Originally Posted by STEELERSRULE
I had already done everything you mentioned. I took a "gamble/guess" that was the best way to do it, and I was EXTREMELY PLEASED with the DOLBY TRUEHD I got from the Sammy 2500.
I "tried" updating the firmware using the USB input by downloading the firmware update from Samsung's website.
I have to admit, I am a total amatuer at this, but I watched the video on how to do it intently, and thought I did everything right.
I bought a 2GB USB drive(made by Sony) for nothing at the CC liquidation sale. I followed the instructions(I erased ALL of the folders on the USB drive, which may have caused my problems, but the Samsung video said to do this) on the video, and "thought" it was ready to go for the update.
But everytime I plugged in the USB drive to the back, the screen would show that a USB Drive had been connected, but then NOTHING. It would not upload the firmware, or anything, which I guess is a blessing in disguise since it did not do anything to HARM the player in any way.
But I just can't figure out what I am doing wrong, or if the USB drive which I bought(brand new in package) is just a piece of junk.
But your "statement" that people who have tried to updat ethe firmware via a CD are the ones having problems got me a little scared.
After trying multiple ways, I just said "screw it" and called 1-800-SAMSUNG, and they are sending me the firmware update on a CD. Are you saying there is a strong chance that I could really screw up my player using their firmware update CD?
I have to admit, I am really concerned about even attempting this with a CD, if people say going the USB route just seems to be better.
I heard the DOLBY TRUEHD, and it sounded AWESOME. Is DTS MASTER AUDIO that much better?
Also, the NETFLIX thing is a nice feature, but not a deal breaker. It would be nice if this unit had the ability to receive broadband wirelessly like the new ones. Is this a possible fix with a new firmware update? Please excuse my ignorance, but this is all brand new to me, so I don't even know if that is even possible, or it must ALWAYS be connected to a router for the Netflix download to work? Meaning a SUPER LONG Ethernet cable run for me from my computer to the Sammy.
Thanx for the advice on the speaker setup, and any help to these questions/ pointless fears on using the Samsung Firmware Update CD, please advise.