Samsung KU7000 (Issues - Questions - Tips)
I didn't find a thread "specific" to this model, so maybe this thread can be used as a KU7000 series reference.
Given all the positive feedback I read... I almost bought last year's 40" JU71000 for $1,200 from B&H, but I couldn't justify the extra $550. Instead, I bought the 40" KU7000 for $650. So far; I'm happy with my decision, but I have a couple issues and some questions.
I already updated the firmware to the latest version available (1121), but this didn't fix the issue(s) I'm experiencing. My Time Warner Cable box ( Motorola DCX2510-M) is connected to the TV to the HDMI1 port via a HDMI Switch.
Whenever I setup the TV using the "Start Setup" I'm able to select TWC as cable provider after I select that my providers is not on the list. Once the setup is done, I have noticed that for some reason (sometimes) the TWC icon disappears and it's replaced by the ChromeCast Icon. This happens without changing the source in the HDMI switch. If I use the ChromeCast icon edit option to change the setting, I can only change it to Cable Box or other devices. There is no option to select TWC like it exists on the "Start Setup". Is anyone else experiencing this? (Edit: Not happening any more for some reason)
Even while configured correctly (TWC Icon present in the launcher) pressing the "Extra" button in the remote lists a bunch of providers, but not TWC. After selecting that the provider is not listed and entering my zip code, TWC still does not show up. Could it be that TWC is not a "fully" supported provider or do I need a specific TWC Cable Box? I also noticed that after pressing the "Extra" button a small icon with the word "Extra" in it will appear every once in a while on the upper right corner.
To prevent the Soap Opera Effect I turned off "Auto Motion Plus" is there any other setting that I should change to improve the picture quality in this model?
I'm sure this is WAD, but is it possible to have both the built-in speakers and external Bluetooth speakers work simultaneously? (Edit: See my answer two posts below)
While on this subject, is there a recommended sound bar for these Samsung TVs with down-facing speakers? (Nothing fancy - Samsung branded and inexpensive)
I noticed that once in a while the Launcher displays icons on the left (between the Search & Channels icons) for Hulu and other providers (Advertisement) is there a setting to prevent these from popping up?
Is the SmartTV software in this model a recent release? A couple family members and friends have year or more older Samsung SmartTVs, but the interface is completely different. Can this new version be applied to older TVs or is this a version specific to newer Samsung TVs that come with with the Smart Remote?
Where is the ambient light sensor located?
Edit: The specs say that it has Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) - Is it Bluetooth 4.0 compliant?
BTW, Besides the Smart Remote and Universal remote I also using a Logitech K400r keyboard via a Logitech Unifying Adapter connected to USB1 - Works fine. (EDIT: After a subsequent firmware update the Logitech keyboard stopped working)
Last edited by tamanaco; 12-05-2016 at 07:48 AM.