Originally Posted by vavan
even if I hadn't heard any horror stories (though I believe I had) I wouldn't risk to trust samsung and stress hardware with fw flashing
oh, and I've yet to hear anything positive about tizen
to each his own. i'm not big on fw updates, but i'm not going to avoid something for no reason either. imo, a lack of positives does not make a negative. if i had waited for positives, i would not have bought the f8500 in the first place(there was no positive reviews related to samsung vs panasonic at the time), and i'd be sitting in the vt60 owners thread instead. at this point, i can honestly say i'm glad that's not the case. i'm not going to sit in my room afraid to use a product because that's a risk to it breaking. i understand why fw updates are done, i understand what the risks are.
i'd also like to say there's a pretty big difference between a general warning about potential risks of doing fw updates, and specific details about a particular update changing things for the worse. kind of like the difference between somebody saying they don't like to invest because there's to much risk of losing their money, vs somebody saying not to invest in a particular stock.
don't take this as me being upset that i wasn't 'warned', i'm not. just me clarifying that your post isn't exactly relevant to what i'm concerned with. it wasn't the fw update PROCESS that was an issue(which is what you really were warning about). i have heard of many ppl having serious issues after doing a fw update. i don't want to start a finger pointing blame off, so let's just say i'm willing to accept what i consider to be a small risk, and easy fix, should there be an error during the update process. that wasn't, and isn't the issue here. just surprised there wasn't more info about the actual update itself. i thought i waited long enough for the dust to settle, but i had not.
but please, let's not make this into something. i'm not blaming the community, or trying to shame anybody for not 'warning me'. just trying to start a dialogue in case others shared my opinion and just didn't feel it was necessary to post, or for some reason they thought they were alone in their opinion and didn't want to go against the grain for whatever reason. and of course for others who have not done the update yet, i want to give them as much info as possible so they can make a better informed decision. if i used the tv differently, i may be more or less likely to recommend the update.