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    I Love my new telly, but...........

    So first things first - my 40" 9000 2010 series is amazing.
    It's got the HD's the 3D's and the spectra's (three of them - oh the win).

    The blacks are like staring directly into the abyss.
    Colours so vivid they cause me to question the very nature of reality,
    sharpness that I'm sure will one day cause my eyes to bleed and the ambilights.
    oh the ambilights, how you seduce me with your colours and your shiny.

    In terms of connectivity its got it all - with a number and variety of sockets normally found only in brothels.
    the finish is nice, the remote is also very nice.
    It's a pleasure to hold, and a joy to use.

    BUT - I am suprised at some of the oversights, which have been overlooked.
    (pay attention Mr Philips, because i'm sure you could fix them with a software update)

    ok so Gripe 1,
    TXT input - what a mess.
    first rule of on screen keyboard is if I am at the very right of the keyboard, and I press right, I want to end up on the left side of the keyboard - same with up and down.
    second point regarding the onscreen keyboard would be to combine the sms style input with the onscreen keyboard.
    currently if i have the onscreen keyboard open and i press the number key's on the remote i just get the number - it would be good if you could use the onscreen keyboard AND the sms style input at the same time.

    gripe 2
    The ambilights
    the wall I have my tv mounted on is blue - it's cobalt blue - however the blue's that the wall adaptive ambilight options give me don't exactly match this colour.
    I would guess that the wall adaptive ambilight follows a basic (though admittedly ingenious) algorithm.
    altering the RGB values of the ambilight in accordance to the RGB values of the wall colour,
    would it not be possible to be able to select your wall colour using something similar to the Microsoft custom colour selector as seen in everything from MSpaint upwards?

    gripe 3
    Net TV
    ok so in the UK this is a complete waste of time, I won't even mention the full depravity that is the youtube app.
    I signed into my youtube account (where my setting dictate that on full screen video's play on the highest resolution available, yet still on the TV its only low quality)

    you NEED to get iplayer working on your TV - yes screen freaks will buy the telly with or without the iplayer - but mr Joe average, will see a samsung or sony for cheaper, with iplayer and even love film - bye bye customer.

    you would probably only need to sell an additional 10 tv's in the uk to justify hiring some IT guy for a week or 2 to give your tv flash support, and another 4 telly's to build a dedicated iplayer app.

    still on the whole a good telly, It's just a pity that you HAVE to have your computer switched on if you wan't to display anything mildly internet related as the "net TV" is so very piss poor

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    Dear TheBreadSultan,

    I'm completely agree with you.

    Regarding the investment to solve the underlined issue, don't kid yourself too: we're waiting for a solution for heavy sound drops of our Philips TV's (via HDMI or SPDIF) since mid 2010 and no solutions were found till now (and after 3 different useless firmware versions).

    Thant means....bye bye new (and old) customers.

    regards

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    Hi,

    the firmware releases weren't useless - the fixed some other annoying bugs and added some new features...

    Toengel@Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toengel View Post
    Hi,

    the firmware releases weren't useless -
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    As wrote before, for the sound drop issue via HDMI and SPDIF they were useless!

    regards

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    Well I can Live with the dodgy keyboard and poor NET TV
    as these are optional extra's

    I do hope that they can give us more ambilight wall colours.

    Because it would make a big difference to the viewing experience of a lot of customers and it would be really easy to implement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toengel View Post
    Hi,

    the firmware releases weren't useless - the fixed some other annoying bugs and added some new features...

    Toengel@Alex
    Like what? What are the new features added?

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    Hi,

    why did I know that this question would come...

    - Net TV 2.5 Portal
    - DVB-S PIP

    Toengel@Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toengel View Post
    Hi,

    why did I know that this question would come...

    - Net TV 2.5 Portal
    - DVB-S PIP

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    Because NetTV is a useless feature in most countries?
    My NetTV lists only 9 "apps" in total. Do what in there?
    And the PIP "feature" would have been nice, if:

    a) Had a decent implementation (i.e. the thumbnail was working for all inputs, not only DVB-T/DVB-S)
    b) Didn't disappear when I am browsing my vast number of 9 apps...

    Any features that involves the real part of the TV? Something that involves mostly changes in the software the TV runs, and not an XML file in some server?

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