Still not good. To much crosstalk and an unpleasant viewing experience. However in this version 3D is not as bad as the .39, but the .037 still had the best 3D picture on my set.
Thanks both for the information, we'll wait a couple of weeks..
Something else: I don't have 3D, but according to the (official) changelog that has been provided with version 40, the only thing fixed is the NetTV. So no changes with 3D?
be aware that you have to wait 1 or 2 minutes after the tv set is switched on (also when started out of standby) until you first start NetTV. Otherwise you will see exact the behavior that you describe.
(This is due to the boot procedure of the TV - first everything to watch TV is done; it is a TV, and after that the additional features like NetTV are started in background. This was described by Philips in an roughly old post - but I'm to lazy to look for it :p)
Why a manufacturer nowadays should loose a lot of time for testing his products while plenty of
very kind users do have enough of time to test it for free and in their own free time? This is very
common meanwhile, PHILIPS is no exception.
I am so glad I have chosen a quite easy TV (a 5605) from PHILIPS (without all the "Schnickschnack"
around), so a lot of trouble did not reach me at all but the little macroblock problem from time to time
for a few minutes.
The result I now see is: if a new generation of TVs is appearing, you have to wait many months until
all the features you should have from the beginning are more or less finally working to satisfiy the
But you know, we users always want to buy our TVs as cheap as possible and with the best of the
best quality for this very low money amount. But can this work and pay out? It's the user's choice!
Kind regards! Chris
Don't know if this is new to 140.40 but the TV seems to stop working after using NetTV for some minutes. It has happened twice now on consecutive days. I don't know if it is a new bug as I don't use NetTV very much as there is so little offered in the UK. Basically I was watching something on Cinetrailer or YouTube and when I hit the Back button on the remote nothing happened and I eventually ended up with a black screen. I then switched to the Watch TV and the screen stayed black. I then switched to my external Freeview HD box (HDMI) and the screen said "No video signal". Eventually I gave up and restarted the TV using the remote and things returned to normal. Is this a known bug?
I think that my DVB-T picture quality is worse with 140.40 compared to 140.39.
It reminds me some (bad) firmwares of the past.
There is too much noise at the borders between colours.
My advice is to not update to 140.40.
can you maybe upload a picture to show more in detail what you mean?
I'm running 140.40 almost a week.
Positive: in my situation, the tv has become faster. After starting up, the menu's go a lot smoother. Before you had to wait +/- 5 min. before they work well. And of course, the net tv application works quite fast now.
Negative: 3D is still awful. And I'm very unhappy with it. Finally I've bought a tv set of 3000€, I spent 250€ for a 3D upgrade-set and it's worthless :(
After 10 (!!!!) softwareupdates starting from november 2010 and a new LCD panel (also according 3D problems) I'm done with it.
If it's not possible to create a tv with a good 3D experience, don't sell a 3D kit with it, but sell it as a tv without 3D!
As one problem was fixed (NetTV works as a charm!) it's time for a new problem!
Now, the backlight occasionally goes banana's.
The whole right side of the screen is blinking like crazy for some time and then it is just normal.
Just contacted Support and I've also mentioned the - still occurring - sound/picture losses via HDMI and the fact that sometimes there are halo's (especially when you've got a black screen and something bright, whcih does not fill the screen, appears).
I've also said that I already accepted the occasional halo's, which he could not accept.
Within 24hr I will be called by the tech department....
Update after few weeks working with 140.40. NetTV is connecting good, no glitches seen. Speed is reasonable, I hope they (Philips) rule out the advertising beacuse it adds nothing to NetTV. All advertising is only about existing apps, so what's the point ? I have only discovered a new NetTV problem, sometimes when I choose an app, it connects to some degree and then the TV gives a click sound, turns black and after a few seconds it reboots. After about 30 seconds everything is working again.
In reality the effect is a bit worse, youtube re-encoding of the videos has smoothed it out.
This problem was there since when I first bough my 9705 last September, but with 140.39 was really minimal (i.e. seen in some cases on a single channel only). Unfortunately, with 140.40 the problem is back again, and shows always in all DVB-T channels.