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Nova
04-14-2012, 05:05 PM
Hi,

the current super ultimate HTS9140 soundbar is advertised with DLNA functionalities, but actually it has just DLNA-Player (DMP) and not DLNA-Renderer (DMR) implemented. This causes that the network functionality is just intricate:
1.) Switch on the TV
2.) Select the right input source at the TV
3.) Navigate through the menu of the soundbar
4.) Search and explore the files on the PC with the TV remote (which is very inconvenient and takes some time)
5.) Select and play the file or playlist
6.) Switch off the TV (and hope that the soundbar will not switch off along with the TV). Otherwise it would cost more electricity and could damage the TV.

Process with DLNA-Renderer (DMR):
1.) Select the file or playlist via the PC (which is already switched on to host the DLNA-Server) or mobile phone or another DLNA compatible device
2.) Select "Play To" and the soundbar device from the context menu
That's it. No unnecessary TV device between the devices, no complicated menus, etc.

The DLNA-DMR functionality was already realized by Philips with the network players (for example NP3900) so that should actualy not be complicated.

That is the most important point at the moment which prevents me from buying the soundbar and there seems also not to be a successor soundbar which is "really" DLNA compatible. Can a solution (firmware update) be expected for HTS9140?

Thank you in advance.

Regards,

Nova

Mglat
06-30-2012, 11:24 AM
The DLNA-DMR functionality was already realized by Philips with the network players (for example NP3900) so that should actualy not be complicated.

That is the most important point at the moment which prevents me from buying the soundbar and there seems also not to be a successor soundbar which is "really" DLNA compatible. Can a solution (firmware update) be expected for HTS9140?

Thank you in advance.

Regards,

Nova

Totally agree with Nova. The HTS9140 does not live up to the expectations of a highest device. It does not support the things mentioned by Nova and also it does not support external subtitiles when playing (dlna player mode) a movie. My Synology NAS offers e.g. 7 different subtitle on a certain bray movie, but none of the external subs are shown. Has to do with supporting just 1 file while streaming?
All these mathers can be solved by a software update. So it is entirely upto Philips to do something about it.

Please inform your customer community on your approach.
Best regards,
Marcel

Mglat
11-09-2012, 12:03 PM
Dissapointing that no respons is comming.
The media player functionality is realy not up to date. Other media players like WD LiveTV support playing iso, DVD menu's and subtitles.

Maybe twitter is a better way to draw attention?

Oscar
11-09-2012, 12:52 PM
And they work normal via USB etc?

Mr Wolf
11-09-2012, 02:53 PM
Mmmmh...I'm not an expert but I do not think that a DLNA profile can be upgraded to 1.5 via software only, I don't know, in every case I see a soundbar as a Home Theatre System that is intended to work with a TV, for simple music streaming I choose others product.
For the subs I'm sure that can be shown via DLNA depending of the Media Server used, I do not remember the name of the one I'm using because is working in background since more then 1 year and I tried a lot of them, but for sure has transcoding capabilities, that is the thing that "embed" the subs with the video streaming. The one I'm usind is a bit slow and with some loss of resolution sometime but I got my subs via dlna. Later I will check on my laptop for the name.

Cheers