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Panasonic Viera TC-60AS530U - Networks error

Oct 10, 2015 4:09PM PDT

Hi,
I am unable to connect my Viera wirelessly to the internet. The TV was working fine for about a year and all of a sudden I get this black screen with a message "Network error occured (E3C35)" when I attempt to access "Netflix" & "YouTube" apps on the TV.

I see no issues with my wireless service; I am able to access the web on my other devices - phone, computer & tablet.

I called Panasonic for help; issue has been escalated for review, but haven't heard from them yet. Any help that I can get is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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The usual is
Oct 10, 2015 4:18PM PDT

Change the DNS to 8.8.8.8 and see if it clears up. It's a common answer with longer writeups all over so I'll pause here.

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Re: The usual is
Oct 10, 2015 7:08PM PDT

Dear R.Proffitt, Thank you for your response. Panasonic support over phone walked me through and helped me set the DNS to 8.8.8.8; unfortunately it didn't help.

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Given more folk are having the issue
Oct 11, 2015 10:17AM PDT

It's now likely it's some issue with Viera's network system and not your TV or internet connection.

It's been an issue I have pondered how the TV makers were going to be able to deliver reliability over time. That is, the TV maker doesn't write the YouTube app and if Google changes the YouTube site in such a way but doesn't issue a new TV app, well, what a mess. The TV is well out of warranty but will consumers understand? (My answer is no.)

On top of that some makers will not post status on the web or just tell the truth when the support calls come in.

In this case, it's sounding like an issue on the mothership.

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I have the same issue
Oct 11, 2015 7:17AM PDT

I have exactly the same issue with my Panasonic Viera TC-60AS530U. First, the Netflix was working fine, only I cannot open youtube.

The TV screen said: "please check internet connection". However, I doubled check and also opened Netflix. It worked well. No you tube.

Next, I decided to reset everything and then my Netflix has the same issue with you tube: "Network error occured E3C35".

All other devices are working well. I tried to see whether firmware is new version and it is. I tried all of methods recommended in different forums. Nothing works!

It happened on Oct 10, 2015. Please help.

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Error
Oct 11, 2015 10:07AM PDT

Mine is doing the exact same thing as of yesterday

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Error
Oct 11, 2015 10:51AM PDT

October 11, 2015. Having the same issue. I show a perfect connection but trying to access the APPS feature returns a prompt saying I need to be connected to the internet. Again, Internet Status report on the TV shows working and connected internet. Have also heard nothing back from Panasonic regarding the issue.

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(NT) My panasonic viera smart tv its doing the same
Oct 11, 2015 10:54AM PDT
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Confirmation of Server Updates
Oct 11, 2015 11:33AM PDT

I just spoke with Technical Support FROM Panasonic directly and they have confirmed they are updating their servers and customers should experience connecting to the servers for 24-48 hours. Hope this helps anyone.

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Apps
Oct 11, 2015 11:52AM PDT

Does your internet browser work but not the apps like YouTube Netflix etc?

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apps not working on my Panasonic tv
Mar 7, 2016 3:57PM PST

My apps refuse to work on my Panasonic smart tv this evening. .reading the above. .have i nothing to worry about until Panasonic fix their server ..my Internet connection is fine..so the tv tells me. .was about to watch house of cards on Netflix after watching 4 episodes last night. . ? Can someone shed light and keep me calm. ..

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(NT) Now you know why I went with Roku.
Mar 7, 2016 3:59PM PST
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Same isssue
Mar 7, 2016 8:59PM PST

I experience the same problem. Tried everything..resetting tv..resetting internet modem.

Found this forum and was kind of relieved that the issue is at panasonic.

However not too happy with the fact that panasonic is checking my usage re. Apps.....

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Called Panasonic
Oct 11, 2015 11:55AM PDT

I just made a call with Panasonic technical support people. They let me know that they do maintenance their serve. They said that we don't have to do anything. After they complete their job (around 48 hours), everything will be back in the normal. Just want to share with you.

