Bazzy, Viera Cast will have a selection of different widgets but these will vary in each European country.
The only ones confirmed for the UK so far are YouTube, Picasa and a weather channel, but more are expected to be added in June.
Just bought this from Tech7, instore Mbro, house of fraser �209. Works a treat & updated itself on installation, wether it's any better than my PS3, is debatable....
Yes. You access Viera-Cast through the Blu-ray player so you don't need to have a Panasonic TV. To use the DLNA functionality you do need a compatible TV, but again, this doesn't have to be a Panasonic set.
Do the Viera-Cast functions & features work with non Panasonic sets - like a Pioneer PDP-LX5090 for example? Does Viera-Cast have a selection of widgets to choose from or is it juts basically You-Tube and Picassa and that's it? What about the DLNA & Networking features - can they also be used in the same way?
With all this home cinema stuff being new to me and based on the review of this blu-ray player I indeed took the plunge and went out and purchased it - ESPECIALLY as I only had a single free digitial co-axial socket free on my Onkyo 506 AV amp.
No however, I have to say I feel pretty darn miffed as having purchased a nice new digital coaxial cable to go with it, when I finally got it out and went to plug it all in - LO and BEHOLD there is NO digital co-axial output on it, only an optical out. The review clearly stated that it has ALL the required outputs except 5.1 analogue and it says in the TECH SPECS - Digital Co-axial = 1.
I have to say that I have now spent £250 for something that I can not actually use with my AV amplifier unless I continually change over the digital optical cables.
I would be very grateful for an explanation of this please What Hi-Fi!
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