Philips Home Control Dual Released January, 2010. See link:
Philips, just load the keyboard and mouse drivers on the linux system, in the next firmware release.
I don't think it's that hard...
No need to support all the idioms, English/US QWERTY is ok!
Last edited by carlosfm; 10-02-2011 at 07:48 PM.
please take care of this requests: wireless keyboard for the 2010 TV models !!!!!
Not necessary that model but even a generic wireless qwerty one!
WE NEED IT !!!!!!!
Last edited by Nettle; 10-02-2011 at 07:37 PM.
Any updates on this?...
Any updates on this???????
For all internet connected TV models we offer universal Smartphone and Tablet Apps, it offers keypad/keyboard functionality via the Wifi network. We keep upgrading and expanding this functionality for Android & Apple. See this post.
The USB keyboard is specified for the 2011 range (= xxPFLxxx6x/xx) and beyond.
The remote control with pointer & keyboard mentioned on this post is under development for future products (2012 and beyond).
We are a company doing lots of research & development.
As a consequence next year’s products will be better than today’s products.
In the complexity of internet connected TV’s we make things better by improving the ease of use with more simplicity. That makes sense!
Last edited by Philips - Mark; 11-03-2011 at 01:43 PM.
we konw it very well since months!
Unfortunately not every Philips TV user has got an Android and/or a Apple smartphone (I've got a BBerry 4 example).
Should I purchase a smartphone to use it as remote control/keyboard for my TV because you don't want to laod a USB wireless keyboard driver?????
THAT IS NO SENSE!
I'll remember it for the next No-Philips TV purchase.
I do not share those requests. I do not want to have another PC in the living room with having the monitor at the other end of the room as the only difference from PCs as they were build the last decades.
Why a pointer? I do not think, that having a mouse style pointer and using the web like having a PC connected to the TV is the future of internet connected TV. TV is moreless a multiperson device with less heavy interaction. When you are in front of the TV with others, they might get bored when you are doing such heavy interaction like writing mails, chatting, playing games ...
There are ways to connect a small PC to your TV. Just take this: http://www.apple.com/macmini/
It supports a large range of software/full web/keyboard/mouse/flash.
I think that the UI should be kept more simple. One should be able to sue everything with an easy control interface like up/down, left/right and ok-button. Maybe a few more. But no full keyboard.
If I want to write long text documents, mails, etc, I will use a PC not a TV. If I'm sitting in front of the TV with a keyboard, I can also take a notebook. Then I have the screen directly in front of me, too ...
@Nettle: Why don't you request a MyRemote app for blackberry. I think this is much better for interaction as such ugly large keyboards ...
I think support of Blackberry, Windows Mobile and even more platforms for MyRemote is much better. Using the lightweight smartphone to interact in the living room is more practical from my point of view...
Originally Posted by smart
we're asking for BBerry MyRemote support since months on this forum (several PHilips forumers have got it) have you seen any answer from Philips on this topic?????
Last edited by Nettle; 11-03-2011 at 01:56 PM.
I agree, that we need MyRemote for Windows Phone 7 and other platforms...
Sorry, I have not seen those requests. It is impossible for me to have a complete overview ...
But I can understand that it would be really good to have that also on blackberry. I like to use the MyRemote, it can help to enter URL or search string. But I think the SMS style on the numbers is also good.
Maybe the support of the user when typing URLs might be supported in a better way:
Typing an h as first letter opens a list and first entry is: http://, second: https://, third is: http://www., if you enter an w, the list of urls could be opened and suggest www. as first entry.
Or even the most used urls, also from all NetTV users could be suggested by typing. T9 would be also helpful. And there are more ways to simplify the user interaction in a smart way. Tying less and having more completion...
can you every post something that helps others? I only read bashing posts from you... You buy a TV with the feature which were offered/advertised at the day when you bought your TV. Live with that! That is the real world. Of course you can hope and sometimes you get new features. But that is not the normal case.
The MyRemote App is a great enhancement that wasn't available at the beginning. So it's a big improvement. But as I already said, I agree with Nettle to support more devices (WP7, BB).
Try to take a look to the MyRemote announcement's post on this forum: several forumers were asking for a eventual planned MyRemote BlackBerry app (or type "Blackberry" in the Search engine of this forum).
Originally Posted by smart
No answers on this topic from Philips till now.
Last edited by Nettle; 11-04-2011 at 11:31 AM.
Philips saids that all nettv tvs from 2010 will have smarttv in 2011, loooooolool!.
Dear philips, dedicate to sell lamps and let that samsung make tvs, thanks.