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Old 02-04-2007, 04:11 PM
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Thumbs up YP-U1: Upgrade to the newest Korean firmware - it's worth it! (SRS-WOW support!)

I just finished upgrading my YP-U1 to the Korean firmware v3.150. Now the U1 supports SRS-WOW sound enhancements, which all other international versions of the firmware don't do (due to license-issues, I assume).

Why should only Koreans get the good sounding U1?

Believe me, the U1 now sounds about 300% better than before. It had a neutral, flat sound, and the EQ didn't help anything either - the perfect player for "audiophiles". But since I'm no "audiophile", and I want my player sounding the way I want, so it's fun for listening - SRS-WOW is a godsend! Now the player has real bass, excellent treble and crossfeed (sort of) - it sounds much more engaging and natural with all my phones.

I stumbled on this firmware by accident - I browsed the international Samsung website for updates for the U1, but somehow I landed on the Korean site and saw the letters "SRS-WOW" in between all the unintelligible Korean letters... so my thought were "WTF??? ZOMG!!!" - why did noone tell me that my U1 can sound GOOD?

Since the Korean version of the firmware is only available for users registered on the Korean Samsung site (what nonsense!) and I couldn't manage to register myself with the Korean instructions - I hacked my way into the download site and managed to get the firmware here: Samsung YP-U1 v3.150 Korean + SRS-WOW - enjoy! I know, I do... a lot more than before!

It's still not close to iAudio sound quality, but it's lightyears ahead of the standard European/US firmwares.
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