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  • Message 1. Posted by Dave (U14076006) on , permalink

    The new range of samsung TVs (B650 and above) have a feature called Internet@TV. Using this feature it is possible to access YouTube directly through the TV.

    Are there any plans to bring the iPlayer to these Samsung TVs?

    Regards,

    Dave

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  • Message 2. Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on , permalink

    Have a read here....

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/...

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  • Message 3. Posted by Dave (U14076006) on , permalink

    Thanks for your reply.
    From that article it looks like the BBC would expect us to buy another set-top box for iPlayer. The reason I asked my question is that my TV is cabable of playing video streamed from YouTube and it would be fantastic if the BBC wrote a 'widget' for these TVs to allow them to watch video streamed from iPlayer. Blockbuster are planning on streaming rented films to these TVs in the near future (although just in the USA at the moment) so I guess it would be possible for the BBC to do something similar for iPlayer.

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  • Message 4. Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on , permalink

    From that article it looks like the BBC would expect us to buy another set-top box for iPlayer


    Yes that is the BBC's idea. They want to produce a platform that other manufacturers and suppliers can add services to, not provide existing individual suppliers with access to iPlayer (which might be deemed to favour certain parts of the market).

    So I would doubt that your idea will be put into effect. But you can always hope.

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  • Message 5. Posted by Dave (U14076006) on , permalink

    That's a good point - like you say, I can always hope.

    I currently have my Wii plugged into the TV and can watch iPlayer using that but the quality is very poor due to the Wii using an old version of flash. I'm thinking of getting a PS3 next year so perhaps that will be my gateway to watching iPlayer on a big screen.

    Dave

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  • Message 6. Posted by sock_puppet (U8651941) on , permalink

    The PS3 uses the same clunky "Bigscreen" view as the Wii. Its not a very worthwhile TV experience.

    I did connect my (Mac) laptop up to the TV earlier this week as an experiment for another message board member and it was surprisingly good watching (streaming) an HD programme.

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  • Message 7. Posted by EggOnAStilt (U7111730) on , permalink

    I'm pleased you are experimenting with this SP:)

    The tv to computer/laptop connection and how the get the best out of it should really be a topic all by itself on these boards in my never so humble opinion.
    Seriously why not, as it's a natural next step.
    Computers have video cards that can supply, TV's have input sockets to accept, so why are we not harnessing this as a user group and spreading the word?
    <friedegg>

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  • Message 8. Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on , permalink

    The tv to computer/laptop connection


    <friedegg> being pedantic (oh no not moi) shouldn't that be the other way round?

    Project Canvas seems to imply that we are going down a new internet box to TV route, rather than an existing internet computer to TV.

    I can understand why Project Canvas could be a good platform, if it gets a multi-supplier interest, but there are already established computer to TV connections to explore at low cost as you mention.

    What about HDMI? It is becoming increasingly available on both computers and TVs, so I fail to see why internet iPlayer is a better option rather than plugging in my HDMI laptop to the TV. After all they are both extra boxes, not an integrated system.

    <blackcat>

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  • Message 9. Posted by Tooring (U14355298) on , permalink

    The HUMAX Freesat PVR (and most PC's) are able to access BBC iPlayer, whereas the Samsung @internet TV's so far cannot.

    This capability must have been developed and included by Humax and not by the BBC, as it uses standard internet cables and access.

    Why would the BBC develop enhancements to the products to individual suppliers, such as Samsung? Would this precedent then be expected to be followed up by BBC-funded developments to all other products that want or need to provide access to iPlayer?

    So the development responsibility must clearly lie with Samsung and as customers and users of their products we should let them know of our requirement for iPlayer developments.

    I will be doing this immediately, please join me! Thanks

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  • Message 10. Posted by Tooring (U14355298) on , permalink

    Some new news has arrived in a Samsung announcement about iPlayer support on their LCD TV's - see their website....

    The announcement mentions that the BBC are assisting LCD TV providers to access iPlayer through the provision of a simpler interface than used by internet PC's. I guess all manufacturers and devices will benefit equally from this.

    However Samsung have decide only to announce iPlayer support on their 2010 models, back to model C650 - rather than provide software upgrades to all Samsung @Internet TV's.

    Unfortunately I purchased my Samsung model B650 in January 2010 and this announcement was made 2 weeks later in February 2010 - so much for @Internet product upgradability via software downloads!

    I am writing to Samsung to complain about this decision, which works directly against the expectations of so many recent purchasers of Samsung @Internet TV's with upgradeable software.

    Please join me in influencing their decision! Thanks

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  • Message 11. Posted by Researcher 14412682 (U14412682) on , permalink

    This posting has been hidden during moderation because it broke the House Rules in some way.

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  • Message 12. Posted by Nigel Eley (U14560171) on , permalink

    Just to annoy some and encourage others, my C650 updated the internet@TV on Monday 19th July 2010 with iPlayer, which is working well on a 2mB connection, even on HD, if I allow buffering time.
    I had asked Samsung via their on line customer support request and they had answered correctly it would come but with no deadline.

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  • Message 13. Posted by matt (U8621220) on , permalink

    Hi,
    Gareth has posted this morning saying that some internet@TV's now have iPlayer available www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

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  • Message 14. Posted by douglas (U14560422) on , permalink

    I have samsung C650 tv and now have the bbc iplayer.

    installed it and have had a new issues and wondering if anyone else has had similiar ?

    A) Successfully managed to load it and got it playing, tried to exit it
    and the whole Tv hung, - none of the keys would do anything , not even the power off one. Ended up having to turn it off at the plug and turn it on again, tv then worked ok

    B) Again trying to get out of Iplayer, managed to get back to the TV
    screen ( had the TV / Channel displayed in top left hand corner ) but got no picture - all I got was a grey "eye" like symbol moving
    vertically in centre of screen

    C) Volume control - seems to be a problem here as volume level 0 is zero , but volume level 1 appears to be equivalent to about 25-30 on the tv volume - ie its really loud, other levels unlistenable. Have tried adjusting the tv volume level prior to starting the iplayer but it doesn#t seem to make any difference , so suggest the mapping between the Iplayer and the TV is incorrect

    Apart from these picture quality etc is great

    Douglas

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  • Message 15. Posted by Vincebbc (U14577005) on , permalink

    I've got a UE32C6510 LED Samsung, and so far iPlayer seems fine apart from the high volume thing. Was able to pause a program, exiting was no problem (TV didn't hang), overall a great addition to an already good TV. As a sidenote the Picasa and Facebook apps seem to be working now, where they always hung at 'loading' before, so a definite improvement!

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  • Message 16. Posted by Richard Cole (U14725488) on , permalink

    I had the same problem with the volume. On my UE40C6530 I set the volume mode to Night and used the graphic equalizer feature to reduce the volume across the whole band. This means that during normal viewing the volume is nearer half way up, rather than 10%, and the iplayer voume control gives more adjustment.

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  • Message 17. Posted by Phil (U14581492) on , permalink

    Since Christmas the 'loudness' issue seems to have been resolved. Not sure who did what but :)

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  • Message 18. Posted by JezCk (U14760000) on , permalink

    The BBC iPlayer is a great tool for the Samsung TV - thanks... just a couple of points (perhaps these are bugs?)

    1/. Volume from level 2 to 3 is a huge jump to loud on 3 and not adequate on 2 so the levels need to be changed perhaps?

    2/. There is now way of controlling the picture settings like you can with YouTube player - any reason for this? it's a shame as it sets to the default for the TV which of course everyone needs to change.


    Kind Regards
    Jeremy

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