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Re: Mios Running on a Samsung BD-C6800
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2010, 08:10:43 pm »
Mios/MCV makes the app.  I don't think it will require updating, unless they want to add features.  It will probably work like iVera in that it goes out and requests information about your devices and then populates the GUI.  Who knows how it will do with a huge number of devices, or if they'll add a way to hide devices (something requested for UI4 too).  I think they are still working things out with Samsung.
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Re: Mios Running on a Samsung BD-C6800
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2010, 12:55:06 am »
I am on the same fence @Strangley.

Not just because I have the HDMI Matrix setup now too, but because I'm not sure if TV control of Vera is going to be necessary at my house so getting the Samsung Blu-Ray may not be a requirement for me.  I can use the TV remote (my ipod touch thanks to SQ Blaster) to control/monitor the house and it probably responds faster than the Samsung TV would.  The only benefit I can see for myself is bringing up the cameras on the TV instead of my little ipod screen...hmm, thinking...problem solved I am buying an iPad ;)

The Samsung interface is a great move on MCVs part for the majority of buyers, but now that I have made the switch to total ipod control, the more I think about it I don't think it would apply to me.  Unless the Samsung app offered full screen camera multi-view with PTZ support, then I couldn't resist.
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Re: Mios Running on a Samsung BD-C6800
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2010, 11:28:34 am »
I like the Google TV idea.  I have a small pc behind my tv now that I use mostly for playing music from my network and sharing pics.
This thing would easily replace it and has more to offer. 

With the Android based OS, I think it would be easy to integrate some nice zwave plugins for it too!
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Re: Mios Running on a Samsung BD-C6800
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2010, 11:50:25 am »
Although that being said, I have a spare matrix input which is begging for another gadget to be plugged in.... Hmm, GoogleTV perhaps? ;)

I'm in the same boat.  Figure I'll let GTV sort out it's "application" model first, and see how well they do without the keyboard.... also want to see where ATV takes they're v2 product.  I'm hoping the GTV can do Screen overlays, you have to run your HDMI through it so that's at least a good start...

Let me know when you get one as I want to know if it obeys CEC or not, and you have the bits to work that out.

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Re: Mios Running on a Samsung BD-C6800
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2010, 11:59:40 am »
The price seems a little bit high at the moment. I know its probably worth it considering what it can do, but it's still a bit higher than I expected. I guess I'll play the wait and see approach. Hopefully more products will come out and it won't be exclusive to Sony or Logitech!
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Re: Mios Running on a Samsung BD-C6800
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2010, 01:15:40 pm »
[quote also want to see where ATV takes they're v2 product. [/quote]

I want to see where they take v1. Clearly they shipped early before it was complete to pre-empt and steal thunder from GTV. Looking under the hood, ATV v1 should run iOS apps in an update. But I'm not comfortable with a 720p hw limitation. Even though Netflix is currently 720p, I don't like the hardware limit. I'm hoping Netflix 5.1 and 1080p are on the horizon. 
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Re: Mios Running on a Samsung BD-C6800
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2010, 01:21:28 pm »
@santakrooz,
By ATV v2, I mean the 2nd generation model (compact, iOS based) one they're shipping now.  ATV v1 is the older, Intel & MacOSX-based one they were shipping prior.

but yes, 720p is a little limiting.  It can read 1080p files, but only spits them out at 720p, and only with limited file-format support, which is also disappointing.

As an aside, it's interesting to see how the DVD/BD players are evolving themselves to be more "media" centric (first Netflix/Amazon/DNLA, and now Home control)

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Re: Mios Running on a Samsung BD-C6800
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2010, 03:59:12 am »
My understanding is that the app was running on the tv not the blu-Ray player...

From what the MCV/mios guys were telling me at CEDIA, i undedrstand it is a flash based ui and is being submitted to the samsung tv app store...


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Re: Mios Running on a Samsung BD-C6800
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2010, 06:32:50 am »
Mat - The one I took the picture of was running on my Blu-Ray player that has Internet@TV installed on it. The core functionality works on the player, the thing not working was the control via remote control.
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Re: Mios Running on a Samsung BD-C6800
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2010, 08:38:19 am »
FYI - The Mios App Video....

http://www.box.net/shared/hu2858m3il
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Re: Mios Running on a Samsung BD-C6800
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2010, 11:42:40 am »
Nice video, thank you.  Does it always take that long to get the menu up, or once you have it launched will it run in the background and auto-hide when you are done with it or between uses?
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« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2010, 03:25:10 pm »
Info for Samsung TV users. If don't want to wait for MIOS on TV, look at http://samygo.tv/.

Download NetSurf browser. Add http://[your vera local ip]/port_3480/data_request?id=lr_wap to netsurf options file (for homepage url). Install browser to Samsung TV. Now you have vera with big screen. It works only with  wap version, but you can use TV remote.





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Re: Mios Running on a Samsung BD-C6800
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2010, 08:38:50 pm »
Info for Samsung TV users. If don't want to wait for MIOS on TV, look at http://samygo.tv/.

Download NetSurf browser. Add http://[your vera local ip]/port_3480/data_request?id=lr_wap to netsurf options file (for homepage url). Install browser to Samsung TV. Now you have vera with big screen. It works only with  wap version, but you can use TV remote.

Great tip!  Thanks for the link.  This looks like the firmware will give your older Samsung (w/o Internet @TV) similar access to Vera (albiet not as pretty, but maybe faster).  The great thing is that you can pick up the older Samsung sets for a song in recent sales and be able to do a few web things on it.  Just being careful NOT to upgrade the firmware out of the box, like Apple and their jailbreaks it is better to be on older factory firmware.

Does the browser support anything like Netflix or Hulu, or is it pretty basic?
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