Top is the info.txt from the latest HW-N950, bottom is the text from the eARC update of HW-Q90r.
As you can see it's just generic Tizen. The hardware in both sound bards is basically identical, and whatever differences there are, shouldn't influence eARC which is basically a software feature.
Things get even more interesting when we open the HW-Q90r firmware file with a HEX editor. The HW-N950 (SAT-HKA18WWC) is literally mentioned in the file headers.
I see this as a huge f*ck you from Samsung. There was an implicit promise that the HW-N950 would get eARC, and seeing how it seems to be literally baked in the firmware (it's just a Tizen distro with software features after all), it feels wrong doubly so.
Are we getting this update or not?
please also update the Samsung HW-N950, in its day it was said that they would also support earc
I don't know if the lack of any communication from Samsung about this is bad or good
Anybody else did any digging in the firmware files?
Very disappointed, was also told this would be added to my N950.. otherwise i would have never purchased..
I'm in the same boat as everyone else, if this does not get added, then i have no trust in Samsung as a brand anymore..
No Samsung brand of any product will be purchased and i will tell as many people who will listen.
poor form Samsung..