Friday, August 25, 2017

Another reason not to buy a Samsung "Smart" TV

Software update turns brand new TVs into $1800 bricks:
Thousands of owners of high-end Samsung TVs have complained after a software update left their recently acquired £1,400 sets with blank, unusable screens.
The Guardian has been contacted by a number of owners complaining that the TVs they bought – in some cases just two weeks ago – have been rendered useless by an upgrade sent out by Samsung a week ago. 
Others have been posting furious messages on the company’s community boards complaining that their new TVs are no longer working. 
The company has told customers it is working to fix the problem but so far, seven days on, nothing has been forthcoming. The problem appears to affect the latest models as owners of older Samsung TVs are not reporting the issue.
On the plus side, at least the bricked TVs aren't remotely hackable for a change.

The future is stupid.

1 comment:

Low Country Contest Club said...

I do not have a Samsung (bought a Sharp as it had a much better picture at a lower price) But I did buy Samsung washer, dish washer, fridge, and microwave. Each broke within the warranty period. Over the next five years each has broken at least once; microwave once (I fixed it myself, still working), Dish washer broke twice (has been out of commission for two years now), washer has broke twice (has been out of commission for 6 weeks now), Fridge has broken five times now (I replaced a control board each of 4 times, currently running but will not accept water filters so no filtered water or ice, the primary reason we bought the thing in the first place). Service calls are $300 PER APPLIANCE before they get in the door. Guess what I think of Samsung?