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Yes, the problem with HDMI 1 is not something I have heard of before. Samsung support would probably have you perform a factory reset first to troubleshoot, so you might try that (hold exit for 10 seconds).
For firmware updates by USB, you must make sure you unzip the file correctly, otherwise you will end up with the data files an extra folder deep, and it won't see them. You should have a folder on the root directory of your USB drive with a name like "T-GAP8AKUC". When you open that folder, there should be a folder named "image". If instead there is another folder with the same (T-GAP...) name, it will not work. Easiest thing to do then would be to copy that folder back to your desktop, delete everything on the USB drive, then copy it back and try again.
As for buzz from ~10 feet - technically, if it is audible over the TV audio, that qualifies for a panel replacement. But resolving that with exchanges/repairs is almost like winning the lottery it seems (those of us sensitive to it have a hard time finding a reltively quiet set). I suggest you either learn to live with the noise, or return the TV.