GAMESTOP just told my husband that PS just relaseaed an update for this issue. You have to get it on a flash drive, insert it before you power on...it SHOULD work.
He just left to get the update from our local GAMESTOP. i will update if it works.
I have one manufactured from the same place and time... but I have no blue light/HDMI issue (at least so far). But I got mine from Best Buy and not Amazon.
GameStop has him sheet of paper with the url. That was a wasted trip and gas money. The sheet they provided with a url didn't work. We ended up locating the file ourselves online.
However, it still didnt work because the PS4 wont' go in safe mode we only get the pulsing blue light and black screen still.
when you said 'just released' i thought you meant today as in firmware 1.51
the 1.50 has been online for several days now for download
and as you've noticed it doesnt fix anything to manually install.