Guys... as I am also have experiences in software developing I can say that it is ofter very hard to find bugs - especially if the occur not on a regular basis. Philips already confirms that they are working on this issue. Sure, I fully understand your complaints - I know also some things that aren't perfect. Also I can say, that Philips should hire somebody who understands something regarding usability (Philips, do you want to offer me a job? ) - but I also know that software developer often don't have "the eye" for usability...
Originally Posted by Toengel
I sell digital oscilloscopes and even our devices have got firmware releases that solve the issue received form the field.
Which is the main difference?
The related release notes report the solved issues. If the firmware relase doens't solve 90% of the declared issue, I'd not write:
Q55xx_0.140.32.0 (Publication date: 2011-03-08)
• Intermittent sound loss while connected device via HDMI."
because is 95% not true at all!
Is better to test it with some beta tester eventually and when the feebacks are at least 90-95% ok on it, we can eventually release it.
If the bad feedbacks amount is huge (as this 140.32 is one of these) is better to block every fw release in order to avoid disappointments and loss of confidence in the technical support.
If you release a firmware and (as it seems with the 140.32) only 3-4 customers say that the sound drop issue is solved,
it drives to the following conclusion:
a) Philips is entrusting the issue to an external R&D lab (I don't want to think about this scenario)
b) Philips is not completely aware about the reason of the failure: they're attempting to release different firmware versions but the actual awareness on the issue is partial/unknown or not fixable with sw "manipulations".
I'm sorry but this is the impression that Philips is given with this conduct.
Last edited by Nettle; 03-11-2011 at 12:39 PM.
so all beta testers were lucky - they seem to do not had such sound issues during testing...
But I don't know anything about the quality management process in RnD at Philips...
my feedback as beta tester (140.32 fw beta release) has been full negative (for the sound cut off via HDMI and SPDIF) for example.
Regarding the R&D management, I don't know anything too but the external impression given with this conduct is that one.
Last edited by Nettle; 03-11-2011 at 02:06 PM.
hmm - that is really bad. Hope they will recognize, that the sound issue isn't solved!
That's about my problem again. I have same troubles with HDMI ARC and COAXIAL on 7605
How about gathering information about which connected devices through HDMI (brand, device type), have sound pauses, and which have not?
Originally Posted by petasis
in my case the external device via HDMI is a Philips soundbar mod. HTS5120 :-(
Do you have sound pauses when you are hearing TV sound through the soundbar, when you are playing content on the soundbar (disks or files), or both? (does it play files/disks?)
Originally Posted by Nettle
So, so far we have two reported devices:
An HTS5120 (that must be embarrassing for philips )
SageTV HD300: http://www.supportforum.philips.com/...ull=1#post4519
I have interrupts while viewing mkv with AC3 dolby digital 5.1 sound
for example: (14 Mb) https://www.yousendit.com/download/T...NEhwcFUwTVE9PQ
check it please
p.s. my HTS is Sony BDV-E 870
The HTS5120 Philips plays DVD, CD, files from USB key, files from HDMI, Radio tuner.
Originally Posted by petasis
Sound pauses HAPPEN when (via HDMI or SPDIF):
a) I hear the TV sound through the soundbar
b) I watch a film in a usb key connected to theTV (mkv, AVi files for example)an I hear the sound through the soundbar switched on
Sound pauses don't HAPPEN if:
c) I Play a DVD (a concert for example) and I listen toit with the soundbar and I watched it with the TV: the sound is heard perfectly
d) I Play a videofile with the USB port of the soundbar: the sound is heard perfectly.
Philips is aware of my complaints since December. No solutions found till now.
Last edited by Nettle; 03-12-2011 at 02:36 PM.