Mind you I only have a few dozen Samsung's to date but if I follow the distance rules (20 feet or less) then it's fine. That seems to really surprise folk as they expected a TV's WiFi to be on par with laptops and such. It's not.
You can see the same complaints on other makes so what to do other than drop the distance or just wire it so there is no drop?
That won't change the issue of Samsung's services. Why they made it so the TV had to check in with Samsung to play Netflix is something that will dog them for years.
It seems a little disingenuous of Cnet to provide a product review only to leave really issues about the products out the review. Samsung's issues with its Smart TV dropping its internet connection is NOT new; however, Cnet did NOT bother to update its product review to worn unsuspecting buyers of any impending danger or issues with the product. So, now thousands of dollars later I have joined the growing number of people to who own a product that doesn't deliver! Thanks Cnet. So, now what do I do with my Samsung UNF8000 that's anything but SMART? I see NO clear answer. Lots $$$ to try this or that which leaves me pretty much where I'm at 2 months later.