The release of Smart TV was announces at IFA 2011. In the coming months Smart TV will be deployed to all connecting TV's. Connecting Blu-Ray players will also receive a Smart upgrade.
This upgrade will happen automatically.
Learn more about Smart TV on this website.
thats sounds great! Only for my understanding... The new layout... is this a new Net TV Portal layout or does the Smart TV replaces the HOME menu?
Does this apply only to 2011 models or also for 2010 and/or 2009?
All connecting devices will benefit from the new Smart release.
TV's will indeed show the new Smart TV portal, a complete new look with good changes and improvements.
Blu-ray players will also get a new Smart look.
Wow, fantastic. Thanks Philips. Comsumer care is working, also this forum.
And we will say bye bye to the IP EPG powered by tvtv (not very good for the spanish channels). The new provider it´s going to be Gracenote. See http://www.gracenote.com/events/ifa_berlin_2011/
Last edited by miro9000; 09-02-2011 at 11:54 AM.
Actually reading through the link you posted Gracenote bought tvtv, so really I'm not so confident the whole content situation will change , let's hope so anyway.
That sounds really fantastic, if I understand it correctly.
As from the link above, recording is one feature of SmartTV.
Looking at the filtered list of TVs (all SmartTVs):
I see 7000series of 2010 as SmartTV.
This would mean, an update would bring recording functionality to my 42PFL7695K/02, right?
will the 40PFL7605H/05 model be getting this update??
Yes ALL Internet-models!
Originally Posted by sterothery
Sorry, usb recording its only for 2011 tvs.
Originally Posted by smart
Tvs from 2010 have a very limited hardware.
Smart tv is a pack of apps that include: nettv, record to usb, recommendations and a lot of more features.
Yes you can access to smarttv because nettv is a part of smartv.
In few words, 2010 tvs only can access to nettv, and nettv its a part of smarttv, so you can use smarttv, but really you only can use nettv..
Dont expect to see any changes in your 2010 tv.
And owners of 2011 tvs, dont expect to use any feature of 2012tv..
With philips you must buy a new tv every year.
This is the best example of "loss os customer fidelity".
Originally Posted by exitido
Year by year the "1 year" previous models cannot be updated.
2010 models: with NET TV and WITHOUT wireless keyboard
2011 models: with NET TV and WITH wireless keyboard + USB recording.
No retrofit kits, no upgrade planned, nothing. It's a shame.
Normally the TV is not purchased every year in the families, I don't know in the Netherlands, maybe there they're given for free.
Last edited by Nettle; 09-05-2011 at 12:08 PM.
I totally agree. An EXPENSIVE tv is bought for the long term use (minimum is 10 years). Philips must put their act together and make sure the 2010-models get new features aswell!!
Originally Posted by Nettle
There must be some confusion there.
Originally Posted by exitido
I expect to see the new screen layout on my 2010 TV (37PFL7605H/12):
Btw, it looks fantastic and the colour keys on the remote are put to use, it seems much simpler than before.
With this change. Can we expect a working now/next-box when zapping aswell ?????
I have never heard or read something about Now/Next feature as a part of SmartTV. Erik, is there any source or reason for that? Or is this just another post in the hope you get that feature if posting the same in more threads, cross topic?
Regarding the SmartTV update for 2010 TVs, will this be just an update of NetTV to the New version, which is part of SmartTV or will 2010 TVs be updated to SmartTV, which also includes recording?
I just want to understand the announcement correctly. Not sure how to interprete it.