LG DR787T Dark Knight playback issues solved

Update 2:
I have uploaded a copy of the LG firmware files to fileden; they can be downloaded from http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/10/26/2621437/lgdr787tupdatefile.zip

Update:
I have thrown away my dvd player.

So if you read my last post, you would know that I was having problems playing The Dark Knight DVD on my new (used) LG DR787T DVD Recorder/Player. I would put the disc in and the player wouldn't load. After talking to tech support and hearing that they don't know what is wrong and they can't help me, I decided to try the firmware upgrade that LG had on their support website. It was listed as adding Parental Control capabilities, but I figured maybe they threw in some other fixes as well. Sure enough, after I installed the new firmware, The Dark Knight was playing perfectly!

Here is what to do:
  1. Go to LG's support website
  2. Enter the model number DR787T
  3. Next to "[USA Only] Parental Update for RC797T & DR787T Video Players", download "2_Software Update for your DVD Player_Recorder.pdf" and "5_Firmware files for DR787T.zip". Note: when I downloaded the .zip file, it wasn't named correctly; it was missing the .zip extension. If you are using linux it doesn't matter (just run unzip ), but on windows it will be confused - so you might want to add the .zip extension.
  4. Follow the directions in the pdf to update the DVD player.
If you did everything correctly, then you should have a fully-functional DVD player now, capable of playing The Dark Knight!

Comments

Anonymous said…
what software did you use to brun the files?
Matt Kokotovich said…
You can use any CD burning software. In Windows I think you can insert a blank CD-R(W), drag the files you want to burn onto the CD drive (on your system it might be D:, E:, or whatever) and then click write files to CD. If you use Linux, the process should be very similar. Google is your friend...
Anonymous said…
My DR787T won't read any disc. I can't find the firmware upgrade on LGs support site. Is it still avaialable? Do you still happen to have it?
Matt Kokotovich said…
I do have the firmware, but my player suddenly stopped being able to read discs as well. It used to be able to read discs, and now it can't. I tried re-flashing the firmware, but that didn't solve anything. I'm guessing you and I have the same problem, and that is just a broken dvd player. If you're interested I can email you the firmware though.
Don said…
HI Matt,
I have a malfunctioning DVD..LG DR787T
I would like the Firmware upgrade.. If you still have it..Thanks in advance
Matt Kokotovich said…
Don, you didn't give me your email. Send me an email...
Anonymous said…
This file doesn't appear to be available now. Would you happen to still have it?

-B
andy b said…
LG products are crap. Along with Our Tromm washer that makes our laundry
smell like mildew,our LG fridge that had a recall to fix a fire potential, this dr787t fits right in with their product line. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!
Melissa said…
Hi Matt,
I need the firmware for the lg dr787t. Could you please email it to me. kevnmelx2@cox.net
Dennis said…
Matt - I need the firmware for the lg dr787t, and am hoping that you still have a copy you can send me. My email is hdpickett@gmail.com. Thanks
Anonymous said…
Has anybody had luck with the firmware update recently? I have the same problem. LG support is no help.
Anonymous said…
I have one of theseplayers...Matt, any chance you still have that firmware? LG won;t even provide it any more! jim@techvalleywebs.com

Thanks in advance!
beeee said…
Can you send me the firmware please the link you posted doesn't work

brejzek@comcast.net
beeee said…
Can you please send the file to me the link provided doesn't work

brejzek@comcast.net
Anonymous said…
I need the dr787T firmware upgrade as well please. tony.blue@yahoo.com

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