I Just Called Vizio...here's the scoop!
It's true! Many of the new sets manufactured in 2013 (WAP SN) are being updated to Firmware Version 1.1.7
Apparently 1.1.6 went immediately to 1.1.7, so those of us with version 1.1.5 won't be seeing a step from 1.1.6 and then to 1.1.7, but instead we will go from 1.1.5 to 1.1.7
, so eventually, all of us (WAN-WAP) will have our Firmware version updated to 1.1.7.Reason for Firmware update:
"fixes and improvements".
Those of us with sets manufactured in 2012 (WAN) "eventually" will also be updated to 1.1.7.
As has been noted earlier in this thread, Firmware updates are released in "batches" and could
occur to anyone at anytime once you turn the power on, so expect the update sometime in the future.
Confirmed: manufacturing of this set (E601i-A3) first began in October 2012 (WAN SN).
do not expect the Firmware update to resolve the "backlight bleed"
issue since this "effect" (or flaw as some may want to label or characterize it) is considered inherent in the LED technology and is the "nature of the beast" so to speak and as discussed a few posts back, is negotiable with Vizio on whether it's cause for replacement, depending on its severity.