Originally Posted by vld
Agreed, but it makes no sense from a manufacturing point of view to leap frog the version numbers, unless the firmware numbers are date based or something and not based on actual improvements. Must be a bear keeping a track on what changes are in each firmware update that way.
If this is indeed the case, that the only change here is; 1) disable the IPv6 function temporarily due to network function failure by ISP setting error then this firmware should have been named 04.70.41 or something.
Playing devil's advocate, and assuming that the firmware numbers are accurate vs change; we can assume that 04.71.00 does everything UP to and including 04.70.90; and that the only additional fix/feature (From what we've read so far) is to disable IP6 temporarily........... then it makes complete sense than if a person already has 04.70.90, and doesn't deal with IP6, that they aren't in any need of doing a firmware change.
If an individual only stayed with the .36 firmware that their tv came with, then they'll have a LOT of improvements and features addressed by going to the 04.71.00 firmware.
And this goes back to what I originally posted; which a couple people think I'm preaching and chastising others on. All I've made a point of is..... KNOW what the new firmware is suppose to address before installing it. You don't install firmware simply because it's "NEW". If your system is working fine, doesn't have issues; and the new firmware isn't offering any features or improvements that will affect you; why install it????
I work for the government. One of my voice systems uses windows server 2007. This is a closed system on a closed network. It "CAN" go on the internet if I want it to, but it's used in a closed network. After installing it, configuring it, and getting it all up and running (In 2008), I turned off "Automatic Updates". It's been 10 years, and I haven't done even ONE Windows Update on the software. NOT ONE. Why would I? The server software did EXACTLY what I needed it to do when I installed it. That particular voice system hasn't changed. (I'm replacing it this year, but until now it hasn't changed). So why would I even CONSIDER updating, changing, etc. the software? I wouldn't.
Obviously, most computers and systems using firmware and software are used on the internet and other environments than my work system. Therefor, there will be software and firmware improvements and upgrades to address issues. And in those cases, updates are good. But just blindly accepting software and firmware upgrades because "The Company Posted it", is not cool. I prefer to be 1-2 upgrades behind. Or at least 1-2 MONTHS behind installing it. This allows bugs and issues to be addressed. But if you have issues with your tv, pc, router, etc... and a firmware/software update mentioned addressing what you are having issues with; then by all means update it. In the case of 04.71.00; they simply haven't stated what the issues/improvements being addressed are. That's my only reason for being cautious.