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aslaugjo
11-22-2011, 01:19 PM
Here is an new review on the 40PFL8606H.
http://www.digitalversus.com/tv-television/philips-40pfl8606h-p12066/test.html

It gets good review but I am concerned about this point:

"The media player itself was something of a disappointment. During our tests, it didn't recognise any of our MKV files, nor could it cope with chapters or subtitle tracks."

However the leaflet on the philips homepage says: (http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/4/40pfl8606h_12/40pfl8606h_12_pss_aen.pdf)

Multimedia Applications
• Video Playback Formats: Codec support:,
Containers: AVI, MKV, H264/MPEG-4 AVC,
MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9/VC1

Will this be fixed in the next software upgrade?

Has anyone tried to play mkv files from flash drive via USB?

Regards.

Toengel
11-22-2011, 01:20 PM
Hi,

see supported codecs (2010 also apply for 2011): http://www.supportforum.philips.com/en/showthread.php?1067-Supported-CODEC-overview-for-ALL-models-(TV-HTS-and-Blu-ray)

Toengel@Alex

Philips - Thomas
11-22-2011, 01:22 PM
Hi

mkv is not a codec. Its a container, it can "contain" basically everything.
To see what parts from "everything" will work, look at the link from Toengel's post.

Regards
Thomas

aslaugjo
11-22-2011, 02:04 PM
Thank you for the info
I will bring some of my files to the store and test them before buying the set

aslaugjo
03-02-2012, 01:18 PM
Hi
Just to update. I have tried several mkv files and they have all worked except one that didnīt give any sound. I am happy with my TV except for one little detail: The box was missing some crucial screws needed for the stand/wall mount. I wenīt back to the store and they looked in two other unopened TV boxes and these screws were missing in all of them! I had a screw that fitted in my screwbar at home but, I intend to go back to the store soon when they have hopefully got them sent from Philips.