Interesting stuff! I don’t have a TV antenna, (or TV licence) so not sure where this leaves me, but I’ll play around tomorrow and report back.
Thanks for the update.
Thanks for the update.
Fantastic. This is now wife friendly. Now to buy.For those looking for the smart TV apps working via Freeview play, I stumbled on something today and mine are now all working. Typically I use a BT youview box, so have never set the TV up for antenna input.
Because I was having some subwoofer output issues, iPlayer not loading and Amazon lip sync issues. I decided today to do a full TV reset via the menu.
To my surprise on a new OS built after the December update, the UK Freeview play TV apps appeared in my app selection (never been there before). They couldn't be opened due to an error, something I similarly have seen on another TV. So I plugged my Freeview antenna cable into the TV, did a full channel scan. Then found that I could launch the smart TV apps from the TV guide using the red button. Once registered and accepted onto each. I turned the TV off, took out the antenna cable and powered back on. To my surprise all of the Freeview play apps now still work . Give it a try.
I'm not getting crackling anymore, but I'm still getting frequent no sound with the Shield when first turning the TV on. It's happening about 3 times a week now and requires restarting by unplugging the TV. I never know if it's going to do it, so there's always some apprehension whenever I turn it on.I'm almost 100% sure Philips 934 (65") will be my next TV but a few comments bother me regarding sound and crackle noises when using an external tv box
It is mentionned by @Domsy on a few posts (using shield) and on this FlatPanel review (using apple tv).
This is a main drawback and I'm wondering if everybody encounters this issue ?
Is this supposed to be fixed on a future firmware update ?
Thanks for your feedback.
All I can suggest is a full factory reinstall to see if it updates to latest software.Have you got an aerial connected as this seems to make a difference?Hi guys, I just purchased this beast. Everything is great but I can't update it. My TV is on 001.001.114.005 software. When I go to update I get a message that my TV is updated. When I go to Philips support page the last version there is 001.001.114.002. This for me means there is no Dobly Atmos on Netflix because you need 001.002.173.004 to have it... I waited a few days to see if a TV will offer me an update but nothing. Does anyone have any suggestions?
it did not update when I first set it up, it came with 001.001.114.005 and in update histroy it is also just 001.001.114.005. I am in Croatia - no update, then I did full factory reset and set region to Germany - still no update. TV is connected thru WifiDid it update when you first set it up?What does it say in update history?What region are you in?Are you connected to internet by wifi or wired?Sorry for questions just trying to help.