Originally Posted by srg914
Do you have the 65 inch? I read above that it has its own version numbers. There isn't anything in the menu that allows you to manually install updates, they just come when Vizio decides to send them. You might want to contact Vizio and ask about it. All I know is that when I got the tv, I had the annoyance of having to purposefully aim the remote at the bottom left, just a little off and it wouldn't respond. About an hour later I got a pop up on the screen saying the update was installed, and then the remote worked much better...don't have to aim directly.
No. This is a 50 inch. However from what I've seen, the version numbers are supposedly the same for the 50, 55, and 65. Everything that uses a 1.06 series firmware version is supposed to use the same firmware. That's why I think it's strange. 1.06.6.1136 should be an older firmware version than 1.06.10.1310 in the same series of firmware updates.
The 60, 70, and 80 apparently had been using 1.08 series firmware, and with the wi-fi remote update they've become 1.09 series. That's why I've wondered if the TVs using the 1.06 series firmwares would become 1.07 series with the wi-fi remote update.
If you actually have the wi-fi remote update, you should be able to not aim the remote at all. You should be able to operate the TV in one room with the remote in another, or with the remote behind walls, or aimed 180º from the TV. In other words, no line of sight between the remote and TV should be necessary in order to use it. As long as both the remote control and the TV are both connected to your wi-fi network, the remote control should operate the TV.
Unfortunately Vizio has the most mysterious method of updating firmware. It would be very nice if they adopted the industry standard method of providing firmware updates. Publish what the latest firmware for each product is. Provide some method of making owner's aware of when an update for their product is available. Allow the upload and installation of firmware updates on demand.