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Master Geek

# 100336 9-Apr-2012 22:42
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Can anyone else with a Samsung 6600 tv get an tvnz on demand or an isky catchup to play on their television's browser.  I have a reasonable speed wired internet connection to my tv.  The web pages load quite quickly and I can play Youtube videos OK but when I try to access any 'on demand' content on tv3, tvnz or isky all I get is the hourglass and never any content

I am suspecting that the tv doesn't have the correct codecs for playing the content.  If that is the case then I am upset that my purchase is not fit for its advertised purpose of being able to browse the web.  I have checked for software update but am advised all is current.

I understand in AU that they have an app to play the internet content from their broadcaster/s.  Maybe we are too insignificant and are off the radar on that score 

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Uber Geek

  # 607231 9-Apr-2012 22:53
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I'm yet to see a TV successfully play an on-line video service that wasn't built in as a designated App...
Maybe the 2012 TV's will? Especially the Sony's with their Quickflix apps?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 607233 9-Apr-2012 23:09
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Could be something to do with lack of flash on these devices?


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  # 607776 11-Apr-2012 12:15
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not hijacking :> but to be clear, you aren't using SKY television on your tv? you're using your PC to run everything, because then my folks will be on the same boat.

getting rid of SKY and solely using the tv for emails, web, online tv etc.

I hope you find a solution.

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Master Geek

  # 607824 11-Apr-2012 13:43
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I called Samsung yesterday and they admitted that they are having problems with TVNZ On Demand and their respective technicians are presently working on a solution.

The call center guy also said to check the firmware on the Samsung site as often the TV doesn't upgrade or detect the latest update.  As it turns out my firmware is up to date. 

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