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post #61 of 91
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Originally Posted by Ennui View Post

The first time I tried, I found the links but not any more. Logging in takes me to the standard Sony account screen. Can you still find the links?

It's still there, it's just that Sony converted the site over to be part of their "ESSENTIALS" services. You need a Sony Essentials account now to access the site. There should be a way of linking your old account and the ESSENTIALS site together. I forgot how I did it though.

Here's the direct link, but it probably won't let you to it without logging in:

https://internet.sony.tv/customer/te...=en&country=US
post #62 of 91
Yes, I can login without a problem but it takes me to another login screen for my account?!?!

I even tried re-registering for the essentials but ended up at the same place.
post #63 of 91
You need to merge your Essential and old Sony.TV accounts. I don't remember it being that hard to do. If you are having problems, make sure your browser isn't blocking 3rd party cookies.
post #64 of 91
I noticed this week that a new Internet Channel from FIFA has appeared on the BIVL. Just in time for the World Cup.
post #65 of 91
A major retailer (quasi partner with K-Mart) is closing out their NV1 for $40. Picked one up today and feed it over powerline ethernet to my 52XBR4. Netflix setup was quick and painless. Some of the content suffers from too much compression (?) and the buffering can be a little slow but otherwise for the money, can't beat with a stick.
post #66 of 91
It works okay for the most part, but it's not great. The biggest issue i have with it besides the sluggish interface is that it refuses to stream Amazon in HD. It used too do so, but hasn't since the 1.2.5 software upgrade.

I'm fairly certain this is caused by it reporting the wrong speed during the Amazon speed test so Amazon chooses the SD stream instead.

Netflix does work in HD.
post #67 of 91
Is still worth getting it? With new Upgrades, do you now receive facebook, pandora capability?
post #68 of 91
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Originally Posted by corrado85 View Post

Is still worth getting it? With new Upgrades, do you now receive facebook, pandora capability?

No it doesn't get any of that.

I'm beginning to think it was never worth getting. You'd be better off with a Roku box.
post #69 of 91
I just purchased one of these off eBay for about $40 to use with my 40Z4100S. The main draw for me was that I would be able to integrate Netflix into my TV's functionality without having to turn on another component. It accomplishes this goal very nicely.

However, it is indeed a clunky piece of equipment. Once the stream starts it's fine, but the interface is very slow and lacks features. I don't understand why the interface is so terribly slow, as it is obviously just a custom web browser for the TV. It should be much lighter on its feet than it is. It obviously has enough processing power to stream in HD, so why is it tripping up over the browser? Sony needs better coders.

Comparing the NV1 to the Netflix disc for the Wii, which I was using before I got the NV1, it has far less capability. I can only view Netflix titles that are already in my instant queue on the NV1, whereas with the Wii I could search genres as well as view the "Movies you'll love" section (or whatever it's called). The Wii beats it hands down on the interface, but of course lacks HD, and using it means I have to boot up the Wii, get out a Wii-mote, start the Netflix app, etc. So even with the slower interface, the NV1 is still a faster way to go.

I'll probably end up replacing the NV1 with a Sony Internet-enabled Blu-Ray player down the road some time, but I'm not too thrilled about having to turn on another component and wait for the Blu-Ray player to boot up in order to start watching my Netflix. I really like how the NV1 integrates into my TV's XMB.

In summary, I had great hopes for the NV1. The concept had great potential, but every time I use it I am woefully reminded of what the device could have been, which is in stark contrast to what it is.

Does anyone know if any of the network Blu-Ray players integrate into the TV's XMB like the BIVL does? I assume that would require a DMEx USB connection, but I would like to be wrong.
post #70 of 91
I just noticed that Hulu Plus is now listed as coming "this fall" in my media options. Glad to see Sony is still upgrading the device!
post #71 of 91
My BIVL just died (power light off), a little over 14 months after I got it. Of course Sony's warranty is only for a year, so it died just 2 months out of warranty.

I called Sony and they couldn't tell me how much it would cost to repair it. I'll have to call the repair center in Texas on Monday to find out.

I'm not sure it pays to repair it. I doubt the repair cost will be less than the cost for a new one (around $120). Also since I picked up a Roku box, I haven't used the BIVL since the Roku is so much faster.

In hindsight I never would have bought the BIVL in the first place.
post #72 of 91
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Originally Posted by Morac View Post

My BIVL just died (power light off), a little over 14 months after I got it. Of course Sony's warranty is only for a year, so it died just 2 months out of warranty.

I called Sony and they couldn't tell me how much it would cost to repair it. I'll have to call the repair center in Texas on Monday to find out.

I'm not sure it pays to repair it. I doubt the repair cost will be less than the cost for a new one (around $120). Also since I picked up a Roku box, I haven't used the BIVL since the Roku is so much faster.

In hindsight I never would have bought the BIVL in the first place.

I just bought one "new and sealed" from eBay for $66, free shipping. It should be here in a couple of days. The listing indicated the seller had 10 in stock. I'll let you know how that goes. It may be cheaper than repair.
post #73 of 91
I just purchased a DMX-NV1 "new and sealed" on eBay. It should be here in a couple of days.

Assuming it truly is "mint", is there a way to get a copy of the OS currently on the BIVL (and reload it later) before I connect it up and it updates?

Can I get another image after it updates?
post #74 of 91
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Originally Posted by Morac View Post

My BIVL just died (power light off), . . .

Just thought of something: Did you check to see if the power adaptor brick thingy is working?
post #75 of 91
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Originally Posted by pvman View Post


Just thought of something: Did you check to see if the power adaptor brick thingy is working?

