Originally Posted by jacko15
My golf chip 60hu8550 is still on version 2240. I have auto update turned off. It never prompted me to update to 2250, although the update did show in the menu. Version 2260 has been available on the Samsung website for almost a week now, but only showed up on my update menu today. Tonight, while viewing shows on my DVR, the tv screen has prompted me twice to do the 2260 update. I've read here that some weren't real happy with the 2250 update, so I avoided it. Now the tv keeps bugging me to update to 2260. Does any know what improvements, and, or, unwanted "upgrades" come with version 2260? I've read some advertising came with 2250. I don't consider that an improvement for anyone except Samsung.
I'm still on Golf 2221 with "Auto Update" off, 2240 is there if I "Check for Updates", but my system is completely working perfectly. Thought it was 2240 that changed the 'Smart Hub' screen.
With a New Product, many Firmware ("software") Updates are really needed to remove genuine 'Bugs', but after that has been done, Updates can add features (or capabilities, like adding SEK3500) that you may or MAY NOT want. A good rule (often quoted by Samsung Support) is never 'Update' unless You Want or Have a Need to do it. There is always risk (or unwanted changes) to be concerned with.
It's never showed a 'Nag Screen' to update, hope it doesn't.
Just got a New ChannelMaster DVR+ (and Love it!) that was a lot of work in my Router to Block its Nag Screens for updating
. It came loaded w/115R (a 'secret' Firmware) and I like it and won't Flash it until I want to.
Reset's (had to do two of them, but being new), were no big deal. Reset takes DVR+ back to original Firmware and there is also a 'trick' to get it to USB Flash back to an earlier Firmware. I got the preferred 16 GB version
, allowing good use for some of my Samsung UHD-Packs
No way to go back on Samsung TV's Firmware (software updates), absolutely only forward for them
I did set the 8550's IP Address to block FTP's, but don't have a specific URL to block connections to their download site like I did for the DVR+. DVR+'s Other connections (like TV Guide and Streaming are still allowed), but it does not even know an update is available now.
Originally Posted by DemonFlame5
I tried it. It didn't work. Waited until the red light was gone but nothing.
What is a Re-Set?
After removing your power it speeds its discharge to 'work' that little five-way switch on back-side of set until red LED quits blinking. Or just wait a lot longer to give its power back, TV's store lots of electrons after power is removed.
Reset is found in Menu>Support>'Self Help' (my TV's not on yet) and then at bottom of list you will see "Reset". This will restore your TV back to Factory Defaults, losing all settings you have selected
Good news is that it will keep your WiFi log on intact.
A 'Smart Hub' reset means you will need to re-enter any Log-In for your Amazon, You-Tube, Netflix, etc. and would expect that to be the same after a complete reset.
It's a lot of work if you have had the TV for a while and adjusted everything the way you wanted it, to start that all over again. First thing I would re-set is "Auto Update" Off (default is On). My only reset was from entering Service Menu and reset is automatic when you leave, since there had been an Update I was holding back from, it immediately Updated and you would Never
want to try and stop that process. It turned out fine.
There is also a "Reset" Command within Service Menu and Samsung can Remotely reset it as well, while you are on Service Telephone Support. I don't know if those resets are any different than the one in your Support menu.
Mine has always 'rebooted' after updates and never failed to come back on. Firmware Flashes have always seemed to be quite quickly done. I assume it's because the file was already downloaded and primed to go. If it had to wait for a 1.7 GB Download, that would take a while.
It used to be recommended (mid 2014) to do a reset following an update. I would only do it for suspected problems that a Cold start didn't fix. But I would leave it 'Cold' overnight first