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How to upload a TV firmware upgrade.

I have a TV with a USB type 'B' female socket on it, labelled as 'software update terminal'. It's exactly the same connection as on the back of my printer. (Note this is NOT the USB socket type 'A' that is actually on a computer). So assuming that I could get an updated firmware file, how would I upload it to the TV ? A thumb-drive won't work, as they are USB type 'A'. I'm interested in the method - actually getting the firmware itself is a separate issue. Thanks !

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  • Raym0nd Mar 03, 2008

    OK, Thanks for that. I thought thumb drives werre just small length USB drives with the "A" USB plug. Never occurred to me that thumb drive might mean "B" USB plug. Doh !

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    how can i update my tv samsung

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Most movies on USB drive using the avi format have no sound. On a pc i can hear the sound


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The tv shops are provided with a special thumb drive to do the update.You might be able to contact the maker for the part

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