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Topic # 189564 4-Jan-2016 21:10
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This thing is baffling me to no end.

I've got Panasonic Viera E6 connected to a Fritz!Box over LAN cable.
I have the Panasonic TV Remote app installed on my Note 4. This is how it works (or rather, doesn't work):

 

  • If the TV is on when I launch the app it goes through "Viera TV Discovery" process every time. It doesn't remember the last time it controlled this TV.
  • Once it discovers the TV, it can control it, including turning it off.
  • If the TV is off (even if it's just been turned off by the app itself) - it no longer sees it and can't turn it back on.
This kind of makes the app useless, because to turn the TV on I need to first find the remote anyway.

I don't believe it's an app problem - the app is rated 4 on Google Play, and no one seems to have this same issue as myself.

Settings wise:
"TV Remote app" - is "ON" on the TV side.
I've given the TV a permanent IPv4 address.
There is definitely network connectivity because all the apps on the TV work fine.

I also tried an alternative app (Panasonic remote by Spikesroid) - the symptoms are exactly the same.
Is this a limitation of this particular model? Or am I doing something wrong?




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  Reply # 1461298 5-Jan-2016 08:54
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I just bought a Panasonic smart TV over the break and read somewhere that the App doesn't allow you to turn it back on. Seems like quite a limitation so I didn't bother testing it out.



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  Reply # 1465475 7-Jan-2016 23:10
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Mattmannz: I just bought a Panasonic smart TV over the break and read somewhere that the App doesn't allow you to turn it back on. Seems like quite a limitation so I didn't bother testing it out.


Wow. If that's the case, I think we've got a strong candidate for the most useless TV remote app ever. Makes me wonder why they couldn't have implemented an IR call for the on/off function.




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  Reply # 1465479 7-Jan-2016 23:19
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Blame europe. Cant meet their silly minimum energy standards and keep an ethernet link up at the same time.




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  Reply # 1465485 7-Jan-2016 23:38
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richms: Blame europe. Cant meet their silly minimum energy standards and keep an ethernet link up at the same time.


Tell me you're joking. LG and Samsung to manage to achieve it somehow though.




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  Reply # 1465529 8-Jan-2016 04:02
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Kookoo:
richms: Blame europe. Cant meet their silly minimum energy standards and keep an ethernet link up at the same time.


Tell me you're joking. LG and Samsung to manage to achieve it somehow though.


My LG doesnt? There are minimum standby amounts they are allowed on a "TV" - if they have got it working in that limit on the new models then good.




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  Reply # 1465644 8-Jan-2016 09:22
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richms:
Kookoo:
richms: Blame europe. Cant meet their silly minimum energy standards and keep an ethernet link up at the same time.


Tell me you're joking. LG and Samsung to manage to achieve it somehow though.


My LG doesnt? There are minimum standby amounts they are allowed on a "TV" - if they have got it working in that limit on the new models then good.


Is this an ethernet issue only then? If I was to switch my TV to wifi I should be able to turn it on using the app?




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  Reply # 1465701 8-Jan-2016 10:30
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Kookoo:
richms:
Kookoo:
richms: Blame europe. Cant meet their silly minimum energy standards and keep an ethernet link up at the same time.


Tell me you're joking. LG and Samsung to manage to achieve it somehow though.


My LG doesnt? There are minimum standby amounts they are allowed on a "TV" - if they have got it working in that limit on the new models then good.


Is this an ethernet issue only then? If I was to switch my TV to wifi I should be able to turn it on using the app?


At least on mine the entire smart part of it is powered down and has to boot when turned on, so I would expect it would be off wifi too. The samsungs use bluetooth to wake up on supported models.




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