Originally Posted by Otto Pylot
I'm glad that this worked out for you. Usually, getting into the service menu is a foolish and dangerous thing to do. Many have bricked their tv's that way. And updates, if available, can be mishandled if the updater is looking for a specific regional configuration and it encounters something that doesn't match. Besides, not all mobos, even within the same line, may allow you to do that depending on their version number. I have the 47LD520 and knew what it's "limitations" were before purchasing it.
I don't know how "foolish and dangerous" it is as long as you are only changing this one option. It's only "foolish and dangerous" if someone is fishing around in the service menu and changing things they shouldn't. The enabling of the USB port is a straight-forward process (the changing of a single option in a menu), and one that would doubtfully
brick your tv - again, as long as you're not fooling around with other settings you shouldn't be messing with.
Updates I wouldn't be too concerned about for my particular tv, which is why I did this. The model I own (55LD520) has been discontinued and no longer availabe for sale anywhere - which in turn means the support & updates probably have been also. Not to mention, they've never
issued a single update for my model since it's inception, so I doubt they will in the future.
That being said, people should
heed Otto's warning: if you do decide to do this, understand you could
brick your TV, and if you do
enable the USB port, DON'T APPLY UPDATES. Simple as that. And if you do want to apply an update, switch the USB option back to "0" instead of "1" before
you update, just in case. Just be forewarned that the update could possibly negate the ability to turn back on the USB port.
I realize your warning is a generalization - messing with the service menu can
be bad news, but this particular "fix" for my particular model of tv, I think there's not much (if any) risk whatsoever. Things like this are always done with the understanding that it's "at your own risk" - and I understood the risk.