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V1 webmedia / "Smart" TV + iPad complaint

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Hero71
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Hero71 Posted: Fri, Nov 23 2012 8:15 AM

All,

  • I find it simply outrageous that I have to pay an extra 99 Euro (ontop of the 3000 Euro) in order to have webmedia activated on my V1. These so called "Smart" TV features are no more than a couple of icons with internet links behind them. It's not like they had to do months of research and development, they simply copied and tweeked it.

    When you're already paying premium and the hardware is able to support it, software enchancements like these should be FREE OF CHARGE.
  • I don't understand the iPad application. It looks nice but it's not at all user friendly and far from efficient. Whenever I select a source or change to another source via the app, the app closes (it crashes), I have the most recent version installed. The only thing that I'm able to do without the app closing is change the volume. I also have some sort of a trackpad in the lower half of the screen, does anybody have an idea what this is for? How do you change channels with this app?

H.

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shinobi52 replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 8:51 AM
Hi Hero!

I've also the app and don't have any crashes. Delete it and make the installation again, may be it will help?

To change the channels, you have a plus and minus on each side Of the screen.

With two finger swipe on the down of the screen, you will see the others screens.

Check the vidéo on YouTube or on the v1 thread of the forum. You'll understand how it works.

For the 99€, I find it also a little bit expansive for what it is. May be you can negociate with your dealer?

Cheers
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Hero71 replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 10:01 AM

shinobi52:
Hi Hero!

I've also the app and don't have any crashes. Delete it and make the installation again, may be it will help? To change the channels, you have a plus and minus on each side Of the screen. With two finger swipe on the down of the screen, you will see the others screens. Check the vidéo on YouTube or on the v1 thread of the forum. You'll understand how it works.

I'll have a look. Thanks for your feedback.

shinobi52:

For the 99€, I find it also a little bit expansive for what it is. May be you can negociate with your dealer?

I'm not buying into this scam.

The "Smart" thing to do here is to get an Apple TV for the same amount of money and you have a ton more features.

 

 

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jkhamler replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 10:35 AM

I'm not going to bother for the time being either. It is more expensive than the Apple TV and the only other thing it offers (iPlayer) I have on my PS3, although I do admit that a slick native application for this (and 4OD!) within the V1 would be great.

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Michael replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 10:31 PM
jkhamler:

I'm not going to bother for the time being either. It is more expensive than the Apple TV and the only other thing it offers (iPlayer) I have on my PS3, although I do admit that a slick native application for this (and 4OD!) within the V1 would be great.

The player is already included in the V1.

The smart tv feature is not - and way worse than Samsung et al.
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Hero71 replied on Sat, Nov 24 2012 11:35 AM

shinobi52:
Hi Hero!

I've also the app and don't have any crashes. Delete it and make the installation again, may be it will help? To change the channels, you have a plus and minus on each side Of the screen. With two finger swipe on the down of the screen, you will see the others screens. Check the vidéo on YouTube or on the v1 thread of the forum. You'll understand how it works.

Crash demo: http://youtu.be/2QYvahfyMB4

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I must admit ive just my v1updated with smart tv....not that impressed-everything seems so slow compared to apple tv but im hoping b&o will continue updating this feature( and they better not charge for the privellage!)
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elephant replied on Sat, Nov 24 2012 4:45 PM

Hero71:

shinobi52:
Hi Hero!

I've also the app and don't have any crashes. Delete it and make the installation again, may be it will help? To change the channels, you have a plus and minus on each side Of the screen. With two finger swipe on the down of the screen, you will see the others screens. Check the vidéo on YouTube or on the v1 thread of the forum. You'll understand how it works.

Crash demo: http://youtu.be/2QYvahfyMB4

as per my feedback on the other thread - check your network settings such as password access.

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jk1002 replied on Sat, Nov 24 2012 4:59 PM

What ipad version do you have? If its is a generation 1 it might not have enough memory .....

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Michael replied on Sat, Nov 24 2012 6:03 PM
jk1002:

What ipad version do you have? If its is a generation 1 it might not have enough memory .....

They have an iPad (first generation) as demo in my retailers shop.
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Hero71 replied on Sun, Nov 25 2012 11:35 AM

elephant:

as per my feedback on the other thread - check your network settings such as password access.

Network connection is fine. If the app could not find any compatible B&O device, you would not see the the source list and you would get an error saying that the app cannot find any compatible B&O hardware.

My app launches and shows the correct available sources but when I select a source, the V1 switches to that source but the app immediately crashes.

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elephant replied on Sun, Nov 25 2012 7:57 PM

Hero71:

elephant:

as per my feedback on the other thread - check your network settings such as password access.

Network connection is fine. If the app could not find any compatible B&O device, you would not see the the source list and you would get an error saying that the app cannot find any compatible B&O hardware.

My app launches and shows the correct available sources but when I select a source, the V1 switches to that source but the app immediately crashes.

hmmm 

The alternative the memory theory would only make sense if the source was "flooding" the App with a large amount of data - I don't see that the V1 would be doing that.

The youtube clip you made was a bit fuzzy, and I don't know the V1's interface, so I can't make out what were the functions you were trying to start.

The fact that the V1 responds is something of a good sign.

What were the functions you were trying that the V1 responds to ?

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kiwi4all replied on Sun, Nov 25 2012 8:05 PM

From my experience with chrashng  Apps...a reboot of the iPad often helps.

i am using the b&o App. with an ipad3 without any Problems.

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Hero71 replied on Mon, Nov 26 2012 6:38 AM

kiwi4all:

From my experience with chrashng  Apps...a reboot of the iPad often helps.

i am using the b&o App. with an ipad3 without any Problems.

That did not work. Neither does re-intallating the BeoRemote app, nor wiping my iPad and restoring it again. It just doesn't work.

 

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