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Topic # 88409 15-Aug-2011 20:42
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Because 80% of youtube content isn't available including just about every official music clip. Is this something they've done on purpose, or do I have a fault?

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  Reply # 507005 15-Aug-2011 20:45
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A lot of videos on youtube are only available via going to youtube via a web browser and not via the API which (I presume the BDP is using to get the videos/information).

Being available via the API or via the web browser is up to the publisher on youtube. 

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  Reply # 507193 16-Aug-2011 10:56
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This isn't a problem with Youtube, or the Sony app. It's the video uploaders who restrict the videos to not play on these devices. It's a feature of Youtube. I find that a DLNA server that supports Youtube is a good work-around - however this is for playlists, not search.

The app on the Sony BDP-S370 seems to limit the number of videos it will show in ones own favourites and playlists however.

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  Reply # 507204 16-Aug-2011 11:09
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Yes.. this is the preferences you get when you upload the video to youtube.

Youtube Preferences 

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  Reply # 507215 16-Aug-2011 11:27
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Thanks for the heads up, I will now be disregarding this factor when shopping for my new TV.

I hope you were just *mildly disappointed* and not actually relying on this feature for anything.

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  Reply # 507221 16-Aug-2011 11:36
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Smart TV's are good for...
Skype (even then it's limited) and DLNA functionality.
The rest = meh.
YouTube 'can' be okay, but only for a bit of casual viewing via a wireless USB keyboard.

If you're buying a TV based on its interweb connectivity, there's a good chance you've been mislead by the current marketing hype.

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  Reply # 507231 16-Aug-2011 11:45
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Dunnersfella: Smart TV's are good for...
Skype (even then it's limited) and DLNA functionality.
The rest = meh.
YouTube 'can' be okay, but only for a bit of casual viewing via a wireless USB keyboard.

If you're buying a TV based on its interweb connectivity, there's a good chance you've been mislead by the current marketing hype.


Indeed. With these new-fangled, full 1080p, wireless PC-to-TV devices, any built-in TV connectivity is redundant.

I wonder where this is all leading, ultimately!?!

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  Reply # 507237 16-Aug-2011 11:52
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McNulty:
Dunnersfella: Smart TV's are good for...
Skype (even then it's limited) and DLNA functionality.
The rest = meh.
YouTube 'can' be okay, but only for a bit of casual viewing via a wireless USB keyboard.

If you're buying a TV based on its interweb connectivity, there's a good chance you've been mislead by the current marketing hype.


Indeed. With these new-fangled, full 1080p, wireless PC-to-TV devices, any built-in TV connectivity is redundant.

I wonder where this is all leading, ultimately!?!


Yes and who needs a built in Freeview HD tuner when you can have an external one?

Built in interweb facilities will appeal to the mass market when they get them right.  The geeks will always want a more powerful more flexible solution (but probably not an external tuner) :)

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  Reply # 507240 16-Aug-2011 11:57
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I'm picking...
TV's that are just display panels.
Making for an external content server / TV tuner / optical or USB playback box. Combined with external speakers...

Hopefully it goes back to being 'all about the picture', and not the added extras.



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  Reply # 507440 16-Aug-2011 16:41
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If they didn't spend time and resources on developing half baked embedded 'features', and then passed the savings on to the consumer, everyone would be well on the way to an HTPC (by the time they've saved on their TV, BDP, receiver, consoles). And an HTPC is going to kill every conceivable bird with one stone. :D

I'm not really concerned about the Youtube thing. I hadn't intended to use it when the device was purchased. It's just that I've recently completed my CAT6 wiring to the lounge, and my curiosity got the better of me.

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