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post #5071 of 5082 Old 11-18-2014, 05:17 PM
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hi guys, the new update for youtube has grey bars on some videos. is there a way to turn the grey bars off?


AwesomeAHlee, I dont believe there is any way to turn those off. Its part of the video unfortunately.

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AwesomeAHlee, I dont believe there is any way to turn those off. Its part of the video unfortunately.
it's not a part of the video, it didn't have it before and doesn't have it on the computer or phone. It's not just one video but many videos have grey bars.
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it's not a part of the video, it didn't have it before and doesn't have it on the computer or phone. It's not just one video but many videos have grey bars.
Well either way you cannot turn them off.

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Heads up fellow W9 owners. Just got a new update.......PKG4.491AAA. What it does? Have no clue as Sony does not give reasons for the update right away on their site.

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According to the Sony support site here in the UK the improvements are as follows (for vPKG4.491EUA):-

'Improves the video and audio playback
Enables TLS1.0 to ensure the security of internet applications, and improves the already existing SSL3.0'

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After today's update having issues with apps connecting and network errors Netflix don't work anyone else having problems.
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After today's update having issues with apps connecting and network errors Netflix don't work anyone else having problems.

No issues here. Everything is working the way it should be.

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TV finally connected normally again after giving me trouble all afternoon.
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TV finally connected normally again after giving me trouble all afternoon.

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Valid description for each and any firmware update:

"May improve some things and may degrade some others. YMMV."
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Valid description for each and any firmware update:

"May improve some things and may degrade some others. YMMV."
Thats not always the case. I havent had a single issue with any firmware upgrade that I have done on my W900 or my S6200 Blu ray player. Now back in the day when I had my 46inch V5100 2 upgrades wrecked the HDMI ports to the point to where they had to be replaced. But since then no issues with firmware updates. Now are they always needed? More often then not the answer is no because they dont make that much of a difference performance wise.

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Your kind of experience is perfectly included in my description. Note the "may", and note the "YMMV" (your milage may vary).

Following the TV scene over several years, the emerging pattern is pretty simple: With almost any firmware upgrade of no-matter-which manufacturer, there are those users that cry "problems, problems, PROBLEMS!", and there are those users that ask back "what's the matter, over here there's no problem at all".

Explanation? Difficult. Probably cases of "the system is complex, behaviour of complex systems is difficult to predict under each-and-every imaginable circumstances, and we [the TV manufacturer] have neither time nor money nor mood to really fathom the system in its full complexity. We just program on one single showcase system, and if it works there, then we suppose it is okay."
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