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post #661 of 736
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Originally Posted by lokilarry View Post

What is VIA plus?

the next generation of via apps, powered by google, as opposed to yahoo.
post #662 of 736
no sign of skype or youtube here, and i'd expect those of us on via sets won't get it at all, unless vizio can replace the entire connected platform via update.
post #663 of 736
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Originally Posted by OncleJulien View Post

no sign of skype or youtube here, and i'd expect those of us on via sets won't get it at all, unless vizio can replace the entire connected platform via update.

I'm on a 552XVT, and Skype and Youtube just showed up today - find it kind of interesting considering that there is no input method for skype. Need to break out a few USB devices and try it out I think!

Edit: http://www.vizio.com/tvchat Can't sign in, probably checks for the cam. YT works great tho, nice and speedy (much faster than my Google TV too)
post #664 of 736
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Originally Posted by CJPC View Post

I'm on a 552XVT, and Skype and Youtube just showed up today - find it kind of interesting considering that there is no input method for skype. Need to break out a few USB devices and try it out I think!

Edit: http://www.vizio.com/tvchat Can't sign in, probably checks for the cam. YT works great tho, nice and speedy (much faster than my Google TV too)

I got the update on both my 553 and 554.
post #665 of 736
tried usb slot you cannot view video from the usb ...only music and pics....
post #666 of 736
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Originally Posted by Mrslippyfist76 View Post

tried usb slot you cannot view video from the usb ...only music and pics....

I think video is a hopeless wish.
post #667 of 736
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Originally Posted by Burnerbum View Post

I got the update on both my 553 and 554.

can you share with us your version number of both vizio firmware and yahoo widget gallery?

thanks.
post #668 of 736
Model: SV422XVT
New Firmware: MP-VIA2D-C7.0.1.0-S
Yahoo Version: 1.3.51

I have new Youtube and Skype widgets.

*edit*
Skype works, but of course without the Vizio-branded USB webcam, you can't video chat.
post #669 of 736
Just got an email saying Blockbuster won't be available on Vizio TVs anymore after January 3rd. I doubt anyone will miss it.
post #670 of 736
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Originally Posted by onclejulien View Post

can you share with us your version number of both vizio firmware and yahoo widget gallery?

Thanks.

553 c6.2.0_rc2

554 xp5.0.1.0-s
post #671 of 736
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Originally Posted by Burnerbum View Post

553 c6.2.0_rc2

thanks, my 553 is C3.2.3_RC3 - guess i just need to wait.

is your app platform still yahoo-based, or did it get replaced with a google-based platform?

yahoo 1.3.22.1 here.
post #672 of 736
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Originally Posted by OncleJulien View Post

thanks, my 553 is C3.2.3_RC3 - guess i just need to wait.

is your app platform still yahoo-based, or did it get replaced with a google-based platform?

yahoo 1.3.22.1 here.

Yahoo.
553 and 554 are v1.3.27
post #673 of 736
according to vizio support:

* an update has been released in limited doses
* there is no way to force your set to update
* the updates are rolling out in serial number order
* all sets should have the update within the next 2 weeks

for comparison's sake, would anyone who has been updated care to share their serial? i'd iike to see if i'm in the same ballpark as you.

thanks
post #674 of 736
Just recieved the update this morning. Ser. #LAPPGLA

They've added Skype! But it appears only the Vizio branded camera will work.

Availble at Vizio.com/tvchat.
post #675 of 736
Thread Starter 
AAAHHHHHHH!!!! The ghosting/ mini blinds issue is now back on my 552 with the newest update. I would preferred to have kept mine disconnected and just used the PS3 if I knew this crud would return. Looks like I'm going to have to call vizio on this issue yet again. I was so happy with this TV (3rd one) too.
post #676 of 736
Please forgive if this is a stupid question, but how will I know when my 553 is updated and has youtube? Do the updates allways happen while watching something, or does the TV sometimes update while it's turned off?

Also, I find it cumbersome to find widgets/apps? Is there an easy way to search for a widget, other than scroll through screen after screen of various (mostly TV stations, it appears) widgets?
post #677 of 736
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Originally Posted by deanbrew View Post

Please forgive if this is a stupid question, but how will I know when my 553 is updated and has youtube? Do the updates allways happen while watching something, or does the TV sometimes update while it's turned off?

i believe it can happen in either scenario, honestly - the widget menu, at least, will give you an alert that tells you it updated itself. it will be skinned with youtube or skype graphics, presumably.

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Originally Posted by deanbrew View Post

Also, I find it cumbersome to find widgets/apps? Is there an easy way to search for a widget, other than scroll through screen after screen of various (mostly TV stations, it appears) widgets?

while not perfect, there is categories sort that trims down the list between apps you may actually want, and all those local news widgets for stations youve never heard of.
post #678 of 736
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Originally Posted by deanbrew View Post

Please forgive if this is a stupid question, but how will I know when my 553 is updated and has youtube? Do the updates allways happen while watching something, or does the TV sometimes update while it's turned off?

