F8500 Recommended Settings Thread.....
^ I know you stated HDMI cable, but it doesn't mention that in the manual. I think you're confusing the terms "update" and "reset". Some folks, before resetting the tv to its factory defaults, will unplug all hdmi sources from the tv. Has nothing to do with updating the firmware. Do you honestly think Samsung wants you to unplug your hdmi cables from your tv *every* time there's a firmware update available? It's not feasible, or reasonable.
Actually, you shouldn't unplug your hdmi cables or reconnect them with the power on. You could short out the port hardware inside the tv.
Last edited by DanF8500; Yesterday at 07:58 PM.