Nice TV, but it has alot of small annoyances

Subtitles

  • Subtitles and Smart LED is a mess!? its not that smart, it will boost backlight on lower parts of the picture when the subtitles shows up
  • not possible to change primary subtitle language, its greyed out on mkv content (!)
  • not possible to turn off english subtitles on english language
  • or turn on english subtitles on japanese/non-english content only

DLNA

  • When browsing DLNA media server and sort by date, it will go back to root path and sort everything(this take ages with alot of media), would have been more useful and alot faster to do it on a per folder basis, so i can set sorting after date on "my pictures folder" but in the underfolders it can keep sorting a-z

Matroska

  • no FLAC in mkv support (it does play Music FLACs via DLNA)
  • no OPUS in mkv support (vorbis works however)
  • if the audio is unsupported, would have been useful if it tries another audio track? some of my files have both flac and dts/ac3
  • no H.264 High Profile 10-bit in mkv support (what? it is a 10-bit (12-bit?!) UltraHDTV for crying out lound)

will update as i notice more, some things might work but i havnt find out how, will try more testing of files

Did not find a simple way to setup network on arch, so here is a realy quick and easy guide to setup network on arch

wlan0 dhcp

nano /etc/netctl/wlan0
and put this inside

escription='wpa wireless'
Interface=wlan0
Connection=wireless
Security=wpa
IP=dhcp
ESSID='MyNetwork'
Key='WirelessKey'

now you can
netctl enable wlan0 && netctl start wlan0

dhcp eth0

nano /etc/netctl/eth0
and put this inside

Description='eth0'
Interface=eth0
Connection=ethernet
IP=dhcp

now you can
netctl enable && netctl start eth0

create smb-users group
sudo addgroup smb-users
sudo chgrp -R smb-users /disk2/data
create user
useradd -c “name” username
add a current user to smb-users
sudo usermod -a -G smb-users someuser
set a samba password
smbpasswd -a username
Samba config file
*add this to /etc/samba/smb.conf *

[global] workgroup = HOME
netbios name = SAMBA
server string = Samba Server %v
map to guest = Bad User
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
socket options = IPTOSLOWDELAY TCPNODELAY
preferred master = No
local master = No
dns proxy = No
security = User

[mydata] path = /path/to/mydata
valid users = @smb-users
read only = No
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0777

its pretty easy all you have to have is uck and a ubuntu cd iso from here

CrystalDiskmark

Sequential Read : 75.399 MB/s
Sequential Write : 61.677 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 66.277 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 3.732 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 6.974 MB/s [ 1702.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.809 MB/s [ 441.6 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 8.198 MB/s [ 2001.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.845 MB/s [ 450.6 IOPS]
Test : 1000 MB [I: 1.6% (1.0/59.6 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2014/07/02 2:09:46
OS : Windows 8.1 Pro [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)

i highly recommend following this
http://linuxpoison.blogspot.no/2008/07/quick-and-simple-samba-configuration.html
works fine for server using \ip\share instead of \server\share

Install Packages
sudo apt-get install autoconf automake libtool libogg-dev libpng12-dev libjpeg-dev check libsdl1.2-dev git

Compile Daala
git clone https://git.xiph.org/daala.git && cd daala

./autogen.sh

./configure && make -j22

make tools

  1. Install Cygwin x64
    https://cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe

  2. Install apt-cyg
    wget rawgit.com/transcode-open/apt-cyg/master/apt-cyg

    install apt-cyg /bin

  3. Install Packages
    apt-cyg install gcc-core make pkg-config autoconf automake libtool libogg-devel libpng-devel libjpeg-devel check git

  4. Compile Daala

    git clone https://git.xiph.org/daala.git

    cd daala

    ./autogen.sh

    ./configure --disable-player

    make -j22

    make tools

if the compile fail try commenting out
CFLAGS="-std=c89 -pedantic -Wall -Wextra -Wno-parentheses -Wno-long-long -Wno-overlength-strings $CFLAGS"

CC_CHECK_CFLAGS_APPEND([-U__STRICT_ANSI__])

with # on front of the lines
from configure.ac file

issues: only encoder works for me atm, i need to figure out howto properly compile SDL, tools might fail to compile too with make tools

looks like the good folks over at primatelabs updated geekbench to support HighDPI/HighPPI displays
http://www.primatelabs.com/blog/2014/10/geekbench-322/

samsung posted thier firmware and a tool to fix it today