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Web browser and memory problems
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Post 1 made on Sunday April 4, 2004 at 01:29
Andrew Dade
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Anyone else run out of memory whilst browsing the internet ? Seems to happen quite frequently for me.

Not sure if related but the unit seems to easily get confused about its home pages, or will not start another "tab". Guess its related to memory size ?

I guess no use putting a SD/MMC card in the slot ?

I have the latest firmware. 1.5.10
Post 2 made on Sunday April 4, 2004 at 10:37
grs
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Hi Andrew,

I used to have the same problem. Got tired of resetting the thing, besides that, many of the sites I visited couldn't/wouldn't properly display in Philips' web browser. So, with reduced browsing (I only check msnbc a few times a day), no freezes (a heck of a way to run a railroad -- stop the trains and you won't have any derailments). Anyway, you're right. Seems to be a memory issue (you'd think a little code to flush memory as one moves from site to site or page to page would solve the problem, but then I've no clue on how this stuff really works). Philips' definitely has a fine concept, but it sure is taking a long time for them to even closely perfect it.
Post 3 made on Sunday April 4, 2004 at 16:10
bobn
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More memory would be a big plus. As cheap as memory is you would think the solultion would be easy
Post 4 made on Sunday April 4, 2004 at 17:37
Barry Gordon
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More memory is not the answer, Good clean programming is.
Post 5 made on Sunday April 4, 2004 at 19:28
bassfiend
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On 04/04/04 17:37, Barry Gordon said...
More memory is not the answer, Good clean programming
is.

Correct - more memory just delays the problem - however Philips are constantly working on the firmwares for this unit so this may well be being fixed.

Phil
Post 6 made on Monday April 5, 2004 at 08:37
CarbonToe
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I get this all the time.

If Microsoft can get a browser working on a Pocket PC (with decent plugins) I don't understand how/why Philips are making such a dogs dinner of it, I thought they would just license/or rebrand a Linux freeware version of someing like Mosaic and bundle that.....
OP | Post 7 made on Monday April 5, 2004 at 13:28
Andrew Dade
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Guys,
Thanks, glad its not just me. I have found this one to be one of the few to work perfectly so... wait for the next upgrade !

[Link: news.bbc.co.uk]

Post 8 made on Monday April 5, 2004 at 15:15
Anthony
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I thought they would just license/or rebrand

they do, it is not home made
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Post 9 made on Tuesday April 6, 2004 at 13:14
CarbonToe
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Well they should get a decent one, As far as browsers go it's pretty crap, cira 1995!!!

A nice feature would be a auto web page resize that scales the page to fit the width of the pronto screen.


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