writes "Well, not only do we have to deal with patch Tuesday to download Operating System bug fixes, now our embedded devices like TV's and toasters will require regular patches to operate. According to The Age newspaper, Tens of thousands of LG customers will require a software upgrade for their TV sets, after the company identified the cause of a mystery software glitch that is causing them to freeze spontaneously. The problem seems to be in LG's implementation of the DVB standard. Broadcasters can optionally encrypt the stream to prevent copying. Channel Nine seem to have turned this on for some of their programming. This is causing problems with LG tuners. LG have more information about the software update here."