Hacking LG Blu-ray player

Exploiting errors in software and firmware is actually more fun that using the device in first place. Recently I’ve discovered that HB354BS has an error that let’s one skip unskippable parts on dvd. No more annoying ads when I want to see next episode of ‘Allo! ‘Allo!.

When you put dvd in the reader, the player starts with first title. You can’t stop, fast forward or pause it, but the firmware let’s you go to device’s main menu – using home button on remote or playing with Simplink on TV. When in Home menu press “play” and the devices skips to first title after menu. You can now sit and watch or move to dvd title menu!

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