Oh, sorry, someone already wrote the same thing in below note. Sad(

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Thanks
Oct 11, 2015 12:01PM PDT

Thank you for putting this up here, I was having the exact same issue and this has saved me a lot of hassle. I wish I'd found out before I'd done a factory reset on my TV and pulled my network apart to find the problem though!

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Thank you all
Oct 11, 2015 2:00PM PDT

Thank you all for helping with your posts. Thanks again for the support

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Panasonic Servers Snooping and Funnelling
Oct 11, 2015 2:11PM PDT

I think it is important to note that this means that these Panasonic TV's are NOT truly internet connected TV's. For context, I have a brand new CX802B which is being affected by this.

Applications like YouTube, Netflix etc... should not, and must not be funnelled through another server. This is being done for data mining and marketing. You can opt out of the targeted advertising, but this does not change the infrastructure that means that in order to successfully connect to these services in the internet, your TV must get past the data mining servers at Panasonic HQ.

For more details, look through this thread:

https://www.avforums.com/threads/network-issue-with-panasonic-cx802b.1985724/

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Now that Samsung does that as well.
Oct 11, 2015 2:18PM PDT

What SmartTV does not funnel?

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Answer. All are tracking you.
Oct 11, 2015 2:39PM PDT
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If I were to guess
Oct 11, 2015 2:42PM PDT

I'd guess Android TV devices will not require manufacturer servers to work.

It is not so much that Panasonic passes the data through their servers to monitor it (and market it), that is "acceptable", it is the problem that these servers are not serving the content from beyond them (i.e. Netflix), so their failures should not in any way impact such services.

I would genuinely prefer an end to "smart" TV's.

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Let's dish on the Netflix for a moment.
Oct 11, 2015 2:47PM PDT

Why do the smart TV makers want to know about your Netflix? Simple. Revenue sharing.

They don't give up premium billing for Netflix apps for nothing. They want a cut so when you play a title from Netflix no maker was so trusting to just let Netflix play without checking in with the mothership first.

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Agreed
Oct 11, 2015 2:52PM PDT

But keep in mind that this affected practically all apps, and not just Netflix. Panasonic can mine this data if they have to, but the end user should not lose access to paid for content when Panasonic's servers go bad.

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It goes deeper than mining and getting paid.
Oct 11, 2015 2:57PM PDT

But let's sum it up here. The SmartTV is no PC. It never claimed to be and every place the maker can get some income they will. It's not as if this is any secret but everytime Samsung, Pan, Sony, and the others do a change or go down, it exposes this issue for all to go over it again.

Most folk don't care. Those that do, disable the smart feature and use something else.

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Yes it does.
Oct 11, 2015 3:03PM PDT

Yes indeed, which is what I will be doing very soon.

This is why I'd rather you could buy a TV like this without the "smarts"

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Information
Oct 11, 2015 7:35PM PDT

By the way, I will continue checking the issue within 48 hours. If any of you are successful to resolve the issue, please let everybody know about it. Thank you.

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It is working now
Oct 11, 2015 9:35PM PDT

My Panasonic is working as normal right now.

When you open netflix or youtube, they will ask you to AGREE some new privacy terms and conditions. After that, everything is back to normal. You can access to all of apps.

Hope that your guys are doing fine with yours.

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Panasonic Network Problems
Dec 13, 2015 12:49AM PST

Thank s for your explanation i have the same Network error and i think :it s time the return the tv...but after almost 8 hours the tv s come back to run on apps, Tks for you ,with what happened with server Panasonic or Network break signal !Tks so much Man!

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Panasonic Viera TC-60AS530U - Networks error
Oct 28, 2015 10:32PM PDT

I will continue checking the issue within 48 hours. If any of you are successful to resolve the issue, please let everybody know about it.
Thank you.

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You made my day!!
Oct 1, 2016 6:50AM PDT

Thanks a lot... It worked for me.

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