2D mode like a normal BD-ROM disc playback. Note: 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D HDTV, 3D emitter & glasses, and a high-speed HDMI (ver.1.4a) cable connection.
TV Aspect Ratio: You can select a TV aspect ratio to match your television's screen type. You can choose from 16:9 Original, 16:9 Full, 4:3 Pan & Scan, or 4:3 Letter Box.
Picture Mode: You can adjust the contrast, brightness, color, sharpness, and noise reduction of the player's video output during playback.
BonusView: The BonusView feature provides picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing.
Marker Search: You can start playback from up to nine memorized points.
Last Scene Memory: This unit memorizes the last scene from the last disc that is viewed. The last scene remains in memory even if you remove the disc from the unit or switch off the unit. If you load the disc that has the scene memorized, the scene is automatically recalled.
Note: The Last Scene Memory function for a previous disc is erased once a different disc is played.
Multi-View Angle: If the disc contains scenes recorded at different camera angles, you can change to a different camera angle during playback.
Auto Power Off: The screen saver appears when you leave the player in Stop mode for approximately 5 minutes. The unit will then automatically turn itself off after the screen saver is displayed for 25 minutes.
Audio Features Surround Sound Decoders: The BX580 has built-in Dolby Digital and DTS surround processors; multi-channel PCM, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio are output through the HDMI jack (when encoded on the Blu-ray Disc).
•Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus was developed as an extension to Dolby Digital. The audio coding technology supports 7.1 channel surround sound. Dolby Digital Plus also includes the standard Dolby Digital bit stream and is compatible with all current Dolby Digital processors using the optical or coaxial digital output. •Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit. •DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz, and 7.1 multi-channel surround. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 6 Mbps, with a lossy compression. •DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and uses lossless compression (Lossless), and DTS-HD Master Audio corresponds to a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz, and maximum of 7.1ch. DRC (Dynamic Range Control): When content encoded in Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus is playing back, you may wish to compress the dynamic range of the audio output (the difference between the loudest sounds and the quietest sounds). This allows you to listen to a movie at a lower volume without losing clarity of sound.
Audio Outputs: The LG BX580 Blu-ray disc player features three digital audio outputs (HDMI, Coaxial, and Optical) and one analog RCA audio output.
Digital Audio Settings: The player offers the following digital audio output settings.
•Output Sound Format: Select the output sound format when you connect the player via a HDMI or coaxial digital connection. ◦PCM Stereo: use when connecting this unit's HDMI or coaxial/optical digital output to a device with two-channel digital stereo decoder ◦PCM Multi-Channel (HDMI only): use when connecting this unit's HDMI output to a device with multi-channel digital decoding ◦DTS Re-Encode: use when connect this unit's HDMI or coaxial/optical digital output to a device with a DTS decoder ◦Primary Pass-Thru: use when connecting this unit's HDMI or coaxial/optical digital output to a device with LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, and DTS-HD decoders •Sampling Frequency: Select which sampling frequency the digital audio output uses to match your connected system. ◦192kHz: select this if your AV receiver is capable of handling 192 kHz signals ◦96 kHz: select this if your AV receiver is not capable of handling 192 kHz signals; this unit will automatically converts any 192 kHz signal to 96 kHz so your system can decode them ◦48 kHz: select this if your AV receiver is not capable of handling 192 kHz and 96 kHz signals; the unit will automatically convert any 192 kHz and 96 kHz signal to 48 kHz so your system can decode them.