TV is dead.
Well, after only one month, the TV completely died on me. TV will not start or respond at all. Service tech is on his way.EDIT 1:
My girlfriend told me that there was some "update" available. I checked Samsung's website and I understand that there was a firmware update available as of August 24, 2012. Do you think this has anything to do with the update? Did anyone else have the problem?EDIT 2:
There are countless threads and posts online about how firmware updates bricked Samsung TVs and primarily the D7000 series. This is ridiculous.EDIT 3:
Samsung is sending out a technician. For those that are curious, yes, I unplugged the TV for an extended period of time to no avail. I also swapped power cords, as well as power outlets. I also tried disconnecting all inputs other than power. I also tried pressing "mute>2>5>8>exit" as some had suggested in another thread. None of that worked.
Just had the most bizarre conversation with a "supervisor" in the Samsung technical department. She told me that Samsung recommends that users never update their TVs unless there is a specific problem(s) that needs to be resolved. In fact, as she said, "most of the time, firmware updates will hurt
your TV if you apply them when there is no specific problem with your TV."
I was completely mind-boggled by that statement and I called her out on it. Why on earth would Samsung issue an update that would harm most of their TVs? She stood by her answer. Looks like I won't be getting any help from her.