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Discussion in 'Sony's NSZ-GS8 / NSZ-GS7' started by jschall, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. jschall

    jschall Member

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    I just got REL10 here in Canada. There are no details yet on the SONY support site:
    Sony eSupport - NSZ-GS7 - Support
    Has anybody noticed any changes?
     
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    I received a recent update for my Sony Google TV (GS7/8) this week.

    I am experiencing crashes during video playback.
    It happens under the following environments/applications:
    Netflix
    aVia Player
    Vimu Player

    Playing videos through aVia or Vimu Player yield a crash when streaming from my Network Storage Drive which is hooked up to my wifi router.

    I am now trying to isolate the issue by playing a video from GS7's Internal Storage.

    These crashes are happening with an average rate of one crash per stream for videos with a 50 minute length.

    My current FW is:
    REL10_NSZGS7_U2_2203_133772_20130529_URSC_S67254

    Is anyone else experiencing this behavior?
     
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    Hmm ... is this different than the release which added Vudu in the US? We've had DLNA for a month I think with REL09. In the notes for REL10 it says:

    "Adds support for the Media player / Socialife™ application and WPS2.0 functionNote: The Media player application only supports local contents (Internal Memory and USB). This application is not supported using DLNA® technology."

    I was sure I used DLNA with Media Player for non local content.

    I have noticed that ViMu has become really less than optimal when used as an external player for Mijuu. There doesn't seem to be a good video player for the GTV other than the Plex one at this time. In particular ViMu won't play many of my m4v files, something Plex handles easily.

    philip
     
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    After my first post I conducted some troubleshooting.
    The crashes are happening due to a temperature increase in my unit.

    The thermal footprint of the NSZ-GS7 is greater when operating with REL 10 than REL9.

    I measured the temperature with REL9 and REL10.
    REL10 overheats!
    The delta temp between REL10 and REL 9 is 4 degrees Celsius.

    REL 10 is now performing OK after I established forced ventilation over my unit.

    If you don't have any issue with REL 9 AND if you do not want to resort to forced ventilation than avoid REL10.

    Calvo.
     
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    jonw747 Well-Known Member

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    I like ViMu a lot. It's very quick and remembers your position in your movie. You can even just access a file share which is faster than going through a DLNA server. Plex is very clunky by comparison. But a lot depends on how you have things setup. If you re-encode your problematic videos to a format that ViMu can play, clearly you won't experience play back issues. If you organize your media library in a manner that Plex likes, it won't seem nearly so clunky.
     

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