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Philips - Mark
07-01-2011, 02:39 PM
Now available on Net TV: Videociety

289

This is a video store for Germany.
This release concerns a beta version, it is first released for the 2010 TV range, you need to be in Germany to be able to download movies.
Please perform full registration when entering the store. We will send you a 4GB SD-Card for free.
Soon we will expand this store for the new 2011 range as well.
Movies are in High Definition and surround sound is supported. 3D support will follow.

Toengel
07-01-2011, 02:52 PM
Hi,

GREAT!

Toengel@Alex

el911wood
07-02-2011, 02:39 PM
3D support for NetTV and USB (?) sounds great ... :o
regards

smart
07-02-2011, 03:06 PM
Sounds really great! I just registered. For the first look, it was a little slow, but looks really good and was ok functional wise.

Toengel
07-02-2011, 07:46 PM
3D support will follow.

Hi,

I hope that 3D support will be also available for 2010 series? The Resident Evil 3D Side-by-Side trailer would be a good test. Sadly I cannot activate 3D at the moment, but I looking forward to watch this movie in 3D... on my 21:9

Toengel@Alex

Toengel
07-14-2011, 06:31 PM
Hi,

a litte bug is present in the Videociety VOD.

Every time I start Videociety and watch a trailer, the video is shown in the position of the Net TV PIP window for some seconds. But only the first time. If I watch a 2nd trailer the picture is in the right place.

Toengel@Alex

bta
07-14-2011, 06:42 PM
Hi,

a litte bug is present in the Videociety VOD.

Every time I start Videociety and watch a trailer, the video is shown in the position of the Net TV PIP window for some seconds. But only the first time. If I watch a 2nd trailer the picture is in the right place.

Toengel@Alex

This is interesting because I have not observed this bug so far at my 7605. (at 140.037)

regards bta

bta
07-14-2011, 06:48 PM
Now available on Net TV: Videociety
289
.. Please perform full registration when entering the store. We will send you a 4GB SD-Card for free.


Has anyone recived the SD-Card so far?

I have done al the things that have to be done for registration - enter the reg-code and create a account at videociety but I have not got a SD cord nore have I got the announced coupon.

Is this only my problem?

regards
bta

Toengel
07-14-2011, 07:43 PM
Hi,

no - but somewhere it's written that it takes up to 2 weeks for sending the card/coupon...

Toengel@Alex

smart
07-15-2011, 09:18 AM
Sure, I also have those 2 weeks in mind. So in my case, the SD-Card and the coupon might be delivered today or tomorrow and everything is in the promised range.

bta
07-16-2011, 04:40 PM
Hi,

on Thursday I asked about the SD card and the coupon.
Today I received it by post. Next step is to rent a movie at videociety.

Regards
bta

smart
07-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Received sd card and voucher on monday.

Toengel
07-21-2011, 04:40 PM
Hi,

any news when the service will be made available for the BDPs mentioned on the Videociety web page?

Toengel@Alex

Philips - Mark
07-22-2011, 12:19 PM
Hi,

any news when the service will be made available for the BDPs mentioned on the Videociety web page?

Toengel@Alex

Hi Alex,

First we will offer a software upgrade to make the BluRay Disk Players ready for all the new functions and possibilities of Videociety. Than we can go live on BDP as well.

Toengel
07-22-2011, 03:22 PM
Hi Mark,

ahh - good to hear. And I'm thinking the release date is "when it's done" ;-)

Toengel@Alex

Philips - Mark
08-03-2011, 03:46 PM
A free movie now available on Videociety. (GRATIS & in HD quality). Enjoy!

Toengel
08-04-2011, 07:24 PM
Hi,

Traffic
US 2000
Thriller
Format: 720p / 1,78:1 / Deutsch - Dolby Digital 5.1 147 Minuten / ab 16
2000 Splendid Pictures
Regie: Steven Soderbergh
Darsteller: Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Toengel@Alex

smart
08-05-2011, 12:30 PM
I tried it, but buffering a movie ("The Rite" in my case) needed round about 50mins until it can be played. This is way too long. I already contacted Videociety and they said, they opened a request regarding Philips.

The free Werner football game needs round about 4mins 45s to buffer. This should need 15s-30s, I was told from videociety. One can't see a status bar or such things, which really is little anoying.

Can one leave NetTV and the movie will be loaded in background?

Anybody other experiences? How does it take to buffer movies?

Cable 32MBit, wired ethernet connection. PC on the same ethernet wire showed 26MBit down performance in speed test and 990KBit in up performance.

Is this expected to take so long?

SD card is the one from Philips. I also see this on a kingston class 4 sd card.

Toengel
08-05-2011, 12:34 PM
Hi,

can you make a performance test of the SD-Card on your PC?

Toengel@Alex

smart
08-05-2011, 01:57 PM
I copied a file of 590MB to the Philips SD card from local disk on a computer. It took round about 2min 15s (Windows showed that as remainning time after calculating that). Speed (as shown in the Windows 7 copy dialog) was round about 4.25 MB/s while having 4.15 MB/s in the beginning and 4.38 MB/s as a higher peak when being in the middle of the copy.

This should be a little above the spec as it is required from class 4 SD cards.

Is there a state of the art tool to measure that, I should have beed used?

Nevertheless, the speed of round about 2-3 mins for copying 590MB should be above the experienced 50mins for a movie to buffer. Even not knowing the file size.

smart
08-06-2011, 09:05 AM
This is also the same after the exchange of the mainboard.

Toengel
10-12-2011, 04:28 PM
Hi

@Philips - Mark

Now we have new firmware updates for 2010 series (BDP7500MKII, BDP8000 and BDP9600). Changelog says that VIDEOCIETY is now supported.

