Good morning friends.
I've performed the firmware update for my HW-Q90R soundbar.
Given that there is no official statement from Samsung with the details of the update I would like to check with the community what new features have been included.
- How can I check now the firmware version on the bar, to check if the rears are updated as well? In the past just by holding the sound mode button on the remote with the soundbar off the different versions appeared on the display.
Now it is not case. Now by holding sound mode for 5 seconds with the bar off it enables a new functionality: Test Tone
- EARC functionality is enabled, this is great.
- Test tone: What it this for? It performs a test of the sound of the different channels, is it useful for anything else?
- Now in the sources appeared TV SPEAKERS, what is this for?
I would like to check specially if the update has included any update of the rears and subwoffer
Solved! Go to Solution.
Turn off the sound bar.
Hold down the button on the remote control labelled with the gear symbol for 5 seconds (the button you use to change the sound levels such as treble).
The sound bar will turn on and the numbers will begin to scroll.
This works for the HW Q90R model.
My SmartThings app shows 1010.5 128 (not 128R)
I checked the version and I got the same numbers. However, I did not see "earc" scrolling past.
By the way my TV is LG B8 which has no eARC functionality. Could this be the reason why I'm not seeing earc scrolling past in my hw-Q90R soundbar? Or my soundbar has not still not got eARC update because the update process was faulty?
Ok, my suspicion is verified.
I believe that there will be only one firmware from Samsung, and that is 1010.5 for everybody.
The difference will be in W. Those who update from 1008 firmware will have W-0241.0 and those who update from 1007.9 will have W-0240.0.
We will know for sure when Samsung upload the usb file in their official site.
Maybe we could write to Samsung support to ask about the differences between W-0240.0 and W-0241.0 and if it's the desired behaviour that those coming from 1007.9 in general have W-0240.0 while those coming from 1008.0 in general have W-0241.0...
I wrote today a request to Italian Samsung support via e-mail for this, but since I'm not very confident to get an appropriate answer, if many of us try to write to their local Samsung support dept maybe someone will get a proper response 😉