Originally Posted by jamesco411
I think Katz is actively talking about the new E7000 "sharing" the fix with the other new model , the E8000.
Agree with others that he's referencing the "pops" found on the D-models.
In other words, he does NOT reference any kind of fix or future fix for the current D-series....which blows, but is no surprise (minus the 2 reports of people receiving special USB updates for US models -which is probably just more of the same)
For the record, the presenters at the CES Samsung showcase promise that all 2012 Samsung displays will come with "Smart Evolution" slots which will enable them to be progressively updated with new features as they become available... I guess it is a bit like how the PS3 is almost indefinitely upgradable through firmware updates, but in this case the displays will come with dedicated upgrade slots, implying that the upgrades will be more substantial and elaborate than what current firmware updates can accomplish. At best, this could be a great method for future-proofing a display, and if it works well, it will eliminate planned obsolescence, and the need to replace one's display every 3 years or so. For example, if the 2011 models had come armed with those smart evolution slots, it would have been easy to upgrade them fully to 2012 standards, in which case, one would not have to purchase an entirely new 2012 model in order to get rid of one's brightness pops... Sadly, smart evolution slots begin with the 2012 models.
Still, as great as this idea sounds, at least on paper, one of its implications has me wondering and scratching my head: if the Smart evolution concept effectively eliminates the need for Samsung patrons to buy new Samsung displays every 3 or 4 years, won't Samsung be shooting itself in the foot by shrinking its own future market share? How is Samsung going to entice its patrons to purchase the newer displays they produce every year if owners of older models can indefinitely upgrade their units thanks to "Smart Evolution"? On the other hand, if they're going to by-pass this problem by introducing new features that are not upgradable, won't they be defeating the entire idea of "Smart Evolution"?
In other words, I find all of these new ideas intriguing and am eager to see how they get implemented in the coming years...
I am also super-intrigued by the new Super Oled display Samsung is rolling out in 2012, and eager to see how its pq stacks up against the plasmas, although I am sure it is going to take a few years before I can afford and Oled, since it is probably going to come out prohibitively expensive...
On a lighter note, and FWIW, you've got to hand it to Samsung: they know how to do "slick" at these CES shows, (http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/?p=8073
), unlike Panasonic who produced a rather drab, dull, yawn-inducing affair.
Now back to the "pops," and sorry for straying a little off topic.