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What are the chances of getting Panasonic to update the Netflix app in these TVs? I have a new Panasonic WS600 and Netflix is awesome. The Netflix app in Viera Connect on the VT30 is so bad. You can't even search for a title and profiles are not supported. So, when my family watches something (like kids programming, etc.), the next time I log into my profile on another device, it tries to make recommendations based on stuff I don't even watch.

I even sent an email to panasonic and never heard back.

That's the problem with all of this "Smart TV" technology. They don't keep up with it after the initial sale and you're stuck with dinosaur versions of apps.
post #6422 of 6435
It's doubtful that we will ever see an update. Panasonic made great TV's but their product support leaves something to be desired.
post #6423 of 6435
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Originally Posted by Tom Riddle View Post

It's doubtful that we will ever see an update. Panasonic made great TV's but their product support leaves something to be desired.

But do any TV manufacturers still support a three old display?
post #6424 of 6435
Good point. Samsung does look to be stepping in the right direction with their evolution kits - we shall see.
post #6425 of 6435
True, but IMO it's looking like this is the last year for plasma with Samsung. I wonder how long they do support
the evo kit.
post #6426 of 6435
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Originally Posted by Tom Riddle View Post

It's doubtful that we will ever see an update. Panasonic made great TV's but their product support leaves something to be desired.

So, what's the point of all these "smart tvs" if the manufacturers aren't going to update the apps in the market just a year or two after they are sold?
post #6427 of 6435
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So, what's the point of all these "smart tvs" if the manufacturers aren't going to update the apps in the market just a year or two after they are sold?

Marketing to sell more TV's.
post #6428 of 6435
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So, what's the point of all these "smart tvs" if the manufacturers aren't going to update the apps in the market just a year or two after they are sold?

When i recently dug my old 2009 46G10 out of storage and set it up in the den, it found new firmware and updated to the current version. Not sure what apps were updated since i don't use em, but Panasonic is still updating older models.
post #6429 of 6435
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When i recently dug my old 2009 46G10 out of storage and set it up in the den, it found new firmware and updated to the current version. Not sure what apps were updated since i don't use em, but Panasonic is still updating older models.

Must be nice.
post #6430 of 6435
Maybe some still read this tongue.gif

My TV just doesn´t turn on after 13 months, because the TV is no longer in warranty I get it to a technician, he told me this part is blowed: TXNSC1NVUU, that is the SC Board, maybe someone here have a good one and want to sell it for cheap?

Thanks
post #6431 of 6435
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Originally Posted by juanchibiris View Post

Maybe some still read this tongue.gif

My TV just doesn´t turn on after 13 months, because the TV is no longer in warranty I get it to a technician, he told me this part is blowed: TXNSC1NVUU, that is the SC Board, maybe someone here have a good one and want to sell it for cheap?

Thanks

 

My best advice is to find your nearest authorized Panasonic service center, and get a repair estimate. After a few days of bitching at Panasonic, I got them to cover $~160 of a $410 repair job. Less chance of screwing it up yourself, and you get at least a 90 day warranty on the service and parts from the shop most likely.

post #6432 of 6435
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Originally Posted by porkbellies View Post

My best advice is to find your nearest authorized Panasonic service center, and get a repair estimate. After a few days of bitching at Panasonic, I got them to cover $~160 of a $410 repair job. Less chance of screwing it up yourself, and you get at least a 90 day warranty on the service and parts from the shop most likely.

Hi, I live in Colombia and someone got me the board and repair the TV for $250 with 3 months warranty, it took a while to get the part but he finally got it, Panasonic Colombia doesn´t have that part, I´m thinking on putting a complaint because they guarantee 3 years in parts after the last unit was manufactured, if they can´t provide that part they will have to return my money, I know of someone who did this and keep the TV and the money, because the couldn´t provide the part, so he got it from another source
post #6433 of 6435
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Originally Posted by ckenisell View Post

What are the chances of getting Panasonic to update the Netflix app in these TVs? I have a new Panasonic WS600 and Netflix is awesome. The Netflix app in Viera Connect on the VT30 is so bad. You can't even search for a title and profiles are not supported. So, when my family watches something (like kids programming, etc.), the next time I log into my profile on another device, it tries to make recommendations based on stuff I don't even watch.

I even sent an email to panasonic and never heard back.

That's the problem with all of this "Smart TV" technology. They don't keep up with it after the initial sale and you're stuck with dinosaur versions of apps.

This and the lack of HBO GO app are the most disappointing things about this TV for me. Pretty inexcusable

post #6434 of 6435
I agree, the Netflix app for the VT30 is AWFUL! Not only is the user interface bad, but the streaming quality is low for the bandwidth used. Recently I started using Chromecast to stream Netflix to my VT30. The user interface is much better (everything is through your computer, smartphone, or tablet) and the streaming video quality is appreciably higher.
post #6435 of 6435
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I agree, the Netflix app for the VT30 is AWFUL! Not only is the user interface bad, but the streaming quality is low for the bandwidth used. Recently I started using Chromecast to stream Netflix to my VT30. The user interface is much better (everything is through your computer, smartphone, or tablet) and the streaming video quality is appreciably higher.
Do like I do just use it for a monitor that's what bluray players are for.
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