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October 4: Minor release pushed, current latest is 14. Minor bug fixed in control panel, but the primary reason for push is to upgrade factory test infrastructure in the image.<br>
 
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October 20: (PENDING, WILL PUSH WITHIN 24 HOURS) Major release pushed, Current latest is 18. Update should be semi-automatic, it will trigger automatically but you will probably have to reboot it manually. Update takes around 15 minutes to apply, it's a big one. Please see [[NeTV release 18 notes]].  
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October 20: Major release pushed, Current latest is 19. Update should be semi-automatic, it will trigger automatically but you will probably have to reboot it manually. Update takes around 15 minutes to apply, it's a big one. Please see [[NeTV release 18 notes]].  
 
*'''Note:''' you may have to manually power cycle your device at the conclusion of the update.  
 
*'''Note:''' you may have to manually power cycle your device at the conclusion of the update.  
 
*'''Note:''' HTTP API has been refactored, please see http://wiki.chumby.com/index.php/NeTV_web_services<br>
 
*'''Note:''' HTTP API has been refactored, please see http://wiki.chumby.com/index.php/NeTV_web_services<br>

Revision as of 09:38, 20 October 2011

Beta Program

This page here is for beta program users. Bugs, updates and compatibility matrices will be posted here.

Announcements

For old announcements, please see the NeTV announcement archive.

October 3: Major release pushed, Current latest is 12. Update should be automatic. Please see NeTV release 12 notes.
October 4: Minor release pushed, current latest is 14. Minor bug fixed in control panel, but the primary reason for push is to upgrade factory test infrastructure in the image.

October 20: Major release pushed, Current latest is 19. Update should be semi-automatic, it will trigger automatically but you will probably have to reboot it manually. Update takes around 15 minutes to apply, it's a big one. Please see NeTV release 18 notes.

  • Note: you may have to manually power cycle your device at the conclusion of the update.
  • Note: HTTP API has been refactored, please see http://wiki.chumby.com/index.php/NeTV_web_services
  • Because this is a major update, it takes a while on "finalizing updates" stage (it is configuring a hundred or so new kernel modules). The chroma key is off in this state, so you will see a big pink screen during this time. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • ssh is now off by default, you need to go to settings->enable SSH to turn it on.

Confirmed Issues

As of firmware release 12

  • Control panel does not retain channel selection through reboots
  • The reboot software command seems broken. Killing the watchdog timer seem to fix that.

Feature Discussion

  • Feature request: make rate of scrolling configurable
  • Feature request: add PAL support to enable EU cable box compatibility
  • Feature request: add iPhone support

Compatibility Matrix

columns for source compatibility should be: Device description, make, model; and auto-res, forced 480p, forced 720p, compatible; and 1080p truecinema compatible; comments. Numbers in parenthesis indicate the firmware revision that a particular compatibility state was verified in.

compatibility states should be yes, no, and intermittant/partial

Sources

Device Fw rev Resolution Compatibility Notes
Tivo Series 3 unknown forced 720p intermittant (11) I could get NeTV into mode where it just showed black background, usually by switching video inputs on TV and coming back to the Tivo+NeTV chain. [update: this happens on occasion when switching video inputs to TivoS3, not a dominant operating issue]
PS3 CECH-2501A Version 3.56 forced 480p yes
PS3 CECH-2501A Version 3.56 forced 720p yes
PS3 CECH-2501A Version 3.56 forced 1080p no (11) NeTV does not support 1080p60
PS3 CECH-2501A Version 3.56 auto no (11) NeTV goes into self-timing mode. However if I connect the PS3 to the TV directly, there is no signal, too. I have to reboot the PS3 then can set the resolution back to manually.

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Sony Blueray DVD Player BDP-S370 MO3.R.511 forced 480p yes
Sony Blueray DVD Player BDP-S370 MO3.R.511 forced 720p yes
Sony Blueray DVD Player BDP-S370 MO3.R.511 forced 1080p no NeTV does not support 1080p60
Sony Blueray DVD Player BDP-S370 MO3.R.511 auto + truecimena yes NeTV will support 1080p24 for bluray movies
LG Network Blueray Disc/DVD Player BD550 Main Ver: BD4.380.00; Servo Ver: H08LGN0902 forced 480p yes
LG Network Blueray Disc/DVD Player BD550 Main Ver: BD4.380.00; Servo Ver: H08LGN0902 forced 720p intermittent (11) NeTV becomes snowy when changing the resolution to 720p sometimes.
LG Network Blueray Disc/DVD Player BD550 Main Ver: BD4.380.00; Servo Ver: H08LGN0902 forced 1080p no
LG Network Blueray Disc/DVD Player BD550 Main Ver: BD4.380.00; Servo Ver: H08LGN0902 auto TBD Yi - please update
AKIRA DVD Player DVD-K3528HD unknown forced 480p yes
AKIRA DVD Player DVD-K3528HD unknown forced 720p yes
AKIRA DVD Player DVD-K3528HD unknown forced 1080p no
Apple TV version 2 unknown all no (11) / fixed >11 This product is non-compliant to spec. EESS signalling is too early, causing loss of cipher lock. A work-around is implemented and will be deployed in firmware versions greater than 11. Not quite sure how ATV2 works with other devices since they are so far out of spec on EESS timing.
Acer Aspire 5942G Windows 7 720p native yes
Lenovo Thinkpad T520 Windows 7 720p native yes requires displayport to HDMI adapter
Apple desktop products any 720p native no Apple munges the timing of the HDMI output so that it is not a CEA standard mode, NeTV cannot recognize it. Apple products suck for inter-operability.

Sinks

Display Resolution Compatibility Notes
Toshiba 40G300U forced 720p yes
LG FLATRON W2261VP-PF yes
VIZIO M221NV yes
LG 42LW5700TA yes
Sony Bravia 32CX520 yes This TV is very picky about the +5V input. For proper operation you must use the provided power supply and power cable, otherwise the resistive loss and/or tolerance of a typical USB power supply and cable can put you outside its accepted range.