Originally Posted by pleomorph
I am also having trouble with the Facebook widget.
I have the latest firmware and I am able to successfully download it. However, when I try to launch it, it pops up briefly and then disappears (the spinner keeps going indefinitely in the upper-right corner until I press Exit). My other widgets (weather, Twitter, etc) seem to be fine.
Anybody else experience the same thing?
Yes, I'm having the same problem with the Facebook widget. (However, I'm using the 176 version of the firmware on my KDL-52Z5100.) My Facebook widget pops up briefly and then disappears, and the spinner on the right top corner of the screen spins and spins and spins...
Not only that, my Yahoo Weather widget stopped working properly... only shows me the current temp, no 5-day forecast like it used to... that section is now grayed out on the expanded widget. I tried it for different cities as well. Same problem. Yahoo News widget now only spins and spins like the Facebook one does. (Yahoo News used to work.) Anyone else have problems with the weather or news widgets? Care to test it if you don't already have them installed?
I even tried to delete the problem widgets and re-install them, but the re-installed versions do the same thing. (The Ebay widget still works. At least one widget is working for me!)
It's very frustrating. What has changed? Is it a problem with the Yahoo widget servers? or the firmware? I was going to try to upgrade to the 178 version (even though the Sony site says no need to do that.) But, some of you have had the same problems with the 178 version?
Any way to fix this?
(Note too, that I had had problems even pulling up the Widget gallery until I removed most of my widgets, and I only had a few installed in the first place. Then Widget gallery would load.)
Another question... Is the only way to update the Yahoo Widgets engine through the TV's overall firmware upgrade?