HD DVD or Blu-Ray. It’s a choice that has
been imposed on the consumer by the various manufacturers and studios that
promote the different standards. However there is a third choice, a DVD
player that will play both formats. The LG SuperBlu is one of these dual
format players, the only other that I know of is the Samsung BD-UP5000
but that is not available yet.
The LG SuperBlu BH200 has full support
for both HD DVD and Blu-Ray including the BDJava and HD-i interactive additions
that can now be found on an increasing number of titles ( the older BH100
did not support the interactive features ). After connecting up the player
and testing it I have to admit that I am very happy with the purchase,
one device instead of two and I also managed to reduce the cabling behind
my TV by going with HDMI for video and an optical cable for audio.
Looking at the LG
Service website I did notice that
there was a newer firmware for the player. After downloading the file I
noticed that the upgrade instructions were not very clear at all.
DVD and USB Write method]
The update program (“LG_BH_LV221BH.ROM “) the write it does in
Root directory of Blank DVD.
(file name: LG_BH_LV221BH.ROM , volume name of Disc: anything is OK)
The name of the single file in the zipfile
that I’d downloaded was LG_BH_LV221BH.ROM_1119F_PRODUCTION. Do I write
this file to the DVD or do I rename it. There was no way to tell
from the service website. Thank goodness for rewritable DVD’s
So the proceedure is fairly simple :
- Download the new firmware file from
the LG Service website
- Unzip the file
- RENAME it so it just ends in .ROM
- Burn it to the root of a blank DVD (
rewritable is best )
- Insert the disk in the BH200 player.
- The player will detect the upgrade and
show you the old Firmware version and the new firmware version.
- Click OK to upgrade the device.
I hope this helps anybody else who purchases
the LG SuperBlu BH200.