I'm new to this forum, trying to research a sort of vague concern with my P50G10. I've done a search on this thread, but I haven't read all 10,000 posts on ~330 pages. Hope that's OK.
My G10 was manufactured in Nov 2009 and I bought it at Christmas. Over the next six months there were several firmware updates, that the TV prompted me for. But now, for well over a year or maybe 18 months, there have been no firmware updates. So one of two things have occurred: (1) Panasonic hasn't been issuing any, maybe because they aren't supporing this "old" model, or; (2) I just haven't been getting them, or we're supposed to follow some procedure like downloading them to SD cards and doing the update that way.
So I saw an online video about updating your firmware, and although I wasn't sure it was a G10, the guy updated to firmware version 160-(something). My setup>about menu says my version is 100-3010. However, when I check for updates with setup>Network Settings>Update, it says my software version is 1.300, And it says that is the latest, so no firmware update is needed.
So, my questions are:
How to reconcile versions 100-310 with 1.300? Maybe the Network Settings check is only checking for updating the network software, and not the overall software including the display to select apps and Amazon Videos, etc?
Can we trust that *either* the automatic prompts for firmware updates, or the online menu buried under Network Settings will take care of any necessary SW updates?
Why hasn't Panasonic issues a firmware update in a really long time? Are we now the older generation that's not going to get any more updates? There are a lot of empty slots for future apps, and I was really hoping for some new deals, like Netflix or other online services. Is there a Panasonic forum or address that we can complain to and pester them for continued support? (besides writing snail mail letters...)
Well, those are my questions. I'm used to having a big glass TV last for 15+ years, and I'm hoping that these new technology TVs remain supported for at least a little over a couple of years.
Thanks for any inputs,