Originally Posted by thadoggfather
Has anyone updated the firmware on their tv from whatever was stock?
it seems like with the new firmware, when i flip channels (analog comes into the dorm), when the channel is shown in top left, the audio is louder and more staticy, and after the top left channel icon dissapears, the audio skips for just a second then the staticy/hiss is gone...
My analog channels do this with Time Warner Cable as well.
No hissing sound, but the sound is a little louder, and when the channel banner disappears from the screen, there is a 1/2 second of the sound going out and coming back.
It is normal from my POV, so don't worry about it.
I got the "robot" sound from a couple of my HD QAM channels(not all though, and NEVER on analog and, it appears, SD QAM) beginning just about 3-4 days ago. I can't speak for it on the OTA HD channels since I use them in a pinch. Mainly use the Clear QAM.
It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I just flashback between 2 channels, and it is gone, and back too normal.
Like I said, sometimes it happens, soemtimes it does not happen at all. Something tells me that it "may" have to do with the cable company sending out too much(or doubling up) on the info being sent, and the Tuner just get's "confused".
But I am by no means any sort of techie, so that is just a random guess which sounds legitimate too me.
My TV is the 32A450. It has firmware version 1009.3 I think(version 9 for sure, not 100% sure on the number after the decimal though).
I have a 3 year extended warranty(back in July 2008), so I am not all that concerned.
Also, if people start saying to go ahead and download 1015.0(when it becomes available on the website) I may just go ahead and do that, but I am not concerned.
The "robot" voice just popped up, and like I said is easily corrected by just switching back and forth between channels. No sense in having a panick attack.
It has been fantastic since I got it. Just wish Sears would have sold the 37A450, as I would have gotten that one, instead of the 32" version.