View Full Version : 40PFL8606K/02 => future development in subtitles?

02-21-2012, 10:37 AM
Dear Philips-employee,

I am very pleased with my recent purchase of the 40PFL8606K/02, it's a remarquable tv, excellent picture quality.
One setback however is that it suffers from the lack of decent subtitle programming when playing movies through USB.

I know one of the recent updates (i have included .srt support, but frankly said,
it is simply not on par with other 2011 technology.
The subtitles from a .srt are very centered, small, and have a black background?
It looks aweful really, and it drags down the whole experience of watching movies with beautiful ambilight.

One might suggest, why not simply softcode the .srt in your .avi of .mkv, it takes merely 30-90 seconds?
Well indeed, but the usb-mediaplayer on the tv does not 'recognize' softcoded subs in the videofile.

So my question is:

Do you have future plans to improve .srt-subtitle quality, or make the mediaplayer recognize softcoded subs?
It really can't be that hard, we know you have the technology for it.

I, among others, would looks very much forward to this.

Thanks in advance,


Philips - Thomas
02-22-2012, 09:30 AM
Hi Jordy

just hardcode the Subtitle to the Video and you can have the Subtitles as you want to have them.


02-22-2012, 11:11 AM
Hello Thomas,

The problem with hardcoding is that you have to actually convert the videofile to include the sub into the video,
resulting in the loss of quality (and time consuming).

It requires such workarounds from our side to get subs (properly) working.

Thus, my question, do you have plans to improve .srt subtitle quality in a future update?
Or make softcoded subs selectable in the menu when playing through USB?



Philips - Thomas
02-22-2012, 12:13 PM

I'm sure that there are tools available which give you the ability to hardcode subtitles without having less Quality in Videos.
However, i dont see any Plans for improving srt support.