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Philips - Benedickte
12-13-2012, 01:54 PM
Hi all.

The new FW is now live. This thread is for technical feedback only. For other discussions please post in the discussion thread (http://www.supportforum.philips.com/en/showthread.php?9535-Experience-Thread-FW-150-81-for-6-7-8-9000-Series-2012&p=47470#post47470).

Note: All posts need to be approved in this thread, meaning it will not be visable before this is done. No need to repost if not come live.



IMPORTANT: After upgrading your TV, it is necessary to perform a "cold start". This means that, after the TV is running again (after the update), shut down the TV, wait 1 minute (till all components are shut down), and unplug the TV from the mains (pull power cord) for 2 minutes before starting again.

Changelog:

QF1EU-0.150.82.0 (Date published: 2012-12-19)·Improvement about the Headweb app for the Nordics ONLY.

QF1EU-0.150.81.0 (Date published: 2012-12-13)
· Improvement about some USB sticks that are not recognized.
· Improvement on UI speed/HBBTV and TXT.
· Improvement on opening animation in setup menu.
· Improvement on clocklevel for different countries.
· Improvement for YouTube not playing smoothly.
· Improvement for easy link.
· Adaptation in ambilight for the Lounge Light mode.
· Solution for "New device found..." issue ,popup screen will not appear multiple times in the dialog box.
· Crash in web browser on “Bild.de”.
· Solution for Ambilight starts by itself in the morning.
· Improvement for quick start-up automatic mode not working well.
· Improvement for set totally blocked after receiving RC5 command (with “ZON” RC’s).
· Improvement for set stuck in standby.(HDMI devices)
· Improvement for set starts by itself randomly.
· Improvement for cracking noise/ Sound drops.( HDMI devices)


Please use the following template in this thread.
Off topic posts regarding the firmware will be moved to the discussion thread (linked over).
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TV Model:
Previous Firmware:

Positive:
+
+
+

Negative:
-
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-
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Best regards,
Benedickte

mrb1972
12-13-2012, 09:25 PM
TV Model:55 PFL6007
Previous Firmware:133.5

Negative:
- Dynamic Backlight Flicker (Standard Setting, Power & Best even worse)
Same settings and playback of same scenes on firmware 133.5 dont show the flicker, its just since 150.x versions

acidduck
12-14-2012, 04:29 PM
TV Model: 47PFL6907T
Previous Firmware: 150.48

Negative:
- Dynamic Backlight Flicker (also present in previous firmware).
- Channel switching seems slower.
- Menu is still way to sluggish for a 2012 television set. Embarrassing.

leukocyt
12-14-2012, 08:40 PM
TV Model: 42PFL6007k
Previous Firmware: 150.48

Positive:
+ Startup seems faster
+
+

Negative:
- Dolby Digital noise issue still present
- Backlight flicker issue still present
- Menu seem more sluggish than before
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mccrimmon
12-15-2012, 03:24 PM
TV Model: 47PFL6907T
Previous Firmware: 150.48

Negative:
- Dynamic Backlight Flicker (also present in previous firmware).
- HDNM (does not seem to work. picture distorts - was same in previous firmware)
- Menu seems very slow (was the same in previous firware)
- USB 3.0 Flash Memory Stick not working (same problem in previous firmware) (tv says USB detected - reading files, however, this message does not go away. When you go into USB source, it says no USB device detected.

I only received my TV yesterday and am considering sending it back. The picture quality is fantastic, however, the backlight flicker and HDNM issues are concerning.

pepescratch
12-15-2012, 04:54 PM
TV Model: 42PFL 6057/12
Previous Firmware: 150.81

Positive:
+ Faster menu navigation (now the navigation is perfect)
+ I can change the language on my .mkv files

Negative:
- Natural motion flicker (also present in all firmware)
- Dynamic Backlight Flicker

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Htep
12-15-2012, 06:03 PM
Hello,

Update done, here are my feedbacks

TV Model: 47PFL6907
Previous Firmware: 133.X dowgrade with philips support because of noise when chanel change

Positive:
+ No sound when change channel
+ Faster navigation in the menu
+ No probleme with Dynamic Backlight flicker


Negative:
- HDNM issue always persists (please focus on this bug for next update) If it's an hardware issue, Philips have to fix it
- Social TV doesn't work on smart Tv
- Menu are very very old-fashioned, please look at Samsung UI

Shaegen
12-16-2012, 10:16 AM
TV Model: 47PFL6907T/12
Previous Firmware: 150.48

Negative:
- Dynamic Backlight Flicker (disappears with the setting off)
- ~5 pixels image shift to the right with Game-/Computer-mode
- Slow menus (I'd prefer snappy flat menus over slow animations)

pizzacats
12-17-2012, 08:37 PM
TV Model: 46PFL8007K
Previous Firmware: 150.48.13

Positive:
+ No sound when change channel
+ Multi audio channel supported on Mkv

Negative:
- again and same issue as previous FW, while looking at a mkv 3D side by side picture when selecting 2D I have 2 pictures side by side whereas with FW 133.xxx the Movie was played with only one picture full screen. Already reported and no feedback.

