Pain in the…

I’m not going to sugar coat it. System updates are a pain. If you have not experienced a system update on your TV, then YEAH for you. However, that means you either don’t have cable, smart features, stream or many of the other things a TV and components can do these days. So, those readers can move on to another article or email.

For those who have seen system updates, if you are like me your first reaction is total panic followed by yelling for Lew. OK, not followed by yelling for Lew, since he isn’t in your home. System updates are imbedded into most new technology. They are not much different from the updates you get on computer software, i.e. those Windows updates, smart phone updates, Mac updates & so on. They are simply in your TV or some other component and chances are they will show up.

So what do you do when you get an update. Follow the directions on the screen precisely. And, if things then don’t work, you can call the manufacturer’s tech support department and ask them to walk you through it. Or, go online to their site for update support.

If this doesn’t get you up and running, unfortunately you will require a service call from an AV senior level specialist. Sometimes you have such a sophisticated system that your update causes something else not to work. That is the price we all pay for interconnecting so many components. So when there aren’t updates, we are happily enjoying our TV shows, sports & movies.