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firmware ?

by rebs081 / April 4, 2009 11:20 PM PDT

with a ln46a650 is it posible to revert to firmware 2007 from 2008.9 ?
what would happen if this was done ? I have read about people trying different firmware and finding one they prefer, as in the case of 1003m, 1003g and others.

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firmware ?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 5, 2009 5:07 AM PDT
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rebs081,

Sure it's possible.

Why would you go to an older firmware version when you have a newer one?

--HDTech

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by rebs081 / April 5, 2009 11:18 AM PDT
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my LN46A650 came with 2008.9 and my friends came with 2004. He can adjust his AMP setting and get a 3d picture like you are right in the audience, it really pops. On mine with 2008.9 adjusting AMP does not change anything, no 3d and no pop.
Is there anyway I can get 2004 from Samsung ?

Thank you for your help

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 5, 2009 8:13 PM PDT
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rebs081,

I don't have access, or the ability to distribute obselete firmwares.

The best I might suggest is calling 800-SAMSUNG and making an inquiry with Product Support.

Be cautious when looking for it on the internet. I haven't heard of any bad batches of firmware "floating around the audience", but if you do find it online, please verify it's a trusted source. And naturally, the disclaimer of recommending you not go that route is something I have to add.

--HDTech

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by rebs081 / April 5, 2009 10:09 PM PDT
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Do you know of any thing else, possibly hardware that was changed that would have caused this model to loose the ability to display a 3d look and pop other than firmware ?

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 6, 2009 8:51 AM PDT
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rebs081,

I'm not sure why you'd be "losing pop" with an inverter board replacement. The hardware was designed to get rid of the IR, and in most cases doesn't affect the picture quality. If you think it has, then I would definitely address this with service.

Could it be that the settings on a cable box are low, or that other sources aren't sending in the best possible picture? If that's not the case, I'd recommend making an inquiry to get your unit serviced.

--HDTech

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by rebs081 / April 6, 2009 10:37 AM PDT
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The inverter board on my set has not been changed since I owned it, or was this inverter board a change with sets coming with firmware 2008.9 suck as mine?
When I change AMP setting from off to low, medium or high, there is no difference in the picture at all, even in demo mode both sides of the screen are the same. Like I said on my friends when he changes AMP setting his picture really pops and has 3d look as if you were right there in the audiance or bleachers at a basket ball game. Is it possible I have a faulty inverter board ? Is that tyhe main board or one of the other boards?
Thank you for all your help, I do appreciate it

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 6, 2009 11:10 AM PDT
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rebs081,

Yes, 6-series - my bad. [blush] Grin Sorry!

I don't think it would be the inverter board causing this, but I don't know how to generate a perceived "pop" on your panel when your friend's panel seems to be better.

You might call and not that your AMP feature isn't working as it should be (it doesn't fix anything? Blu-Ray? HD signals?) and see if maybe they'll send a tech out to take a look at it.

Outside of that, I don't have any settings that I could give you that would assist you.

--HDTech

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by rebs081 / April 6, 2009 11:27 AM PDT
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Is the AMP controlled on the main board or one of the other boards?
It may not be related but I also have a problem with loosing the sounds, when watching the samsung 500 on sunday the sound dropped out 6 or 7 times, and has happened on other occasions as well. Is it trye that the amp settings in the service menu were toned down in recent firmware versions ? I am thinking it is the AMP that gives other sets the live 3d look.

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 6, 2009 11:40 AM PDT
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rebs081,

I believe that the AMP processing is on the main board.

Sound dropouts can be a result of the digital signal not connecting properly, or from a malfunction in the television. Instead of audio static, drop-outs are the digial version of static.

That said, I've seen some shows where the AMP settings don't change anything on one channel, and on a different input signal, makes a world of difference. I don't have a definitive explanation of why you don't see a difference (or a difference doesn't exist), so a service call may still be the best route.

Keep me posted.

--HDTech

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by rebs081 / April 11, 2009 12:13 AM PDT
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the sound drop outs continue since I bought and setup a new out door antenna for local HD channels, proving that it is not just a cable carrier problem. Now what can I do ?

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 13, 2009 6:28 PM PDT
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rebs081,

Dropouts are the digital version of "static".

If you think it's the television, you can call 800-SAMSUNG and have the unit inspected by an authorised repair center.

--HDTech

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