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Archive for June 1st, 2012

Updating our Philips BDP5x00 BlueRay/DVD player, Philips PFL767x 3D TV and MyRemote apps for Android & iOS

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/06/01

Since the auto-update nor manual update feature of Philips devices over the internet never seems to work:

Today is Philips firmware using USB stick and app update time (:

One bummer is that the “firmware installation instructions” do not mention that you have to start with a cold boot one time before updating the devices. If you don’t, then the devices (especially the TV’s) do not recognize there is an update available.

So: always start with cutting the power (either by switch or by plugging the cable) then enabling power again. You only need to do this once before plugging in a USB stick with the update.

Another bummer there is that Philips does not publish direct links on their site either, so you have to browse through pages, select languages, then download the stuff. But the actual files are still static.

So below are the URLs of the pages and download links I used.

Note the links have been static, even over firmware versions.

Some tips on the links of the Philips site above:

  1. Replace the 42 in the URLs with the screen size of your TV to get the download specifically for your TV.
  2. Replace DEU or ENG in the URLs with your own language abbreviation to try getting it in your language.
    This is the list of language codes and languages that Philips uses: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Android Devices, HTC, HTC Sensation, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, LifeHacker, Power User | 1 Comment »

Recent multi media software updates: Action!, FooBar, MediaPlayerClassic, MKVToolNix, MediaInfo. Coincidence or not?

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/06/01

Is it coincidence, or not that these 3 got updates last week?


Posted in Power User | Leave a Comment »

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