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    Wifi Media Connect for Mac OSX

    Hello,

    are there any plans by Philips to release a version of Wifi Media Connect for Mac OS X?

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    Hi Crick

    no there are no plans to have this Software also for OSX.

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    Not sure what WiFi Media Connect is but if its free DLNA software for the Mac you're after then there are a couple I know of: Serviio and PS3 Media Server.
    I have installed Serviio recently and its pretty easy to set up and has a good support froum. I haven't tried PS3 Media server yet but I'm planning on doing so.

    There is also MediaTomb but that might be a little more difficult to install on the Mac [it involves something called Fink]
    Last edited by mike tv; 01-27-2012 at 03:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philips - Thomas View Post
    Hi Crick

    no there are no plans to have this Software also for OSX.

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    Hi - I'm confused, as on this web page <http://www.usa.philips.com/c/televisions/4000-series-32-inch-class-po-32pfl4907_f7/prd/en/> it says that WiFi Media Connect is for both PC and MAC, but other things I've found say it is not available for MAC. Am I missing something? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by classicmds View Post
    Hi - I'm confused, as on this web page <http://www.usa.philips.com/c/televisions/4000-series-32-inch-class-po-32pfl4907_f7/prd/en/> it says that WiFi Media Connect is for both PC and MAC, but other things I've found say it is not available for MAC. Am I missing something? Thanks
    Hi,
    I can understand you're confusion, I just want to inform you that the statement are meant for European models only, not US models.
    I would advice you to contact your local costumer service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philips - Benedickte View Post
    Hi,
    I can understand you're confusion, I just want to inform you that the statement are meant for European models only, not US models.
    I would advice you to contact your local costumer service.

    Regards
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    But the statement is made on the US website. This should be taken down or else it is false advertising.

    Also, another moderator said specifically that "we do not program Software for specific country's and as long as Windows is the Main OS on the PC Market we will concentrate to deliver the Software to that Users."

    <http://www.supportforum.philips.com/en/showthread.php?4179-Media-Connect-on-a-Mac>

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    classicmds - What Benedickte was refering to is that this Support Forum is only for the Euro Philips TVs. The USA TVs are a little differerent. Some of the Internet connected USA TVs do support MediaConnect for Mac. Please see this FAQ for more details on which models will work for Mac.

    http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/d...3277&faqview=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camthedog View Post
    classicmds - What Benedickte was refering to is that this Support Forum is only for the Euro Philips TVs. The USA TVs are a little differerent. Some of the Internet connected USA TVs do support MediaConnect for Mac. Please see this FAQ for more details on which models will work for Mac.

    http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/d...3277&faqview=1
    Yes, but my point was that the main US website (not this forum) for these TVs has a blanket statement on its front page that it has MediaConnect for Mac which seems at best confusing, at worst misleading. Have a look, at http://www.usa.philips.com/c/televis...907_f7/prd/en/

    You can see it says "Connect your PC or MAC wirelessly to your television with Media Connect." It is a large, headline statement, and it appears to be wrong, or at least not universally applicable for US TVs. So I was simply asking: why is it there on the US site?!

    I didn't realize this particular forum was only for Europe as I came here from the US support site, and don't see any mention of this being European only discussion.

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    Also, it seems from the statements made on these forums that this feature is not supported anywhere in the world.
    In this forum, Benedicte stated about my enquiry about WiFi media connect for mac that: "I just want to inform you that the statement are meant for European models only, not US models.

    And on another discussion thread on this forum, s/he has stated:

    "For your information that WiFi Media Connect is not supported on Europe models. When it comes to USA models these are supported."

    So...it is supported nowhere, but advertised everywhere?!

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