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  Reply # 1817597 10-Jul-2017 09:25
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is anyone reliably using this with a harmony remote?  Have you managed to configure it from the Logitech database or had to learn every command?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1817602 10-Jul-2017 09:31
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mxpress:

 

KelticWarrior:

 

Do these TV's have a game mode? I heard that there is an 8ms response time. That's pretty damn good for a big screen TV.

 

 

 

 

I got one a couple of days ago and it is impressive indeed.  It was a replacement for a Veon 60" we had that had a ARC issue.    The picture on this is stunning when watching You tube 4K via Chromecast.   A couple of things are annoying me though.   First, I have a surround Sound hooked up via audio out.  The problem is that I have yet to find a way to turn off the TV speaker and the TV remote turns up the TV volume and the surround  sound.   Another is that when the switch is turned off on the wall, the TV loses all of it's channel settings and it needs to rescan again for channels.  Probably a setting I have missed some where.

 

 

 

 

Somethings not right, when I use the TV remote volume it controls my soundbar volume, and the onscreen display shows something like "AMP Volume" instead of the usual TV Volume.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1817628 10-Jul-2017 10:06
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Harmony wise, no. To the best of my knowledge, Veon's still do not appear in the supported products list.

 

This was a major for me, but your results may vary. 


For me, everything is run via the harmony, and it's freakin awesome.  However, the Veon's did NOT have discrete input commands, so the remote can never be 100% certain that the right input has been selected.

 

If they sorted this, they would have probably made a sale to me by now, but as it stands I went with a name brand TV in the end, to guarantee compatibility/reliability.

 

 

 

Funny side story.  Tried to set my father up with a Veon and a DTVS satellite freeview box.  Found the sound was almost non existent from the Veon alone (poor on all new TV's really, as they no longer include big speakers in the frame, but especially bad on the Veons).  Veon sound bar added, and this improved the sound, but was a smart device with Bluetooth and it's own remote.  Pressing up on the volume changed the DTVS channel, and pressing something else on the freeview box changed the Veon sound bar input to Bluetooth, so it was just never going to work.

 

Replaced the whole lot with a Samsung TV with integrated satellite tuner (the hybrid TV options are much more common now) and never looked back.  Sound quality from the TV alone was sufficient to not warrant a sound bar, and everybody happy.

 

 


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  Reply # 1818820 10-Jul-2017 13:47
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vulcannz:

 

 

 

Somethings not right, when I use the TV remote volume it controls my soundbar volume, and the onscreen display shows something like "AMP Volume" instead of the usual TV Volume.

 

 

HDMI ARC with CEC will do that, cheap soundbars only have optical and analog inputs so cannot benifit from that.





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  Reply # 1818851 10-Jul-2017 14:00
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I have a el-cheapo soundbar on one TV and it does do HDMI ARC CEC integration.

 

The Sky decoder doesn't, which is bloody annoying. 

 

One thing that doesn't happen with the cheapo soundbar though, and that is powering on when the attached is device powered on/selected

 

I also output BT audio from an Echo Dot to the cheapo soundbar, and the soundbar's remote control even feeds back commands to the echo dot - the Forward button skips to the next track.


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  Reply # 1818977 10-Jul-2017 16:50
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kryptonjohn:

 

I have a el-cheapo soundbar on one TV and it does do HDMI ARC CEC integration.

 

The Sky decoder doesn't, which is bloody annoying. 

 

One thing that doesn't happen with the cheapo soundbar though, and that is powering on when the attached is device powered on/selected

 

I also output BT audio from an Echo Dot to the cheapo soundbar, and the soundbar's remote control even feeds back commands to the echo dot - the Forward button skips to the next track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Veon detected my Chromecast and turns it on / off, with the TV which is rather good

 

 





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  Reply # 1819002 10-Jul-2017 17:57
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Do any Veon's have a Netflix app?


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  Reply # 1819404 11-Jul-2017 10:00
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richms:

 

vulcannz:

 

 

 

Somethings not right, when I use the TV remote volume it controls my soundbar volume, and the onscreen display shows something like "AMP Volume" instead of the usual TV Volume.

 

 

HDMI ARC with CEC will do that, cheap soundbars only have optical and analog inputs so cannot benifit from that.

 

 

 

 

$498 for a Sony CT790, 3 HDMI in, 1 HDMI out.


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  Reply # 1833888 30-Jul-2017 19:53
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Gooddigger:

 

Veon 65 inch 4k UHD TV model SRO654K2016. (paid $999).

