robjg63: Samsung seem to have firmware updates all the time for the 'smart' tvs.
What do you think the risks are?
The issue is that now they are more than a 'simple' tv - they have lots of software - you will potentially gets lots of software updates.
The issue is Firmware updates tend to nobble exploits that can be used to open up the set with 3rd party tools and apps that Samsung don't want you to have.
Example I also have a C650 with PVR mode enabled in the service menu. If I upgrade firmware on it I understand that the function will be lost without a lot of jiggery pokery to get it back.
Samsung are also quiet on what specific firmware updates fix / change.