Alright, long story short, I am opening a store/lounge and bought (2) 55" VIZIO Smart TV's..
Read all the threads and was about to give up on streaming media to them and Voila!, this:
I have not tested this yet, but I will over the next few days, will post again with my findings...
TLR - You can stream movies and media contect to your Vizio Smart TV with the DLNA compliant PS3 Media server found here:
Have a nice day!
I relize this thread is a little old but as far as a alt os what about the Google tv platform seeing as vizio has tv's that have google... alot if not all of the vizio Yahoo tv's have a Intel® CE 3100 System On a Chip CPU which is Atom Based Arch. and 256MB RAM and all this crapI know this thread is a few months old, but I too am interested in messing around with this as I have two I recently purchased.
Now as someone has said before developer(dot)yahoo(dot)com/connectedtv (cant post links yet ) has a plethora of information regarding the software running on these TVs.
Now on that site they mention that tv's running the connectedTV software have approx. 128MB of RAM(10MB of which is reserved for the ConnectedTV platform, and 50MB for the Dock that displays at the bottom of the screen) Which leaves about 64MB for App Usage.
For an alternative OS, I feel Ubuntu is going to have a bit too much overhead to run on these, not too mention the architecture is probably very different from what we're use to seeing on a normal x86 or ARM based board. Maybe something more along the lines of TinyCore linux or even an old version of Android that could possibly run on a platform with lower specs such as these, but ultimately it's going to require ALOT of effort and quite frankly, I don't see enough people with extensive knowledge interested.
I would like to see an alternative OS(not likely) as well but would also suffice with a web browser for the connectedTV platform as well.
I don't know if a browser can be created with these but I'm willing to give it a shot.
If anyone is interested drop me a message
I relize this thread is a little old but as far as a alt os what about the Google tv platform seeing as vizio has tv's that have google... alot if not all of the vizio Yahoo tv's have a Intel® CE 3100 System On a Chip CPU which is Atom Based Arch. and 256MB RAM and all this crap
Video Codec: HD: H.264, VC1, MPEG2, WMV9 SD: Flash-lite 3.1 (On2 VP6, Sorenson, h264), MPEG4 part 2, DivX3/4/5/6, WMV7/8, MPEG1
Audio Codec: AC-3, WMA7/8, WMA9, WMA Pro, MPEG1 L2, LPCM, MPEG2 L2, MPEG4 AAC-LC, MPEG1 L3, MPEG2 L3, HE-AAC, Dolby Digital Plus Optional Codecs: DTS 5.1 core, DTS HD, Dolby TrueHD
Multichannel Audio: 2 channels for WMA up to WMA Pro. Up to 5.1 channels for AC3, DTS, AAC
JPG, PNG image support
DRM Support: WMDRM-PD/Janus, DTCP-IP
Container Format Support: MPEG2-PS, MPEG2-TS, MPEG1-System, AVI, ASF, MP4, MOV*(QuickTime), FLV, F4V
DLNA Client and MyMedia widget
Flash Storage with Optional storage support
if the tv runs linux and ubuntu version my bet is its a netbook version as most netbooks have crap for Ram 256MB or 512MB being the most common. with these in mind probably anything that would run on a cheap 256MB netbook would work but loading/flashing it is the issue.
i wanted to add alittle to this about 2 months ago we upgraded to dish network and something crazy happened all of a sudden my tv went from HDMI 1 to Dish Hd Hopper witch was never there .... might be something or nothing
there has to be a hack crack or upgrade to this mine is a e422va
Did we all say this before modding android phones no...
To each of us has our ideas n thoughts. You don't like our ideas so what. Thats why theres more topics for you to choose from. So how bout you move on.!!! Pal n stop disrespecting other members of the forum. Before this goes down the wrong road that it don't have to... I personally would like to see something come from this "VIZIO MOD TOPIC" MEANS THAT YOU LEAD OFF TOPIC...
While there might be a good amount of interest with this. I dont see work being done on it, as theres no central OS each tv would be completely different.
Plus its alot easier to attach a small computer to the tv and go from there
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