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    Talking LG TV Hack

    I have just bought myself a new TV for my bedroom to replace the dinosaur and finally have a decent size screen for playing 360 in Full HD.

    I finally decided on the LG 32LH3000 model from [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-32LH3000-32-inch-Widescreen-Freeview/dp/B001UHMT4C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1262020807&sr=8-1"]Amazon.co.uk[/ame] for £329 on the 29th Dec (brand new not refurbished ) - Have just noticed that its shot right up in price.

    I set it up to the pc last night so that I can finally watch the movies I have. I was trawling the web as I usually do (sure does feel wierd browsing FB on a 32" screen) and came as a hack that enables play back of video files {.dat .mpg. mpeg .ts .trp .tp .vob .mp4 .mkv .avi .divx, including 1080p mkv files}, audio files and image files from the onboard usb service port. In simple terms your LCD TV becomes an HD media player without the need for the PC.

    Within 20mins I had compleated the hack - I had to downgrade the FW, enable the hack then upgrade it back to the original and latest FW with the hack still enabled.

    I'm astonished that this feature is inbuilt into these models, yet disabled by default. why?

    The full instructions are here, and works on the following UK models of LG LF - LH - LU LCD's

    32LF2500 37LF2500 42LF2500
    19LH2000 22LH2000 26LH2000 32LH2000 37LH2000 42LH2000
    32LH3000 37LH3000 42LH3000 47LH3000
    32LH4000 37LH4000 42LH4000 47LH4000
    32LH5000 37LH5000 42LH5000 47LH5000
    32LH7000 37LH7000 42LH7000 47LH7000
    19LU4000 22LU4000 26LU4000
    19LU5000 22LU5000 26LU5000

    I thought that I should share this with you lot.....

    Michael
    Last edited by linkazoid; 11th January 2010 at 08:08 PM.

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    My guess as to why its disabled would be due to licensing of the codecs required to play these files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    My guess as to why its disabled would be due to licensing of the codecs required to play these files.
    Yeh I bet the US/Japan have a similar model which has them and they dont bother revising the hardware fully.

    Very cool though

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    Much cheaper to flick a killswitch in firmware.

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    Weird, perhaps its another EU legality as even NZ gets the model that supports the video playback by default.

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