Originally Posted by 8traxrule
They're sending over a "courtesy repair" in a few days- of course the rep said that he hadn't heard of any problems with the new firmware, despite all the reports here to the contrary. Hope they give me a flash drive I can use to roll it back to non-faulty firmware if this happens again.
It sounds like your problem may not be very universal, and that you may just have a lemon. If you are not the only one, the subset of folks with this problem is apparently small or they would by now have a mature targeted plan for dealing with it. It is beginning to sound like as far as they are concerned, you may be patient zero.
There are a lot of things that can cause video to stutter, but most of them are in compression, delivery, decoding, etc., and rarely are in the TV itself, although it seems this problem is definitely in the TV since it is doing it on virtually all inputs.
When you send video via HDMI that video is already decoded and no longer compressed. All the TV needs to do with that is DAC it and display it, essentially. IOW there are no CPU-heavy tasks going on in the TV when receiving via HDMI. Possibly you got a bad firmware up rev, meaning a roll-back may not be needed, just another download or a forced download of the same version.
Good luck, post back your results.