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Master Geek


  # 1442687 8-Dec-2015 13:32
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I've got a Sony KDL-50w800C and FreePlus has been working since I got it a few months ago. It's ok, pretty slow to navigate, and I don't think I've actually been able to watch a full show (eg 7 Days), just freezes and buffers but never resumes eventually. I can only get ADSL, so maybe it's better on a faster connection. SkyGo and other streaming services are fine though, watched cricket for 3 hours with no problems on Sunday.

Does anyone else here have this TV? I did an update on the weekend, now the FreeView plus "popup" has changed slightly, it says to press the green button now, not read. And the mini guide pops up on every channel now, and we often get stuck with a "loading" banner on the middle of the screen that won't go away. Just me?

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Uber Geek


  # 1442696 8-Dec-2015 13:41
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My LG tv just received a firmware update and now the mini freeview pops up every time you change the channel which is a bit annoying, I will contact LG and see if this behaviour can be switched off.

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 1442699 8-Dec-2015 13:48
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peejayw: My LG tv just received a firmware update and now the mini freeview pops up every time you change the channel which is a bit annoying, I will contact LG and see if this behaviour can be switched off.

 
I also received the update , it still does not fix the guide app only showing the now and next info . It looks like you can adjust the time for the popup but not turn it off .

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Uber Geek


  # 1442705 8-Dec-2015 13:55
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LGSAM: 
I also received the update , it still does not fix the guide app only showing the now and next info . It looks like you can adjust the time for the popup but not turn it off .


I had to get a new TV after the other one was stolen. The new one (UF770V) just updated to Firmware 04.00.16 and the guide works fine but maybe its different with webOS 2?

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Master Geek


  # 1442792 8-Dec-2015 14:36
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peejayw:
LGSAM: 
I also received the update , it still does not fix the guide app only showing the now and next info . It looks like you can adjust the time for the popup but not turn it off .


I had to get a new TV after the other one was stolen. The new one (UF770V) just updated to Firmware 04.00.16 and the guide works fine but maybe its different with webOS 2?


I think it may depend on what area you live in , Lg told me it would be sorted in the next update but its not . The new popup is a bit annoying but Freeview Plus does seem a bit more responsive on my  set .

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  # 1442887 8-Dec-2015 15:46
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ruderger: I've got a Sony KDL-50w800C and FreePlus has been working since I got it a few months ago. It's ok, pretty slow to navigate, and I don't think I've actually been able to watch a full show (eg 7 Days), just freezes and buffers but never resumes eventually. I can only get ADSL, so maybe it's better on a faster connection. SkyGo and other streaming services are fine though, watched cricket for 3 hours with no problems on Sunday.

Does anyone else here have this TV? I did an update on the weekend, now the FreeView plus "popup" has changed slightly, it says to press the green button now, not read. And the mini guide pops up on every channel now, and we often get stuck with a "loading" banner on the middle of the screen that won't go away. Just me?


Does this still show or was this seen yesterday? I am in talks with Freeview and would like to know




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Uber Geek


  # 1442923 8-Dec-2015 16:36
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peejayw: My LG tv just received a firmware update and now the mini freeview pops up every time you change the channel which is a bit annoying, I will contact LG and see if this behaviour can be switched off.


Glad its not just me then, the mini freeview plus is annoying.


 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 1442929 8-Dec-2015 16:46
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semigeek:
peejayw: My LG tv just received a firmware update and now the mini freeview pops up every time you change the channel which is a bit annoying, I will contact LG and see if this behaviour can be switched off.


Glad its not just me then, the mini freeview plus is annoying.

You can reduce the time that the popup stays on but it seems you cant turn it off . 

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Master Geek


  # 1442950 8-Dec-2015 16:55
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joshhill96:
ruderger: I've got a Sony KDL-50w800C and FreePlus has been working since I got it a few months ago. It's ok, pretty slow to navigate, and I don't think I've actually been able to watch a full show (eg 7 Days), just freezes and buffers but never resumes eventually. I can only get ADSL, so maybe it's better on a faster connection. SkyGo and other streaming services are fine though, watched cricket for 3 hours with no problems on Sunday.

Does anyone else here have this TV? I did an update on the weekend, now the FreeView plus "popup" has changed slightly, it says to press the green button now, not read. And the mini guide pops up on every channel now, and we often get stuck with a "loading" banner on the middle of the screen that won't go away. Just me?


Does this still show or was this seen yesterday? I am in talks with Freeview and would like to know

I had this problem last night after the update , it seemed to fix after I turned HBBTV off then back on again

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Master Geek


  # 1443290 9-Dec-2015 08:12
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Does this still show or was this seen yesterday? I am in talks with Freeview and would like to know


It actually seemed much better last night. I had gone into the digital tuner menu and "Interactive Application Setup" and turned off" Auto Start Application" because it was super annoying. I turned it back on last night and the mini guide shows up for 5 seconds (I set it to that, down from 30 I think), and I only saw the loading 'banner' once, and it disappeared after a few seconds. I also wasn't getting the FreeviewPlus 'ad' floating in from the left telling me I can press the green button to activate. 

The new menu\system seems to work much much better. I pressed the green button, it loads a screen showing "featured, tv, movies, on demand", I chose On Demand\TVNZ and watch 800 Words (42 minutes) all the way through, the ads didn't load, just black screen for about 20 seconds, but that was ok. Red button opens the mini guide at bottom of screen.

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Master Geek


  # 1443297 9-Dec-2015 08:25
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And the mini guide pops up on every channel now, and we often get stuck with a "loading" banner on the middle of the screen that won't go away. Just me?


I have a Samsung TV and have been having this same problem for the last couple of days.

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Master Geek


  # 1446737 9-Dec-2015 20:53
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Took delivery yesterday of a Samsung 55JS9000 and I can confirm that the banner appears on screen, for five seconds, each time I change channels.

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Uber Geek


  # 1449073 12-Dec-2015 10:29
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Yeap it does on Sony Android TV's as well

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1462051 5-Jan-2016 23:52
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HBBTV has been available on Panasonic TVs in Europe since 2011 (VT30 models firmware V1.8). Probably the same with other brands as well

My P55VT50 has HBB in other countries firmwares so it's only greed that is preventing Panasonic releasing a new firmware with HBB support for Freeviewplus. It has supported it in other regions for years. 

Interesting that in 2014 they released some TVs without official freeview certification but instead marketed as HBTV, so they can't even use the excuse that they need to get older models freeview certified, they skipped this in Aus.



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Ultimate Geek


  # 1462075 6-Jan-2016 01:27
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AllenG: HBBTV has been available on Panasonic TVs in Europe since 2011 (VT30 models firmware V1.8). Probably the same with other brands as well

My P55VT50 has HBB in other countries firmwares so it's only greed that is preventing Panasonic releasing a new firmware with HBB support for Freeviewplus. It has supported it in other regions for years. 

Interesting that in 2014 they released some TVs without official freeview certification but instead marketed as HBTV, so they can't even use the excuse that they need to get older models freeview certified, they skipped this in Aus.




Annoying! C'mon Panasonic release firmware updates for older TVs please.

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