Samsung 40" LED series 8000 - Updating software

We bought this TV in September 2010 and have recently started making use of all its' facilities.

I have it connected via a LAN cable to the router and have signed up to LoveFilm and stream their offerings quite successfully.

I am having a problem with Yahoo - which keeps saying I need to go to menu/upgrade software before I can install. I've done this but it doesn't recognise a connection, either USB or online. How can I get the software to upgrade?

In addition the recent newspaper adverts in the UK seem to suggest that these TVs also include the option of a 'web browser' - I've yet to see an icon.

Any ideas greatly appreciated

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Samsung 40" LED series 8000 - Updating software


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It's a 40C-8000 and we're in the UK - dvd region 2 I believe - many thanks

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Thanks, that helps.

Okay, there is a firmware update, and that would be here:

Now, the instructions under the downloads section need to be followed closely. Are you unzipping the file directly onto a freshly formatted USB drive?

Hmmmm... in looking for the update instructions on the UK site for your product, I see that they don't have any firmware update instructions on the website. So I'll link to the USB firmware update instructions from the US site:

Only use that as an instruction guide. Do not use the U.S. firmware in the UK - only use the UK firmware on TVs sold in the UK. Only use the instructions.

There isn't a web-browser in the "C" models (2010) in the U.S., and the web browser is only on the D models. It may be the same, or different in your region. You'd have to confirm this with the Samsung customer service center in the UK at 0845-SAMSUNG.

Let me know if this helps, or if you run into any trouble.


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Thanks for your help - much appreciated - looks like I'll have to stick with the netbook for browsing the web

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