Originally Posted by nlitend1
So one of the main reasons I bought this tv 55f7050 was for the wireless, Netflix etc. The problem is when in Netflix the tv looses connection. It happens everytime with in 5 minutes. Didn't do this for the first few months of ownership. Now it is all the time. I also have a sony 3d BR with Netflix, the exact same looking as the TV's, and it works everytime no problem.
So I suspect this is a Samsung issue. Anything I can do about this?
I assume you're using Wi-Fi networking...have you tried upgrading the firmware on your Wi-Fi router? Your Samsung TV software should update automatically, but that's not the case for most networking routers.
The reason I ask is that I used to have flaky Wi-Fi issues with SOME devices on my home network. Some things would connect just fine, some things would not. I initially blamed everything but the Wi-Fi router, but after doing a firmware upgrade for an unrelated issue, I found that my Wi-Fi network was suddenly AWESOME with everything working great. I was literally kicking myself for not thinking of upgrading the firmware sooner, because it was like night and day!
The issue in my case is that there are numerous "revisions" to the Wi-Fi standard, and each one is a little faster and better than the one before. So in my case, older devices using an older spec (such as 802.11b) worked just fine, because that has been out since 2000, and has pretty solid support. However, my newer devices were trying to use one of the most latest specs (802.11n) and they would connect/dis-connect repeatedly.
I don't know if you have a similar issue, but it's worth looking into. If you log into your Wi-Fi router, there's usually an easy way somewhere in the menu to "check for upgrades" or "upgrade your firmware". With some routers you just click the link and wait...it goes out to the Internet to see if there's a newer version, downloads and applies it, and reboots, while keeping your configuration. Some older routers require a little bit more effort, such as downloading an actual file from the vendor's site and going through the menu to apply it to the router.
Also, keeping firmware up to date is a "best practice" like changing the oil in your car, since it sometimes fixes security issues. If you provide more detail (via PM if you're worried about privacy) I can try and find instructions for your particular model.