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It was suggested that I use the Mac Xperia Companion and do a repair which I did and it has removed all the offending su and sudaemon type of executables from the device and NowTV is happy again. This rather begs the question how did they get there in the first place?! Also why didn't doing a complete recover on the device itself wipe these files unless the image on the device was already compromised and Xperia Companion installed an uncompromised image. Anyhow I'm happy now!
I just got information that the problem with SSID not being displayed is planned to be fixed in upcoming updates but i don't have any information on when it will be changed.
We have forwarded feedback regarding the buttons but as this is what Android 4.2 looks like i don't know if that will be changed.
Remove any SIM or SD cards from the tablet > connect the tablet to a wall charger, if the tablet its off don't attempt to turn it on, if its on > press and hold power & volume up for 10 seconds > let it charge for 2 hours
on your PC
run PCC > support zone > repair > follow the steps
Bridge (for Mac)
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Found a solution that works well, using free software, although a 2 step process.
Use MakeMKV to copy DVD to a lossless *.mkv file. Very simple program to use. Very quick, copied a 2 hour dvd in 25 min. This format can be played directly by some android video players such as MX Player, but not Sony Video app. The file size is several Gb as it's uncompressed, so conversion to MP4 will save space on tablet and provide compatibility with Sony Video app.
Use Handbrake to copy the mkv file to MP4 format. Use Android Tablet preset settings profile. Time for conversion is about 1/2 the playing time of the DVD.
Advantages of above method over other options I tried are:-
Video plays full screen. Good picture and sound quality. Plays in Sony Video app, and in MX Player. Thumbnail images displayed in player apps.
Other options I tried and rejected for the reasons indicated:-
Nero 2015 Classic. Purports to have the necessary dvd ripping capability, but doesn't rip copy-protected dvds.
AVGO. Works ok, but always splits main dvd title into 2 or more files depending on playing time of dvd. Conflicts with my AV software.
WinxDVD. The free version is completely non-functional. All it does is display prompts to buy the paid version. Didn't test it any further.
Aimersoft DVD Ripper. Came top in a comparison review of 10 DVD rippers. Free version is kind of ok, but very slow. Conversion time equals the playing time of the dvd. Resulting videos don't play full screen, occupying only 2/3 of total screen. Changing output resolution to maximum makes no difference.
VLC Player. Also kind of ok. MP4 files will play in MX Player but not in Sony Video app.
If anyone can recommend a 1 step solution that works, I'd be interested to know.