Yes, I used a volt meter and it was outputting the proper voltage.
post #76 of 91
Well, hulu plus is now working, but I haven't subscribed. I don't like the functionality, yet. Hopefully they will fix a few bugs.

I looked at one of the preview programs (Cosmos). Firstly, my internet connection isn't the best (2 Mb/s download). It works great for standard definition programs, though.

The problem occured because hulu puts interstitial commercials within a program. After the 3rd "segment" of my program, while the commercial was playing, it hung. I couldn't break out without pressing the "Home" button on my remote control and navigation back to the main menu of the hulu channel.

Once I got back to my program, it did not remember where I left off and started me at the very beginning. So, after viewing 25 minutes of a main program with 2 commerical breaks in between, I now am forced to repeat them again.

So, I played along. Low and behold, one of the commercial breaks hung, yet again, and I had to start over one more time.

This definitely needs to be fixed before I'm willing to subscribe.
post #77 of 91
Can anyone describe how to connect the NX1 to a Wireless G Linksys router without using an eternet cable?
post #78 of 91
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Originally Posted by gbaby View Post
Can anyone describe how to connect the NX1 to a Wireless G Linksys router without using an eternet cable?
Well, it doesn't have a WiFi transceiver, so it's not possible without some other device that does, like another WAP.

Okay, so I said that kind of "tounge in cheek", but the point is, it can only be connected with an Ethernet cable.
post #79 of 91
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Originally Posted by gbaby View Post

Can anyone describe how to connect the NX1 to a Wireless G Linksys router without using an eternet cable?

Never mind. I purchased a Cisco gaming adapter and it works flawlessly. In fact, it connected in minutes. I have to say that I think this device is worth it if you have an older Sony that can accomodate it. Especially at its current pricing.
post #80 of 91
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Originally Posted by pvman View Post

....Okay, so I said that kind of "tounge in cheek", but the point is, it can only be connected with an Ethernet cable.

Not true. See above comment.
post #81 of 91
I am very satisfied with the DMX-NV1 for movies. Netflix is high def, and its sound is Dolby Digital Plus 5.1. My PS3 will play back the 5.1, but not the DMX-NV1. Anyone know why the DMX-NV1 won't play 5.1? Is there a design limitation?
post #82 of 91
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Originally Posted by gbaby View Post

I am very satisfied with the DMX-NV1 for movies. Netflix is high def, and its sound is Dolby Digital Plus 5.1. My PS3 will play back the 5.1, but not the DMX-NV1. Anyone know why the DMX-NV1 won't play 5.1? Is there a design limitation?

My NV1 broke, but if I remember correctly you need to use the audio optical out to connect your TV to your receiver. I do know 5.1 works though.
post #83 of 91
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Originally Posted by Morac View Post

My NV1 broke, but if I remember correctly you need to use the audio optical out to connect your TV to your receiver. I do know 5.1 works though.

My NV1 says my audio receiver will not accept the audio output. It is an old Bose system but it works fine 5.1 with optical in from TiVo or PS3, just not the NV1.
post #84 of 91
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Originally Posted by Ennui View Post


My NV1 says my audio receiver will not accept the audio output. It is an old Bose system but it works fine 5.1 with optical in from TiVo or PS3, just not the NV1.

Are you going from the TV itself to the Bose? That's what you need to do. You can also test if you can get TV channels in 5.1 by hooking an antenna or cable in directly to the TV. That requires being able to tune a digital station (not encrypted).
post #85 of 91
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Originally Posted by gbaby View Post
Not true. See above comment.
Actually, it was true. A third party adapter had to be added to the DMX-NV1 to make it wireless. The NV1 cannot communicate with a WAP on it's own.
post #86 of 91
So, I accidently logged out of YouTube today (first link on the NV1's YouTube channel).

When I attempted the log back in, the login screen does not have any fields to enter a username or password.

So, to anyone that is not already logged into YouTube: Are you seeing this behavior?

If you are already logged in, DO NOT LOG OUT, you may not be able to get back in again.
post #87 of 91
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Originally Posted by pvman
So, I accidently logged out of YouTube today (first link on the NV1's YouTube channel).

When I attempted the log back in, the login screen does not have any fields to enter a username or password.

So, to anyone that is not already logged into YouTube: Are you seeing this behavior?

If you are already logged in, DO NOT LOG OUT, you may not be able to get back in again.
I remember that happening once. I believe unplugging the NV-1 and plugging it back in fixed that problem. That or resetting the channels via the menu. I do remember being able to fix it.
post #88 of 91
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Originally Posted by Morac View Post
I remember that happening once. I believe unplugging the NV-1 and plugging it back in fixed that problem. That or resetting the channels via the menu. I do remember being able to fix it.
Yep. That did it. Thanks!!

Playing the "Space Ballon" video, now.
post #89 of 91
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Originally Posted by Morac View Post

Are you going from the TV itself to the Bose? That's what you need to do. You can also test if you can get TV channels in 5.1 by hooking an antenna or cable in directly to the TV. That requires being able to tune a digital station (not encrypted).

I can get all the channels (cable and many OTA) in 5.1 (if they are transmitting it) via the optical out on the TiVo. I have an optical switch that I use to switch to the PS3 output and that works fine. I think I tried the optical out on the TV for the NV-1 output but still got the error message. This is an OLD Bose so I am not surprised.
post #90 of 91
Has anyone noticed that some of the new Crackle ads won't play? If the ad won't play, the featured content is unavailable.

I've tried soft resetting the NV1, and cycling power on the NV1 and my ISP's modem. No change.
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