When can we expect the activation on these BDPs?

Toengel@Alex

Forum Guest
10-19-2011, 09:32 PM
Hi

VideoCiety works fine with the VideoCiety-Disc on my BDP7500S2. (to order the BD is free incl. 5€ voucher)
There is the same surface as the VideoCiety-App from Net-TV.

Toengel
10-20-2011, 06:55 AM
Hi,

we don't want to use the disc, if Net TV supports this by itself. It only need to be activated by Philips...

@Philips
When will this be done?

Toengel@Alex

DerShortyy
10-31-2011, 08:55 AM
Hi,

did anybody recognized loss of sound volume when playing a movie? That issue doesnt occur with all movies. When you start playing a movie you have to turn the volume up to "30" to get the same volume (degree of loudness) like it was on "20" while watching TV before starting the movie.

Maybe you can try it with the free movie "Big Buck Bunny" Unfortantely there is only music in it and no voices :-)
Best regards

Toengel
10-31-2011, 09:05 AM
Hi,

I can confirm this.

It seems that there are some problems during the conversion of DD 5.1 sound to the TV speakers 2.0 sound. If one connects the TV with SPDIF to a Receiver, the volume (via 5.1) is ok.

Toengel@Alex

smart
10-31-2011, 09:49 AM
I can confirm a significant difference in volume when renting videos. I always have to pull up volume to have the same sound volume. But I do not remember movies with having same volume as normal TV.

DerShortyy
10-31-2011, 10:06 AM
I can confirm a significant difference in volume when renting videos. I always have to pull up volume to have the same sound volume. But I do not remember movies with having same volume as normal TV.

Hi Smart,
you can test this with the trailers... When I remember right, the issue occurs on HD-Trailers/Movies. When you watch SD-Trailers the sound is alright.

Ive also exeperienced that sound volume loss when i connect the laptop via Media Connect. You have to turn the volume particulary up to "40". And when you disconnet, or the TV crashes back to TV mode you ears gets blasted...!

Peter Walker
11-26-2011, 02:05 PM
Hi,
I am living in Germany and would like to use this (or a similar) service to rent movies in the English language. From my first look, it appears that all the movies are only offered in German in Germany.

Do any of the video services on Net-TV allow me to rent English language movies in Germany? If not, then this service is useless to me.



Regards

Peter

Toengel
02-13-2012, 05:50 PM
Hi,

since some days Videociety does not work correctly on my 2010 TV - many graphics are not available and I cannot change the menues - it always says that the page is currently not available.

Consequently, in the new SmartTV portal the Videociety recommondations are also not available - meaning that the covers are not present...

Does anybody else does also have this problem?

Toengel@Alex

bta
02-13-2012, 05:54 PM
Hi,

since some days Videociety does not work correctly on my 2010 TV - many graphics are not available and I cannot change the menues - it always says that the page is currently not available.

Consequently, in the new SmartTV portal the Videociety recommondations are also not available - meaning that the covers are not present...

Does anybody else does also have this problem?

Toengel@Alex

Hi Toengel,

since the update to SmartTV the most services do not work correctly. Videociety is only one of them - I can confirm your observation at my TV set.
For me it seems its more a topic of the SmartTV update than of each single service.

Enjoy your TV, it's fun!
bta

smart
02-14-2012, 05:31 AM
@Toengel & bta: I have just tested videociety on my side. I could not find issues. The app was working fine. Menu is usable, all graphics were shown. The Trailers I tested were working and I have rented "Big Bug Bunny" as a testcase and this was also working.

However, in SmartTV portal, the cover art for the videociety movies are not shown.


Some speculation:
The cover arts might have created too much traffic, that might has triggered issues on videociety app. Since more and more cover arts were switched off, it is working again?
Can you retry?
Or it was just working for me, since there is not much traffic in the morning?

Toengel
06-08-2012, 09:48 AM
Hi,

please Philips... please activate Videociety for 2010 (with SD-Card slot) and newer Blu-ray players! I'm waiting over a year to have at least ONE REAL VOD service on my BDP9600... (I do not count Viewster).

Even on 2012 BDPs NO VOD service is available!

Toengel@Alex

RSWup
06-25-2012, 02:54 PM
Dear guys from Philips,

I just purchased a brand new BDP model (5510/12) in Germany hoping that I will be able to use a VOD service like videociety or maxdome. Neither/nor - I'm really disappointed especially because I was told that all 2012 BDP player will support VOD servcies.
Couldy anyone tell me when it will be available?

Thx,
RSWup

bta
07-17-2012, 06:28 PM
Hi together,

since some days videociety is very unstable at my 40pfl7605 at 140.047 FW. When I'm surfing around at videociety searching for some interesting movies videociety gets frozen after one or two minutes and after two or three seconds the tv goes black and reboots with flickering ambilight.

Due to this videociety as almost not usable for me right now.

Enjoy your TV, it's fun!
bta

Toengel
12-02-2012, 09:39 AM
Hi,

any News when Videociety is finally arriving on 2010 BDPs? At the moment, each day from 1-24th december they have a movie for free...

Toengel@Alex

doener
12-02-2012, 05:53 PM
Hi,

any News when Videociety is finally arriving on 2010 BDPs? At the moment, each day from 1-24th december they have a movie for free...

Toengel@Alex

I just registred there because of the free movies.
The first movie from 1. December is Lagging badly! Unwatchable.
Dont know, i think its not a problem on my side.

i just tested my internet connection
Download 30 Mbit/s
ping 19 ms

7606K02 TV is connected over ethernet 100 Mbit to the router.
Also inserted a 4 GB SD card without any changes.

The second seems to play fine.