 

Bought this a couple of weeks ago. My assessment, as compared to my Sony 55in 2YO TV.

 

Picture Quality: Better and sharper, vivid colours, reasonable blacks. I'm no serious geek, though found picture as good if not better than most of the branded $2000+ TV.

 

Sound Quality: Adequate if you have a smaller room. Though I connected a Veon Sound bar ($99 Bluetooth 2.0), could not get to work via HDMI, so connected it via AV/AUX.

 

Remote Control: Better than I expected, quite stylish, little annoying you need to press OK after selecting source.

 

PRV: Only seems to be able to record on the fly, what you are watching on DTV, (Wont record other inputs). I was not able to setup delayed recording, programmed recording. Though not so important in my situation.

 

Sky/TiVo Connectivity: Works fine, will probably need to upgrade freeview recorder, when TiVo finishes?

 

Smart Capability: NONE, though again not necessary in my situation (see below). Unfortunately this TV does not support Bluetooth.

 

PC Connectivity: Excellent, especially as the sound bar works perfectly via PCs Bluetooth capability.

 

Overall generally very happy with this purchase. Great picture (for the money). Drawbacks, RC limitations, mediocre sound, Lack of Bluetooth, limited recording functionality.

 

 

 

 

Internally this TV has a SAMSUNG Display/ Display Processor VTU61B2  and MSTAR processor MSB102KT.

 

Great Display but entry level TV / control function.

 

Addition of UHD ChromeCast makes a cheap smart TV :)

 

 


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  Reply # 1839407 5-Aug-2017 07:04
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Found the code for the service menu :)

 

works on Veon SRO654K2016

 

You should only change settings if you know what you are doing.

 

 !!!WARNING!!! Your TV can still be unrecoverably bricked very easily by changing settings  !!!WARNING!!!

 

Source 2580

 

 


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  Reply # 1839409 5-Aug-2017 07:32
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Yup i bricked it by changing the panel selection of my 10 year old TV trying to "*improve it". Very good excuse for a new TV :)

 

 

 

*there was a firmware bug which i was trying to cure


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  Reply # 1839417 5-Aug-2017 08:17
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:) i got pretty close to installing custom firmware on my D6900. Couldn't bring myself to do it.

 

Its Smart TV version is a joke, think my old nokia could run apps better than that.

 

 

 

Some info from service menu on Veon SRO654K2016

 

 

 

Info

 

VERSION 0017-8136-008E-04-01-01-01-000002-00132780-01-02

 

BUILD TIME  Dec 30 2016, 16:36.44

 

TV Version  TV Version 3

 

MIU0 DQS0 10

 

MIU0 DQS1 10

 

Board BD_MST084B_10AHB_1043

 

panel PNL_536D6505XU52

 

main PQ Version NONE

 

Sub PQ Version NONE

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1839477 5-Aug-2017 11:24
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I use a Veon in the bedroom. Great picture, hopeless sound. I ran the headphone output into an old Cambridge stereo amp so I could control the volume from the TV remote. Power switched from the wall and amp sits somewhere out of sight where I never see it. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1840409 7-Aug-2017 10:06
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alittlec:

 

I just bought a 55inch UHD 4k veon...

 

 

 

not sure how to tell if netflix is playing at 4k. I tried some 4k content (and signed up to the premium package and have it going through a chromecast ultra).

 

 

 

4k youtube works, but how do I confirm netflix content is 4k? (I tried 'el chapo' and 'moving colors' or some crap).

 

 

 

also - any clue on which HDMI ports are funky? (ARC / HDCP 2.2) I have chromecast ultra in port 1, but there's no documentation anywhere for these veons

 

 

I have the 'Pro series' Veon UHD 55" 'dumb' TV and the HDMI/ARC is on HDMI4. It's usually the last HDMI port, typically HDMI3 but should be labelled? You often need to enable the ARC/CEC in a menu somewhere. I find it works really well apart from with the MySky decoder which annoyingly has no HDMI-CEC support.

 

 


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  Reply # 1840419 7-Aug-2017 10:26
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Regarding IR codes - according to the Harmony database there are now some supported Veon TVs, including my one - yay! I found Veon V55UHDS here:

 

https://support.myharmony.com/en-us/compatibility

 

Have yet to get my Harmony Hub and not yet sure if there are discrete codes for power and source selection. If there are it will be perfectimundo.

 

 


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