Instead of facing buying a new component periodically to keep up with the pace of change, engineers have developed a way to keep pace with technology changes by making products that can be updated with new features, without the consumer having to buy a new product. This provides the chip (sometimes referred to as a controller chip) with specific instructions to control different aspects of the PC, without the danger of being altered by other software changes.In other words, Firmware is classified as existing in the realm between true hardware and true software.I went to the website they suggested & downloaded a new code #1050 Through going to menu, online, & update, but it still doesn't work. Having similar problem since Thursday night--Amazon launches and says I need an update from Samsung, Hulu Plus says I need to set the clock. Have tried unplugging, resetting clock etc and no luck.I repeated the process & it says there are no new updates! Called Samsung yesterday and was told to call back and use "remote support" which was closed when I called. Called Samsung just now and was told to wait for their team to find a solution and call me back.This Firmware update provides the following benefits: Ver 2.90 Jun.17.2012 - Improved specific title''s playback compatibility Ver 2.80 Otc.04.2011 - Improved specific title''s playback compatibility Ver 2.71 Jun.30.2011 - Improved specific BD title''s playback compatibility Ver 2.71 Jun.16.2011 - Improved specific BD title''s playback compatibility Ver 2.50 : Mar. 2011 SAMSUNG assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable, in connection with whether any such products or services will be appropriate, functional or supported for the SAMSUNG products or services available in your country. The HW-K550 website shows 3 new firmwares for the HW-K550 on Sept 1. 0151 - All OS (MULTI LANGUAGE,0.02 MB) MICOM (Firmware) ver. As consumer electronics get more complicated and technology changes quickly, the need to keep a product up-to-date, especially in home theater applications, has gotten more critical. In PCs, firmware is usually a program that is actually embedded in a hardware chip.
If it has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) may fix problems, add new functions, or expand existing ones.
Although upgrading your firmware can bring various improvements to disc playback and compatibility, the process is quite risky and may cause damage to your device if not done properly.
Here are some general pointers to help you successfully update your device’s firmware: make sure that you have downloaded the correct firmware for your device, do not interfere in any way with the device while the update is in progress, and make sure your player is connected to a reliable power source during the firmware update.
I went to the website they suggested & downloaded a new code #1050 Through going to menu, online, & update, but it still doesn't work. Hi, I have a Samsung smart TV & today it wouldn't stream Amazon Prime. this is like the 3rd or 4th time this has happened in as many months.
I repeated the process & it says there are no new updates! I went to the website they suggested & downloaded a new code #1050 Through going to menu, online, & update, but it still doesn't work. my "guess" is that amazon makes tiny changes on their server side that screws with the app on the smart hub. We'd unhooked Roku to take with us on a trip, thought we'd just use widget - but no.