Re: Bricked TVs
were the updates MANDATORY?
No, it just nags you about it when you switch it on, and that you cannot disable.
If it was only possible to give old folks a large screen TV without all this "intelligent" guff - all it takes for one of them to press a wrong button and they're in its "entertainment" shite which then takes a carefully prepared script to escape from (because, naturally, it doesn't reset with power cycling because that would be too f*cking easy). On the plus side, that's the one reason that will stop this one from being upgraded: it's not on a network, so also no nagging. I made sure of that.
I could say "this is the last Samsung I will buy" but they're all like that. Big screen, shit contents - an inseparable combination for modern TVs.