techinspector
12-18-2012, 02:59 PM
TV Model: 47PFL6007K/12
Previous Firmware: 0.133.3.0 + 0.150.48.14
Positive:
+ improved speed
Negative:
- cracking noise with HDMI-source (IPTV-receiver Full-HD) still exists with fw0.150.81.0_bld8a
(cracking noise randomly / not repeatable, until ~1/2 sec. after switching channel)

Addition 12-26-2012+ff.:
Firmware on German product-page now has been updated to 0.150.81, on German support-page to version 0.150.82;

Cracking noise via HDMI-source also with fw. 0.150.82 still exists (randomly at the moment of switching the channel via IPTV-receiver;
experiences of other users also see: TV software 2012 mod.,
"HDMI sound problem after upgrading firmware") !
** This problem did not occur with my previus TV (other brand),
but now already with exchanged 2nd Phil. 47PFL6007K/12 ! **

christsys
12-19-2012, 09:37 AM
TV Model: 42PFL6907H/12
Previous Firmware: 0.133.5.0 + 0.150.48.13 + 0.150.48.14
Positive:
+ improved stability
Negative:
- cracking noise when I switch from SD Channel to HD Channel in my sat receiver (same issue in previous firmware: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRsX2D0uIX0)
- dynamic backlight flicker
- high quality settings of HDNM cause slow playing picture

mccrimmon
12-20-2012, 12:47 PM
TV Model: 47PFL6907T
Previous Firmware: 150.81

Negative:
- Dynamic Backlight Flicker (also present in previous firmware).
- HDNM (does not seem to work. picture distorts - was same in previous firmware)
- USB 3.0 64gb pen formatted as ExFat not being recognised (USB 2.0 4gb pen formatted FAT32 works)

SlimmeTV
12-25-2012, 11:34 AM
TV Model: 40PFL8007K/12
Previous Firmware: 0.150.048.14
Positive:
+ Found new device popup seems gone (by the way, seems that after downgrading back to 150.048.14 its gone there to..not tested thorough!)
Negative:
- Very annoying crackling noise introduced (was not there with former FW revision; I downgraded to be sure) Tested with flac and mkv. Crackling occurs when starting or when skipping chapters. In some cases cracking does even not stop anymore.

JeroenSt
12-25-2012, 10:08 PM
TV Model:55 PFL6007
Previous Firmware:133.5

Negative:
- Dynamic Backlight Flicker (Standard Setting, Power & Best even worse)
Same settings and playback of same scenes on firmware 133.5 dont show the flicker, its just since 150.x versions

I can confirm this on a 42pfl6007h/12, software version QF1EU-0.150.48.13

aise
12-26-2012, 01:18 PM
TV Model: 55PFL8007k
Previous Firmware: 150.48

Negative:
- Remote still acts up, now the led is blinking when i press buttons but nothing happens
- Graphical glitch in options (icons not aligned)
- TV is doing something at nights, it switches on several times every night (WTF?!?). HDD's spin up, last night it switched on 6am for 5min and then again 6:13am for 2min. This is ABSURD! What kind of a feature is this?

petr.balek
12-26-2012, 10:00 PM
TV Model: 32PFL6007K/12
Previous Firmware: 0.150.48.14 (or older)
+ speed for loading of teletext

- problem with encoding of international characters in Teletext (Czech)
- solution is only: Option -> Language -> Group II
- problem is, that this settings is not permanent - this must be applyed each time, when TXT is used

Manuj
01-02-2013, 10:02 PM
TV Model: 47PFL6007
Previous Firmware: 150.48

Negative:
- Dynamic Backlight Flicker (disappears with the setting off)
- ~5 pixels image shift to the right with Game-/Computer-mode
- Slow menus (I'd prefer snappy flat menus over slow animations)

maxcarpone
01-06-2013, 12:57 AM
TV Model: 37PFL6007H/12
Previous Firmware: 0.108.8.0

I didn't use the TV with the previous firmware because I updated it as soon as I plugged it!

