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Driver update for Samsung LCD TV

by cullism / November 18, 2012 6:13 AM PST

I have a Samsung LCD TV Model No. LA40A550P1F. I have just tried to update the driver via the Samsung Driver Update site but my model number does not appear in the dropdown box. Back in August I upgraded the driver from this site, but I suspect that I may have selected the driver for model no. LN40A550P1F.

I bought the TV in late 2008, so perhaps there are no driver updates for this model anymore?

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Clarification Request
A driver is usually for some Windows PC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2012 6:19 AM PST

Most displays do not require drivers and ones that do, rarely need updates. Are you sure you are looking for a driver?

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by cullism / November 18, 2012 10:48 AM PST

I think so. As I indicated earlier, I downloaded an update last August. Before the update I had to have the volume turned up almost to the maximum to make it reasonably audible. Since the update I don't have that problem and some of the displays were slightly different. I have a problem now in that the sound drops out for a few seconds every so often. I don't recall this happening before I did the update, however it may be something to do with my aerial.

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Now we need to hear more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2012 11:22 AM PST
In reply to: Update

Drivers as I wrote are for our PCs. Now you write about an aerial and we know the consumers are more than a little unsettled about over the air issues. When most folk went to cable they forgot all the antenna and more issues. I would have to guess you are wanting to go over the antenna stories again?

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by cullism / November 18, 2012 1:40 PM PST

If you could direct me to the appropriate forum/topic I would be grateful, but I'm guessing it's not a problem directly related to my Samsung TV?

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You can do that discussion here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2012 1:56 AM PST
In reply to: Aerials

But first we have to define what the issue is and it appears it's not a driver issue at all but the usual Antenna Over The Air (OTA) complaints.

The usual fix I use is to get a better outdoor antenna and remove channels that drop out.

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by cullism / November 19, 2012 4:44 AM PST

Thanks Bob. my antenna is over forty year sold and in the roof space. I was mistaken in my original assertion that I had downloaded a driver update for my TV. What I downloaded was a firmware update (from the Samsung site). I also printed out the "how to" guide which is described as <i>Samsung TV F/W Upgrade Guide - Model: 550 Series - LA32A550P1F, LA37A550P1F,


LA46A550P1F.</i>This upgrade doesn't seem to be available any more.

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Ahh. Those older antennas are not so good for today's chans
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2012 5:31 AM PST
In reply to: Update
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by cullism / November 19, 2012 11:48 AM PST

I discovered that the problem was due to a damaged antenna socket in the wall. I replaced it and the problem is no more. Thanks for your help.

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Thanks for the update.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 12:19 AM PST
In reply to: Fixed

It took a few back and forths to get down to the OTA Antenna issues and good to read you can keep your old gear.

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