7. Online services
Before accessing the provided online services, you need to agree with the service statement first:
Four services available: Youtube explorer, Picasa, RSS news and flickr:
Possibly the most interesting service, the Youtube module, offers limited functionality at least for now.. A search option is not available meaning that your viewing options are limited to the preselected 10 most viewed files, as well as to the other video lists Youtube is offering:
As soon as you choose any of the provided videos, playback will start almost immediately. A progress bar is available in the middle. However, functions such as zoom or FF/FW are not possible when you playback Youtube videos. Pressing the 'return' button gets you to the previous screen.
The Picasa function allows you to search for pictures, which is very useful:
The search results are appearing on screen as thumbnails, allowing easy navigation among them:
The RSS function includes many preselected RSS feeds, but you can also add your own ones:
However, reading the RSS text is not very easy and scrolling is also very slow:
Lastly, the flickr module allows you to view pictures,
and rotate them as well:
The online radio module gives you access to many internet radio stations, which can be categorized with their gene:
We noticed that sometimes the online radio function was not working very well. The player locked, leaving us with some doubts or whether it was a network problem or not...