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post #4381 of 4386 Old Yesterday, 07:33 AM
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Well, I tried the update through USB. I figured what the hell, if life is trying to tell me to get a new 4K set, bricking it via firmware would be the way to go.

All told though, the update went smoothly and I reset all of my settings. So it's safe to say this update is for this PDP.

To the naked eye, I see no difference. I always like to pretend that things are sharper and blacks are deeper than before, but that is likely just placebo kicking in. No visual change, for better or worse, that I can see from an immediate look at things. Of course, I should have really looked at some significant shots of a film before and after to make that official judgment. I don't have equipment to measure with, is all.

If I'm lucky, it helped with brightness pops in 3D and with input lag in Game/PC mode. Maybe it did, maybe it didn't. I don't play with apps so I couldn't tell you if they added/removed/changed anything on that front.

And maybe I'm high or something, but I noticed that when you change aspect ratios, you can move the screen in Screen Fit. Could you always do this? I thought this was only an option in Wide Fit. If Screen Fit always allowed this, then just ignore me heh.

MJC still kicks in if you turn off CS, by the way.

So... I think it's a safe update. I just don't know if it's a worthy one. Maybe other guinea pigs can test it now that you know it's okay to do.
How did you get the usb update to work? I have put both the zip and extracted update on two different fat32 formatted usb devices and the tv doesn't see the upgrade on either of them.
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How did you get the usb update to work? I have put both the zip and extracted update on two different fat32 formatted usb devices and the tv doesn't see the upgrade on either of them.
I used 7zip to extract the entire folder into a FAT32 USB stick, and inserted it into the bottommost port on the TV. Up popped a menu to search my drive for music, photos, or video.

I exited out of that menu, went to the television's main menu and to Support --> Software Update. When I press "Update Now," an prompt pops up that asks "Do you want to search the connected USB device for update files?"

The other day, when I selected "Yes," it would show me that I was able to update. Now when I try, it says: "No valid update files found., Please check your USB device and try again." This is because my TV is now as updated as possible.

My guess is if you are already on 1215, it won't be able to update for you. My current version says 1215, not 1215.2. I don't know if there is a difference between the two, but like I said, I came from 1209 to this one, so mine was definitely an update at the time. from 1215 to 1215.2 though, I can't guarantee that it will try and do the update.

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Another participant ("p5brown?") said he was able to download/install firmware version: 1215.2 from the Internet, but I don't know what prior FW level he was using at the time. My PDP has FW ver. 1215 installed and reports no new updates are available when running the update utility against Samsung's web portal.

From what you're saying it appears for those of us @ ver. 1215 the USB image won't work to update, the PDP's firmware version, to 1215.2 either.

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Another participant ("p5brown?") said he was able to download/install firmware version: 1215.2 from the Internet, but I don't know what prior FW level he was using at the time. My PDP has FW ver. 1215 installed and reports no new updates are available when running the update utility against Samsung's web portal.

From what you're saying it appears for those of us @ ver. 1215 the USB image won't work to update, the PDP's firmware version, to 1215.2 either.
1212 (or was it 1213?) on the set, then when I checked for FW update, not really expecting to see one, it said there was a new FW update 1215, and down loaded. No USB drive involved. (The URL was only for those looking for it.)

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1212 (or was it 1213?) on the set, then when I checked for FW update, not really expecting to see one, it said there was a new FW update 1215, and down loaded. No USB drive involved. (The URL was only for those looking for it.)
Thanks. The speculation is if already at 1215 then 1215.2 is not available. Not sure why? Either the difference is so small it's not needed or perhaps Samsung's firmware update utility does not compare prior/current versions past the least significant digit to the left of the decimal point.
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I used the whole numbers since I couldn't remember what came after the period. So, 1215.2 is probably what it is. Samsung does not firmware update anything except the next whole number up, or several whole numbers up.

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