Positive:
+
Negative:
- Strange behavior with DivX files which work great with a 2011 TV model : cracking noise and stuttering/flickering video. See there : http://www.supportforum.philips.com/en/showthread.php?9535-Experience-Thread-FW-150-82-for-6-7-8-9000-Series-2012&p=49470&viewfull=1#post49470
- The TV enables the Natural Motion and perhaps other settings like Clear LCD by it self! After each start, these functions are back on again even if the menu says it's "off"! See there :
http://www.supportforum.philips.com/en/showthread.php?9535-Experience-Thread-FW-150-82-for-6-7-8-9000-Series-2012&p=49618&viewfull=1#post49618

Doengel
01-07-2013, 12:56 PM
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TV Model: 46pfl9707
Previous Firmware: 133.05

Positive:
+ improved speed of the menu
+ improved stability of the system

Negative:
- dynamic Backlight shows vertical stripes on fast camera movements ( overmodulation of the panel?)
- loss of picture quality: picture looks washed out (foggy), lack of colour brilliants, picture motion blur on still objects while the camera is moving
- picture smearing ( ghosting ) picture is very hectic --> both makes you headaches
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Zerbaali
01-08-2013, 09:52 AM
TV Model: 55PFL6007T
Previous Firmware: Factory settings

Positive:
+ EasyLink works perfectly with Marantz SR6006 amplifier.
+
+

Negative:
- Operating system interface is slow in all aspects. For example TV-guide and program info screens take several seconds to load, while much older TV's do that near instantly. Another example; volume level screen update speed falls behind the actual volume level, which is quite obvious while using external amplifier which casts own volume level screen through HDMI and tv casts own volume info on top of HDMI picture.
- Viaplay application pause not working. Continue after pausing the film causes pretty much halting the whole tv or at least fully recovering requires that the tv is booted.
- It is possible to attach keyboard and mouse to the tv, but many of the applications do not support them. For example search fucntions would be much faster with keyboard in use.

marcveen
01-08-2013, 09:55 AM
TV Model: 40PFL7007H/12
Previous Firmware: 150.48

Negative:
- Opening screen of Smart TV sometimes freezes. Exit button doesn't work. When you push the TV button screen turns black with the TV preview window still playing. The only way to exit is to restart the TV.

Htep
01-10-2013, 10:49 AM
47PFL6907

Positive:
+

Negative:
- DLNA doesn't always work after a long time in standby whereas all other DLNA device work perfectly. Are you DLNA compliant (SRT does not work with all codec which have to work with DLNA standards).
- HDNM is very very very uggly at all...

When will be the next firmware released?

kagerok
01-13-2013, 07:58 PM
42PFL6007H
previous firmware factory
positive :
+ speed up menu
negative :
- 3d in computer and game mode work really really bad with high input lag and give headache. Impossible to watch the TV more than 30 sec, and the bug is there with any source ( PS3, XBOX 360 or PC ). Seems like the HDNM is still activate even if i can't go into the HDNM and CLEAR LCD setting. If i put normal mode again and desactivate HDNM, the 3d will be good but with HIGH input lag and little stutter appear.
- still in game mode and computer mode with any source ( PS3, XBOX 360, PC ), there is some pixel line missing ( maybe around 5px ) on the right side of the screen, and i can't change it with the calibrate setting.

VladN
01-15-2013, 09:03 AM
TV Model: 42pfl6007k
Previous Firmware: 108.08

Positive:
+ improved speed of the menu

Negative:
- the menus are on opaque black background (previously transparent);
- when volume is increased the TV reacts very slowly and if the change is by one or two steps of the volume pointer, it does not appear on the screen at all;
- the channel logo at programme selection and the volume pointer are on a terrible black band which hides almost one third of the screen;
- in the course of DLNA performance the TV set can see the media server and the files, but if a file is chosen, nothing practically happens;
- and the worst effect: the picture quality deteriorated drastically. The resolution is poor (no details can be seen), the images are blurred, the picture is too dark.

Bennes
01-16-2013, 09:59 PM
With this firmware i have the following:

con's
- Sometimes when you switch off the TV with remote or button on backside the TV switches off but restarts again.
You can only pull the power plug to reset this mechanism and stop the TV from turning on.
- I use WIFI for tv connection with my Firtzbox 6360. Many times the TV asks for reentering the WPA2 code for connection.
It doesn't seem to remember the Key. Very Annoying!
Best sulotion seems to set fixed IP on both TV and Modem and use network with static IP.
This is not a proper solution for most people.
- Hard drive ( USB1) keeps spinning when not in use.
- SMart TV hangs very often. Only remedy is pull the power plug.
- When looking at recorded movies there is no way to reset to the beginning of the movie or to move through the movie in a
convinient way. Using the left or right button exhaust your thumb, using fast forward crashes the tv..
- Menu operations are very slow.

techinspector
01-21-2013, 08:38 PM
in reply of post #12 from mccrimmon
(not recognized usb-pen, formatted with ExFat-filesystem):

For file-size more then 4GB (witch is the max. size for FAT32) on my TV 47PFL6007K/12 a 16GB SD-Card formatted with NTFS filesystem works without problems.
You should also try NTFS.
Best regards from techinspector.