Kinda new to this board, but I have a C7000 and upgraded the FW.
I just bought the TV last week. I almost got the Panny v20 but didnt think the 600 would justify the cost w/o atleast trying the TV in my home lighting.
At first I was unhappy as the picture over all seemed gray. I could also tell that some of the faces looked like androids as the color wasnt right and I could see gray scale affect in the faces. I though well maybe its the clarity of HD and the bad makeup job from the actor.. whatever. I also noticed the differnt quality in the broadcasts... HBO vs CBS programming as well as the commercials all viered in differnt quality and clarity.
Ok so the upgrade was very easy and simple. As you perform the upgrade it tells you your current version and the new version it will install. My TV was at version 001009. I upgraded to the 001017 version. I turned on the TV plugged my USB stick in USB1, but nothing happened so I then plugged it in USB2. The display popup with the upgrade instrctions and I followed them as discribed.
After it was done at first I didnt think it did a whole heck of a lot, but then WOW I realised the picture was extremely sharper and more clear. The colors were better, but the picture was still a bit dark for my taste. I tired the dynamic mode but, yuck too warm and bright, i left it in strd.
The best way I can discribe it is when watching SD/HD HBO, MIB II, Smoky and the Bandit II, One Fine Day (those what happen to be on at the time) I noticed it was like watching a home video. The people seem real and not a image. I found that to be true for all above movies. The faces seemed to be cleared up and no more gray scale on the faces.. so far as I noticed.
Over all I still need to kick back and expierance it more, but I say definatly upgrade. I may actually keep this instead of the Panny.
Oh ya from the remote the upgrade by network doesnt work.. it must not yet be suppored.