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1010.5 Firmware Update for hw-Q70R/hw-Q80R/hw-Q90R Soundbars

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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

 

 

NEW FEATURES

 

- 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

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@Bonz80 wrote:

Update 1010.5

 

-Soundbar HW-Q80R connected to LG OLED C9

 

Earc on Tv: ON

Digital Sound Out: Pass Trough

Display on soundbar: eArc

Last firmware before 1010.5: 1007.9

Country: Portugal

 

After several attempts on updating the Subwofer (With the remote and manually switching of the soundbar and subwoofer for 10m).

These W and S remain the same:

M- 0128.0
B- 1010.5
H- 0051.0
FD- 0040.0
W- 0033.0
S- 0033.0
R- 0033.0

 

Any one in the same situation?

 

 

 


Hang on, what's the last R? Q-80R shouldn't have a rear speaker?

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eARC!!! 😲🤯

 

Sorry, I know this has been a looooooong wait for you guys. (And for some of us on this side of things...)

 

Just some more official-type confirmation/advice on this one for you all, in case anyone needs it.  (Obviously only from a UK & Ireland perspective - but might also provide some help for those of you beyond these shores too.)

 

Software update does indeed enable HDMI eARC. 👍

 

Updating

 

Update either by OTN using SmartThings App; or by downloading from the relevant model's support page on Samsung.com.

 

Unzip & write the folder SAT-HKW19WWC to the root of a USB > put the USB in the Soundbar > turn the Soundbar on and wait for "Update" to flash in the display. Once updated it will reboot.

 

In case of updating correctly it will only display eARC when connected to an appropriate eARC enabled TV, (Sadly, not the QE**Q90RATXXU as yet - and no news on that yet either.)

 

If it is connected to an eARC capable TV and still not displaying eARC

 

Disconnect the HDMI, then re-connect to force the EDID exchange between Soundbar and TV.

 

Numbers

 

For those wondering about the displayed numbers, these are the full version numbers we've been given by HQ:

 

HW-Q90R

M - 0128.0

B - 1010.5 

H - 0051.0 

FD - 0040.0 

W - 0240.0

S - 0136.0

RR - 0136.0

RL -  0136.0

 

HW-Q80R
M -  0128.0 

B -  1010.5

H -  0051.0 

FD -  0040.0 

W -  0033.0 

S - 0033.0


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@AntS wrote:

Numbers

 

For those wondering about the displayed numbers, these are the full version numbers we've been given by HQ:

 

HW-Q80R
M -  0128.0 

B -  1010.5

H -  0051.0 

FD -  0040.0 

W -  0033.0 

S - 0133.0


1. Are you sure "S" is suppose to be 0133.0, not 0033.0? Mine "S" is still 0033.0 😞

2. Could you tell us what these letters stands for? M, B, H, FD, W and S?

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Come on Samsung release the updates for the TV's now!!!

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Yo he actualizado  mi HQ-90r mediante la aplicación Smart de Samsung. He intentado a través de USB pero nada.  Tengo todos los números igual salvo 

W- 240.0

He leído que hay gente que tiene la 241.0

No se cómo lo han hecho, he probado de todo.  

Alguna idea?

I have the Samsung SWA-9000s rear Speakers connected to my HW-Q80R
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In my HW-Q80r the "S" is also 0033.0
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@Zaxxan

Yes !!!

 

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@AntS wrote:

eARC!!! 😲🤯

 

Sorry, I know this has been a looooooong wait for you guys. (And for some of us on this side of things...)

 

Just some more official-type confirmation/advice on this one for you all, in case anyone needs it.  (Obviously only from a UK & Ireland perspective - but might also provide some help for those of you beyond these shores too.)

 

Software update does indeed enable HDMI eARC. 👍

 

Updating

 

Update either by OTN using SmartThings App; or by downloading from the relevant model's support page on Samsung.com.

 

Unzip & write the folder SAT-HKW19WWC to the root of a USB > put the USB in the Soundbar > turn the Soundbar on and wait for "Update" to flash in the display. Once updated it will reboot.

 

In case of updating correctly it will only display eARC when connected to an appropriate eARC enabled TV, (Sadly, not the QE**Q90RATXXU as yet - and no news on that yet either.)

 

If it is connected to an eARC capable TV and still not displaying eARC

 

Disconnect the HDMI, then re-connect to force the EDID exchange between Soundbar and TV.

 

Numbers

 

For those wondering about the displayed numbers, these are the full version numbers we've been given by HQ:

 

HW-Q90R

M - 0128.0

B - 1010.5 

H - 0051.0 

FD - 0040.0 

W - 0240.0

S - 0136.0

RR - 0136.0

RL -  0136.0

 

HW-Q80R
M -  0128.0 

B -  1010.5

H -  0051.0 

FD -  0040.0 

W -  0033.0 

S - 0133.0


@AntS you've got us all worried as we have S (sub) on 0033.0! Please clarify if that was a typo

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 On my HW-Q90R soundbar I have W-0242.0, is it ok or not? 

:thinking-face: