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    Poll: Now/next box when zapping

    Do you want a now/next box when zapping on your 2010-model Philips tv like on all other brandmarks nowadays ?

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    I'd actually like to have it on my 2011 model as well.

    Maybe Philips can just offer something like a plugin-interface, where people can download additional functionality from external sources. This would allow others to develop functions like this, and Philips would not run into patenting/licensing issues.

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    definetly something that i really want and would much appreciated (i think its really usefull)

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    forget it, philips never implement this function for 2010 models

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    Nor will it be on the 2011 and future TV's.

    Get an external receiver for watching your digital channels.

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    As far as I know, this was removed/is not available because of patent issues.

    I did a search and found this one:
    http://www.google.com/patents/US5343300

    Seems that Thompson is owning this patent.
    As referenced in the U.S. patent, there are european patents, which should gate us here. But I did not find any information on them.

    The US one was filed in Nov 1991 and the date of patent is Aug 1994. Wikipedia says, the maximum lifetime for patents is 20 years in german right. So not sure if the patent will last until 2014 or if it ended last year.

    Does anybody have some knowledge on it?

    Would it be possible for Philips to activate that feature with the ending of the patent? Something like: prepare the functionality in the background and activate it on ending of the patent lifetime.

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    i have choosed YES. I dont want to hear about patent issues. i dont care because no other brands make problems about that and offer the now/next box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goforit View Post
    i have choosed YES. I dont want to hear about patent issues. i dont care because no other brands make problems about that and offer the now/next box.
    totally agree. I've got a small and cheap Telefunken and yeah it got it too. And a 52' brand new philips it doesnt......dont think its pretty normal.

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    oh damn,
    i bought a tv without this fuction ...
    i'm nut's.

    greatings

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    I vote yes.

    I’m pretty sure Philips have their share of patented cheep obtained “inventions” that they milks their rivals with.

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    Yes Yes Yes
    Incredible that Philips does not support it. Every other brand does.
    Because of this i don't buy any Philips product anymore. I just don't thrust them anymore.

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    This is maybe the oldest feature that we "beg" for our Philips TV in this forum!

    Regards

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    Hi Guys

    I'm sorry to say but I have to inform you that this function will not come anymore.
    We have decided not to work on this feature anymore for actual or "older" sets, so we can put as much effort as we have into our new ranges and major updates for the actual TV's.
    I know this is sad for all of you, but we had to make decisions. I guess you will understand that this function is not critical for the use of the TV while others are, and there we need to focus on.

    Regards
    Thomas
    Last edited by Philips; 03-02-2012 at 06:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philips - Thomas View Post
    Hi Guys

    I'm sorry to say but I have to inform you that this function will not come anymore.
    We have decided not to work on this feature anymore for actual or "older" sets, so we can put as much effort as we have into our new ranges and major updates for the actual TV's.
    I know this is sad for all of you, but we had to make decisions. I guess you will understand that this function is not critical for the use of the TV while others are, and there we need to focus on.

    Regards
    Thomas
    THIS IS TOTAL LACK OF COSTUMER CARE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DAMN! I BOUGHT A VERY VERY VERY EXPENSIVE TV AND I EXPECT THIS FEATURE ON MY 2010 TV.
    This is total arrongance on the part of Phllips, reason I will never ever buy a philips tv again.

    No way in hell Philips can do this to their customers. This is a feature that should be working on this kind of expensive tv, and I expect it to be there. If this wasnot mentioned in this forom two years ago, i would think Philips didnot know that customers want this feature. But donot come two years later that you are not willing to implement it as there have been a lot of complaint in this forum about this ESSENTIAL missing feature.

    WE DEMAND IT. This feature should be on this tv in the first place, as I expected it to be on board when I bought the tv (because every brand has it). So when it doesnot function I think I have the right to exchange the tv with Philips for a 2012 tv which does have it on board.

    AND YES THIS IS A CRITICAL FUNCTION BECAUSE EVERY TV OFF ALL OTHER BRANDS HAVE IT. If it wasnot a criticalo function we wouldnot have to SCREAM AND BEG for it in all these two years. Look at all reactions and questions about this feature on this forum AND YOU KNOW THIS IS CRITICAL for A LOT OF customers. So donot talk shit and MAKE THINGS BETTER. So we donot understand this decision because its a total wrong one and a prove of you ignorance, arrogance and total lack of customer care.
    Last edited by Erikrijnders; 03-02-2012 at 08:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philips - Thomas View Post
    Hi Guys

    I'm sorry to say but I have to inform you that this function will not come anymore.
    We have decided not to work on this feature anymore for actual or "older" sets, so we can put as much effort as we have into our new ranges and major updates for the actual TV's.

    Regards
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    Sorry Thomas,

    one clarification more: are you meaning that the 2013 Philips TV families will be equipped with the now/next feature and the older families not ????????

    If yes, this is not a "royalties" reason, isn't it?

    If you decide to insert this feature in the next tv Philips models (N.B. only software, not HW implementation in it for sure), it means that the "now/next" feature is not trivial for you.

    Now/Next feautre is considered important from Philips to offer a competitive product that could leave the customer satisfied (and not envious of the LG, Samsung, Panasonic, etc... flat screens of the neighbors), isn't it?

    Are we (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) Philips TV purchaser so insignificant?

    Which is thew reason of this scandalous decision?

    Please give us a feedback on it.

    Thanks. Regards
    Last edited by Nettle; 03-03-2012 at 09:21 AM.

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