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Observer

This is really bad not to have the option in menu to disable it.

 

I live in appartment block and keep getting pop up messages from mobile user trying to log on.

 

We need the firmware update now, but I feel like reuturning the TV as not fit for purpose and a network security hazard.

 

Why can't discovery only be for 3 minutes like on other devices?

 

I don't want to disable it permanently as I use both,  only for any rouge new devices!!!

Apprentice

Another vote here for a firmware update!

Dear Samsung Dev's,

 

I dont use wifi/bluetooth either. Huh Samsung unbelievable isn't it? There are users who dont use Network/Wireless on your tv's...

 

Please stop patronizing us (your consumers) by not implementing or hiding important options in your firmware.

Every Smartphone, PC, Notebook,Car gives the enduser the possibility to disable wireless devices... exept you!

 

I had 4 bluetooth authorization requests just this week on my NU8009, this is annoying! Do you think your endusers are that stupid and are not able to handle an option "disable wireless" / "disable bluetooth"? Is this some kind of "hide as much functionality as possible to the users because there are some very dull ones" guidline? Or is there another reason hiding it from us?

 

PS. And no, I dont want you to have send out an "engineer" to me, just do it in FW and you can save money

Apprentice

Different Samsung SmartTV but same problem.

 

My smartv model is: QE65Q6FNATXZT

 

I don't use WiFi & Bluetooth since I prefer a wired internet connection, but also if I set the connection to "cable" Wifi still works. Who should I call from Italy to solve the problem?

Explorer

You can disable WIFI and Bluetooth with a universal remote. There are instructions on Youtube about it. Worked fine for me. Samsung support staff had no clue what to do.

Apprentice

Thanks ncri, but I would like to be driven remotely by official Samsung assistance, my smart tv is brand new and the Italian assistance says that modifying that menu options by myself would compromise the warrantee:

 

https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/Smart-TV/Disabilitare-connessioni-wireless-su-QE65Q6FNATXZT/m-p/...

 

Not being able to disconnect wireless connection of MY Smart TV due to the classical way stonewalling, which I would find unacceptable.

Explorer
Ah, well, you can easily reset the option in case of warranty issues. I doubt they will see it. Unless they store some sort of internal log for settings changes. So there is a slight risk yes.
Apprentice

In the absence of a satisfactory response from the Italian assistance, I would respectfully request DannyT the same assistance given to t1ck3ts 

Apprentice
One reason they dont want to disable bluetooth might be the smart remote... please correct me if I am wrong. But it looks to me as if the "smart remote" only sends signal via some kind of bluetooth protocol because I where not able to spot any IR diodes and it needs to "pair" to the tv. So if you disable bluetooth your "smart remote" might be absolutely useless then. My guess is there where to lazy to implement some kind of split the bluetooth non-remote-control peripherals command stack from the bluetooth remote-control command stack , or it was simply not possible by the bt-hardware they used in the tv's.
Explorer
Yes, you do need to use a different remote after disabling bluetooth. I use a standard universal remote. The same I also used to enter the service menu to turn off WIFI and bluetooth. I'm fine with that, it works quite well. Some buttons of the smart remote still work as far as I remember, but yes, overall it is rather useless without bluetooth.
Apprentice

@pauledd wrote:
One reason they dont want to disable bluetooth might be the smart remote... please correct me if I am wrong. But it looks to me as if the "smart remote" only sends signal via some kind of bluetooth protocol because I where not able to spot any IR diodes and it needs to "pair" to the tv. So if you disable bluetooth your "smart remote" might be absolutely useless then. My guess is there where to lazy to implement some kind of split the bluetooth non-remote-control peripherals command stack from the bluetooth remote-control command stack , or it was simply not possible by the bt-hardware they used in the tv's.

No problem, I will use a Samsung standard IR remote, I've already tried it and everything works.

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