Originally Posted by coldblackice
Please don't take this as argumentative or hostile, nor am I rooting on the hopes of this half-cocked solution, but I have to call out an open defiance of logic when I see one
We would expect something different because the pop-fixed firmware did
work -- it solved the pops problem for a few months. So the logic is that if one could somehow go back in time to the exact setup and firmware that they had before, and then repeat history by reapplying the same fix, why wouldn't it give further months of pop-free viewing (before likely repeating the same process of the pops returning)?
To say that it wouldn't work would mean that either the firmwares have somehow dynamically adapted and changed their own coding, or that the TV somehow held onto pieces of the updates and didn't truly revert fully to the pre-fix setup.
Let's say you have a 1lb (empty) box and a 1lb rock. If you put the rock in the box, the box (and inner rock) now weighs 2lbs. The equivalence of what you're saying is that if someone were to take that rock out and then put it back in, the box would no longer weigh 2lbs.
For this to happen, the "box" either wasn't returned to its exact empty state beforehand, or that the rock has somehow changed its own weight or the box's weight in the process.
I'm not advocating this as a solution, nor do I understand the exact technical process and specifics of how the firmware updates and is implemented across the boards. But it's just logic that if
the boards could be returned to the exact states software-wise and hardware-wise that they were in before the fixed firmware, then the process would repeat itself and the pops would again disappear (for a few months, as originally happened, and assuming all other variables were controlled for) -- as many users, including myself, have witnessed.
The data shows that immediately after zoyd's firmware fix, the pops all but disappeared. Over the ensuing months, the pops gradually returned, to where, in my case, they are back and just as present and bad as they were before the firmware fix. All other environmental variables have been controlled for in my case, external to the set, leaving only the TV's hardware and software as the sources for this change in behavior.
Sure, it doesn't make logical sense on Samsung's side to issue a fix, only to have that fix dissolve months later. But what makes even less sense is a fix that initially works, and then completely dissolves months later.
(due to no apparent cause)