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    I found a cure for the totally lame channel surfing software in my Philips TV...

    I bought myself a Humax Freeview+ HD recorder - it's software is brilliant compared to the utterly dreadful catastrophe that is the Philips TV software and you no longer have to suffer that stupid remote control where everything you want is buried in a menu somewhere.

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    Hi,

    I love my remote. For only watching TV it is brilliant. But I'd like also to have an OSD for Now/Next...

    Toengel@Alex

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    ALL customers want that. But Philips doesnot seem to give a damn to what we want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzo View Post
    I found a cure for the totally lame channel surfing software in my Philips TV...

    I bought myself a Humax Freeview+ HD recorder - it's software is brilliant compared to the utterly dreadful catastrophe that is the Philips TV software and you no longer have to suffer that stupid remote control where everything you want is buried in a menu somewhere.
    Hi gonzo,

    I do not agree that the remote of my 2010 model is stupid. For me it's just the other way arround. The remote includes all I need for TV, watch videos and use NetTV - it is still a TV and nothing else. In comparison to that my panasonic db player has hundreds of buttons but over the last year I need exact 8 of them so why is the rest there.BTW the player has viera cast - the user interface of viera cast is a lot of better than the NetTV UI but the amount of avialable services at NetTV is enormous compared to vc.

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    Hi,

    please see: http://www.supportforum.philips.com/...Recording-(PVR)

    @Philips

    Can you PLEASE give us some explanations:

    1.) Why did you change the Now/Next behaviour?

    2.) Can can you make the "What's on" feature transparend AND / OR please do NOT mute the currend broadcast sound!

    Toengel@Alex

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    double post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toengel View Post
    Hi,

    please see: http://www.supportforum.philips.com/...Recording-(PVR)

    @Philips

    Can you PLEASE give us some explanations:

    1.) Why did you change the Now/Next behaviour?

    2.) Can can you make the "What's on" feature transparend AND / OR please do NOT mute the currend broadcast sound!

    Toengel@Alex
    Philips answers with the utmost arrogance.

    1) now/next feature: Philips read what WE CUSTOMERS want. We want now/next box when zapping LIKE ALL OTHER BRANDS. Its not kind of the standard, its THE standard!!!!

    I and all other consumers of Philips want a box when zapping and not silly options I have to go through. So answer us when you are going to change this, not what we have and how it works, because we know what we have (AND DONOT WANT!!!!!!)


    2) Phlips, tell us when IP-EPG will be available for CI+-users in Holland with Ziggo en UPC (2010-models). The certification can be changed buy contacting Ziggo and UPC about this problem. As customer of Philips we demand the functionallities we bought and that can not be blocked by third parties (that kind of hacking a computer and taking over control!!!)

    Above that the 2011-models do support IP-EPG with CI+ and Ziggo/UPC. So whats the problem than for the 2010-models??????

    3) Why is USB-recording not supported for the 2010-models?? A customer that bought a 2010-model will buy an new tv-set over 10 years and not a year later!! So we demand support and new features.

    I get the feeling that Philips thinks that by reacting that the things are what they are the customers will be satisfied, it gets me angrier. Philips must ansure that their customers are happy, but they donot do a thing to solven problems and donot react when they will solve problems.
    Last edited by Erikrijnders; 07-15-2011 at 04:25 PM.

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    Hi,

    regarding USB recording on 2010 series... I think the hardware isn't strong enough for encryption processes...

    Toengel@Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toengel View Post
    Hi,

    regarding USB recording on 2010 series... I think the hardware isn't strong enough for encryption processes...

    Toengel@Alex
    It would be nice to hear this from Philips. Maybe Philips should react to my questions point 1 + 2 in a proper way. Philips is so afraid of the reactions they even closed the topic after coming with their arrogant statement (I cannot mention an other name to it)

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    Licenses fees

    Rovi Corporation is the patent holder of a huge multimedia patent portfolio.
    The old Gemstar TV Guide was owned by Macrovision which changed its name to Rovi Corporation.

    Toshiba and others has licensed Rovis EPG
    http://www.rovicorp.com/company/news...1434_15475.htm
    http://www.rovicorp.com/company/news...1434_15069.htm

    If someone is interested about the EPG license fees in Germany:

    (German Links)
    http://vg-media.de/de/epg-tarif-menu.html


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    Be suprised. This license or patent you are talking about cannot be the reason anymore (certainly not in the Netherlands, but I think this court jurisdiction means that this is a change for all countries:
    http://www.digitalekabeltelevisie.nl...zaak_ove.shtml


    TRANSLATEDZiggo has won a lawsuit that was filed by the American Rovi. Ziggo HAS won a lawsuit filed by the American That was Rovi. Rovi Ziggo had sued for infringement of a patent on their EPG. Rovi Ziggo was sued for Infringement of a patent on Their EPG. The court stated, however, that patent (patent is a Dutch term for what the rest of the world's patent calls it) "void", and thus was Ziggo acquitted because "an invalid patent no infringement." The court Stated, however, That patent (patent is a Dutch term for what the rest of the world's patent calls it) "void", and Galanthus Ziggo was acquitted because "an invalid patent no infringement."

    Rovi owns the European patent EP 1244300 ("Method and apparatus for accessing information about television programs"). Rovi owns the European patent EP 1244300 ("Method and apparatus for accessing information about television programs"). In that patent describes an Electronic Program Guide, and presenting program information when changing channel. That patent Describes in an electronic program guide, program information and presenting When changing channel.

    Ziggo argued that the patent is invalid because it would be "addition of matter, patenting a computer program and presentation of data, lack of novelty and lack of inventiveness" The court gave Ziggo are right, and has the patent for the Netherlands destroyed. Ziggo argued thats the patent is invalid Because it would be "addition under or matter, patenting a computer program and presentation of data, Lack of novelty and Lack of inventive ness" The court gift Ziggo are right, and Has The patent for the Netherlands destroyed. Rovi was ordered to pay the legal costs incurred by Ziggo, an amount of € 151,033.80. Rovi was ordered to pay the legal costs Incurred by Ziggo, an Amount of € 151,033.80.


    So, Philips, now the patent is not the reason anymore this cannot be a reason to withhold us from a now/next box when zapping. Please react when Philips is going to implement this on all models!!!

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    hey folks,
    regardless of the licence fees for the now and next support in firmware (that i have sure payed with my 2700 euro tv and installed is in the tv but not displayed during channel switching) , could philips think about a firmware update with costs for the customers like other manufactures has done (denon for example).

    i think i would pay for a firmware with new functions like now/next at zapping and time shift support at the sd card for example.
    think about philips

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    I think I already paid for now/nect box when zapping. As customer I expect this to be on my tv, regardless of the brand. Its the standard nowadays.

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    hey,
    i think it is a legal way for philips, to give new (!) functions with a subject to a charge to the customers.
    maybe a suggestion for a poll thread ?
    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by el911wood View Post
    hey,
    i think it is a legal way for philips, to give new (!) functions with a subject to a charge to the customers.
    maybe a suggestion for a poll thread ?
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    I donot think so. I bought an expensive tv. So why should I pay for something thats on all other tv-brands for free!!! Stupid idea and I'm never going to pay more than I already did!

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