AVS Discussions

Samsung firmware update puts ads on TV menu bar

Samsung firmware update puts ads on TV menu bar
« on: November 23, 2016, 10:18:17 AM »
Samsung is readying the European expansion of an initiative it started in the United States last June: adding interactive advertisements to the menu bars of its high-end smart TVs. The impact isn't going to be limited just to customers buying new Samsung televisions, either, as the company reportedly plans to use software updates to retroactively bring the ads to older models that people already have in their homes.

http://bit.ly/2g4hIQi

ellisr63

  • ***
  • 478
  • Surfing in the Home Theater
Re: Samsung firmware update puts ads on TV menu bar
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 10:27:28 AM »
I haven't noticed any ads on our set so far... Could it be because I am only watching HD OTA for broadcast?
Yamaha CX-A5100, (3) diy synergy horn 2 ways,, 4 JBL 8340As, 4 JBL 8320s, PS3, XBoxOne, Monoprice speaker wire, and XLR cables, Redmere HDMI cables, Monster HTPS7000, 2 Furman filters, SeymourAV 195" diagonal scope screen, Panamorph UH-480, Darbee Darcet, diy 14 channel Ice Power amp

richlife69

  • ***
  • 116
  • Let's find some grass and roll in it!
Re: Samsung firmware update puts ads on TV menu bar
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 12:37:20 PM »
Yeah, this is kind of a Samsung deterrent -- but probably the others will follow suit.  So the OP says ads on the Menu bar.  Not having a Samsung to check, is this intrusive or a minor nit?  Would you be able to simply ignore it?

Basically, I ignore and try to short circuit all personalized ads, but some of them are a pain and some still require that I actively dismiss them.
Atmos/DTS:X Setup
Yamaha RX-A3060 w/ Elan Z-Fan; Config: 7.2.4 (switchable to 7.2.2 + Zone2)
Mirage Speakers: OM-6 (FLR), MC-si (C), OM-R2 (SLR), FRx-nine (BLR); ELAC A4s (FP), RSL C34Es (RP)
aci Titan subs (2) RP amp: AudioSource AMP100VS
OPPO 203;  LG OLED65B6; Harmony 650 and Hub