11-12-2011 08:32 PM
I just bought a Samsung BD-D5100 and when I try to connect it to my LG 42LC7D TV (which is 4 years old and now discontinued), I get an error message on my TV screen saying "Invalid Format." I tried hooking the player up to my Magnavox TV (which is at least 6 years old now), and it works fine. Is there a problem with my LG TV, or is Samsung just not compatable with LG? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
I bought a Samsung because it was on sale, and the Best Buy employees said they're the way to go when buying Blu-Ray. I've put off buying a Blu-Ray player until now, and now I'm beginning to wonder if it's even worth it.
11-13-2011 12:44 AM
How did you connect it to your TV?
11-13-2011 12:19 PM
With the HDMI cable. I know it's not a problem with the cable, because it works with the other TV, and it's not a problem with the TV HDMI input, because it works with my Comcast cable box. The player works when I hook it up with the regular AV cords, but that kind of defeats the purpose of a Blu-Ray player, doesn't it?
11-13-2011 01:13 PM
Have you applied the latest firmware updates for your television?
11-13-2011 03:40 PM
11-13-2011 04:06 PM
The only firmware update I can find can't be opened on my computer. I'm not even sure if it's the right one. The model of my TV is 42LC7D-UB, and the updates I found are 42LC7D-UB*USV*** and 42LC7D-UB*USY***. They download as .pak files, and even my Unarchiver app won't make them work. My TV has been
discontinued, so I probably won't be able to get the correct version of firmware for it.
At this point I'm ready to just return my Blu-Ray player and stick with my old DVD player. I've never had any problems with that.
11-13-2011 04:11 PM
11-13-2011 04:42 PM
I know it's not for my computer, but I need to download it on to my computer to get it on my flashdrive to get it on the TV. I followed the directions, but I can't go any further because the file won't open.
11-13-2011 09:15 PM
I believe you are suppose to just *COPY* the file to your flash drive. I suggest you follow the directions on the website.