Also, I find it cumbersome to find widgets/apps? Is there an easy way to search for a widget, other than scroll through screen after screen of various (mostly TV stations, it appears) widgets?

When my Vizio 552 was updated the app bar (or whatever you call the list of apps on the bottom of the screen) was reset. Youtube and Skype were there along with apps like Blockbuster that I had never installed. And many of the apps that I did install were gone... I had to download them again.
post #679 of 736
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Originally Posted by Burnerbum View Post

553 c6.2.0_rc2

554 xp5.0.1.0-s

Well, Vizio delivered the replacement set today and now I'm back to the original FW and apps. I wonder how long it will take to update.

But, I don't mind just as long as I got a good set!
post #680 of 736
You guys all seem to have XVT series sets. I am on an E series E3D470VX. Am I to assume that my apps will be updated as well? I already felt that the VIA platform and selection was the best I've experienced so far, and now adding YouTube should make it even better. Can't wait.
post #681 of 736
I haven't seen anybody here that has this tv and was wondering if anybody else has one? I can't seem to find the skype app, but I've only had this tv for 2 days and love it. Anyone have any settings advice? great forum.
post #682 of 736
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Originally Posted by Burnerbum View Post

Well, Vizio delivered the replacement set today and now I'm back to the original FW and apps. I wonder how long it will take to update.

But, I don't mind just as long as I got a good set!


This morning when I turned it on it was updating to the August FW. I watched the set for a while and then shut it off and went out for about an hour. When I returned and turned it back on it was updating to the latest FW. After the update I turned it on and selected the Via and it was installing all the latest widgets.

That was fast. I was expecting to have to wait a while for the updates but I'm back in business.
post #683 of 736
my long national nightmare is over...my 553 updated yesterday, serial #GLPP37ALxxxxx.

skype and youtube automagically appear on the app bar, no installation necessary. skype works as a text chat right out of the box, and ive ordered the camera/mic, so i'll report back on its quality.

youtube is mostly fantastic - the automatic selection of the highest hd video is fab, and the quality is amazing, but the inability to search, a la amazon, right from the app while still watching a broadcast would have been a nice touch, as well as the ability to sort found videos. still, its availability is very much appreciated from this user and family.

was hoping to find 'video' now as an option in the media app, but the fact that vizio is still updating this set gives me hope that it will perhaps come in a future update.
post #684 of 736
anyone know why Rovi or yahoo pulled the TV guide app?
post #685 of 736
i received my vizio camera today - small but solid device, sits atop my 55" set perfectly fine, and connects to an available usb port. no configuration necessary, the skype app sees that the camera is connected and allows you to make video calls to anyone on your contact list. you can display video in either a picture beside picture mode or full screen, with a small preview window for your local video in the top left corner. picture quality is quite nice and audio is as well, but the real nice feature is you can sign in and then close the skype app, and an unobtrusive popup will appear on screen which allows you to accept or decline a received call, or even set yourself in do not disturb mode.

the camera is twice as expensive as it needs to be, but i'm pleased with the capabilities i now have.
post #686 of 736
Has anybody else who has received the update have any issues with the Hulu App? I tried toying around with it tonight, but essentially the Hulu App refused to play any of the videos I selected and it only displays the most recent featured videos...I no longer have options at the bottom to navigate the different categories...
post #687 of 736
Wow, Vizio is sure pushing the updates out. Two updates in the past two weeks. It appears VIA apps now have their own separate volume controls, which is REALLY annoying. So if i'm watching TV at normal volume, and I go into my Netflix app, and I turn the volume down because I'm getting sleepy, and then if I'm half awake/asleep and someone exits the Netflix, the TV is suddenly full volume again.

It's really really really REALLY annoying. They need to make volume global through all apps and the TV.

Also, when switching HDMI inputs, the volume goes to FULL BLAST for a tenth of a second before it goes back. So switching inputs on video sources makes you poop your pants.

Seems like they need to fix a lot of stuff now.

I wish Netflix would have a way to clear the bar off the screen when you pause a movie. It's so annoying.
post #688 of 736
>>anyone know why Rovi or yahoo pulled the TV guide app?<<

That sucked. It is one of the few apps I routinely used! Unless I am missing something, there hasn't been any equivalent replacement pop up on the app list. The data is available because you can get it for one station at a time by pressing the info button a few times. That isn't the same/as convenient as the TV guide apps where you saw many channels at once.
post #689 of 736
Has anyone noticed that the YouTube app doesn't give you as many search results compared to when you do the same search on a PC? I am just glad to finally have an app but it does mean you have to be more specific with your search terms so that you are eliminating useless results that might cut the list off.
post #690 of 736
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Originally Posted by xzvvv View Post

Has anyone noticed that the YouTube app doesn't give you as many search results compared to when you do the same search on a PC? I am just glad to finally have an app but it does mean you have to be more specific with your search terms so that you are eliminating useless results that might cut the list off.

Yes, I have a had time findin the videos I want, even the ones I uploaded.
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