Hi DRN94 ,
It is a not a placebo effect , the LED`s have brightened. I did the update very early yesterday morning but was busy most of the day and did not notice the increased output of the LED`s , until last night.
Strange they went from 1209 to 2111 , like when they passed over "G" series and went straight to "H".
The "Smart Hub" is just about gone now , if you want it to be (WTF is he talk`n about
Yes the SH is still there , however once you setup your mostly used apps , you no longer have a need to go to the old smart hub.
Did you notice this ? If not :
New Visuals for your App`s:
Open an app you use often , then close it. Hit the SH button and select "recent" , your app should be there. Move cursor over the app and on the upper right side you should see this symbol ^ , press "Up" arrow on IR remote or slide up on touch remote and select the symbol that looks like a pin.
There are two icons , a trash can and a pin , chose pin and the app will stay there until you trash it.
In a small round-a-bout way Samsung has made using the apps you want to use 75% easier , I have several apps I use on a daily basis and now all I have to do is it the SH button and scroll to find my app , just make sure once you set this up , use recent and not featured , which will be to the far left. When you want to rearrange , on the far right there is a trash can , just highlight it and trash your apps. Now featured becomes the dominant.
Personally , I like it much easier and faster and you don`t have to worry about seeing apps you will never use !!
It only took nearly 3 years , but Samsung just may have done something right
, of course they can always muck it up if they chose to do so.
O____ Happy days