The simple answer is...its not that simple! These TV's would have to have enough spare Flash/RAm to run the additional libs/code for the MD/Orbiter and would also have to have enough processor capacity to run this on top of whatever existing Linux based firmware is used already. Baring in mind that these are consumer products I doubt that they have much ram/flash/processor to spare... I could be wrong of course.
A few months back Samsung announced they were planning to ship Adobe's Air/Flash in future TV's...maybe these TV's are in the vanguard of that development...
What are the model numbers for these models by the way?
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Hi Andrew, I know that it is not straight forward and simple like installing some software on a pc.. there is lot involved when it comes to embedded os modification.. so its not gonna be one day or one week job.. this will be a project on its own..
regarding the capabilities of the system within the tv; the standard firmware has DLNA capability to play 1080p video from network shares, and has the capbility to play iplayer with direct internet connection.. and play tv simultaniously running internet based widgets on screen. AFAIK they use powerful ARM7 or ARM9 processors with built-in hardware video decoders, and ontop runs a uClinux version with binutils and busybox and DLNA software..
onepoint i agree with you is that the memory limitation on board.. some of these boards only have about 512mb ram and 1 or 2gb ROM flash..
i have seen some projects on Sourceforge and freshmeat which are dedicated to create custom software for embedded devices.. such as Network receivers etc.. but none for TVs..
but from our point view the software we need to embed is only the capability to stream video/tv and audio and integrate it into LMCE network.. rest of the capabilities are already there..
Regarding Adobe flash addon, i read in some white paper that this feature is added into the hardware not as software.. I think that was ARM dual core processors for mobile and internet devices I think.. which is due next year..
All production models of UE and LE series on www.samsung.co.uk
are linux based.. the 6 and 7 series.. not sure about the 5 series.. but some of these models does not have network interface..