Tried loading 1.2 FW twice via CD, both times it failed.
First time, thought I "bricked" my 5000, it was stuck on "verifying firmware version" on screen and "load" on the front panel. Stayed there for a couple hours, not responsive to controls, finally got the disc to eject, but had to hold the open tray button for like 10 seconds.
Talked to Samsung cust serv, they were useless, they said they would mail a CD as if that would help.
Re-downloaded, re-burned a new CD, tried it a second time, same thing, gets stuck on "verifying firmware version".
Bear in mind I have already done a successful FW update on a 1400 in another room.
Should I try the network update?
Any other suggestions?