Automatically upgrade television?

  ened 12:15 16 Aug 09

I always set my computers to notify me before installing anything for obvious reasons.

I noticed the option on my new Sony TV to disable automatic updating.

I have got to thinking: is this wise?

I am told by the local dealer that 'they' are making loads of changes at the moment and switching the frequencies of the channels.

I don't like the idea of an external body making changes to my equipment when I don't know what (or even if) they are doing.

What do you do?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:18 16 Aug 09

If you leave it on auto update it will
1. update software to overcome any glitches in the system (this is quite rare nowadays but a couple of years ago when digiboxes first came out it was common.

2. may also rescan for extra channels that are being introduced.

  Stuartli 13:08 16 Aug 09

You should have no worries about automatic updating on your television - it's a standard and widely used feature by manufacturers in conjunction with the transmitter operating companies.

If you go to the Freeview website, it details service updates. See:

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More detail at:

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Freesat software updates details at:

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  Stuartli 13:09 16 Aug 09

Many EPGs are updated overnight providing a set top box or TV are left on Standby.

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