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Good day All,

I just brought home this set yesterday and already love it. My beloved old XBR960 died so after deciding the Panasonic ZT was
too big and expensive, I purchased this on sale for 1899. They threw in a free keyboard and took away my old set.

I was all ready to upgrade to the newest firmware until I read the last line of the SAMSUNG instructions. If the firmware upgrade
fails it is NOT WARRANTED! So since reading here that Samsung firmware upgrades sometimes break things, I'm not
so sure I want to try it. I've reflashed lots of devices, so I know what I'm doing, however with 2 grand in the balance I'm choked.
Has anyone done this new firmware yet? Any problems? Thanks biggrin.gif
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I just bought one today and did the update with no problems. If you have an issue I am sure the store you bought it from would exchange it for another.

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Thanks I just manned up and flashed it. Everything is fine so far. I don't see any difference in picture quality. It looked great before and still
does. I'm getting an ISF calibration in a couple weeks and wanted the latest firmware
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Good day All,

I just brought home this set yesterday and already love it. My beloved old XBR960 died so after deciding the Panasonic ZT was
too big and expensive, I purchased this on sale for 1899. They threw in a free keyboard and took away my old set.

I was all ready to upgrade to the newest firmware until I read the last line of the SAMSUNG instructions. If the firmware upgrade
fails it is NOT WARRANTED! So since reading here that Samsung firmware upgrades sometimes break things, I'm not
so sure I want to try it. I've reflashed lots of devices, so I know what I'm doing, however with 2 grand in the balance I'm choked.
Has anyone done this new firmware yet? Any problems? Thanks biggrin.gif

"Breaks things"?? I've done 4 updates for my 51F8500 and never had a issue in the update process.
Not sure where you've heard this but please explain what exactly you've heard and we can help or put you mind at ease,
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