Exactly what services are availble in the US
We have had our new Phillips for a week and are still learning but so far I am disappointed in the Net Tv, Media Connect, and LAN access. All of the cool bells and whistles I hope to get, things that were advertised by the seller, published in the manual are not to my expectation.
My Model 46 PFL5705D\F7. What can this model do besides be a very nice LCD HDTV?
When I select Net Tv I get nothing but radios stations, that is all. Media Connect doesn't even exist, you have to have a code to get it, guess what no code anywhere in my documentation so there is no media sharing from my PC. The unit does have an ethernet port and of course I have it working but so far all it can do is play radio stations and let me spend money at net flicks. I am not interested in getting movies from netflix and if radio stations is all this machine can do then Isay this TV is not internet ready.
Philips WTF can this TV do that I am not seeing?
media-center faq from Philips web site
Even though the FAQs for Philips Wi-Fi MediaConnect are listed under the Philips Wi-Fi dongle PTA01/00, you DO NOT need any additional hardware accessory device other than the Wireless Dongle which came with your unit to use Philips Wi-Fi MediaConnect; MediaConnect is a software feature built in to your unit's firmware.
All you need is the Wi-Fi MediaConnect software installed on your PC, a Philips Wi-Fi Media Connect capable HDTV, Blu-ray player or Blu-ray HTiB and both your Philips device and PC must be on the same Home Network (i.e. connected to the same router).
You can also use Wi-Fi Media Connect with a wired Ethernet connection (Philips to Router and/or PC to Router); it does not have to be Wi-Fi."
The last line in the faq states specifically you can use media-connect thru an ethernet connection. More mis-information?
So far I am finding the Philips solution as worthless as the ethernet port on my model of LCD. I truly truly truly wish I had not purchased this one. :mad:
Sign me as one mislead and pissed off consumer. and I will not recommend my model to anyone.