Chromecast Bricked After Firmware Update (Build 14651)

I received the update for my Chromecast in the last 48 hours and it has nearly bricked my Chromecast - the unit seems to freeze after the start-up screen (spinning Chrome logo). I've manually reset it to factory defaults, but cannot set it up via the app as the screen stays blank after start-up.

I'm convinced the unit itself is NOT defective, but suspect that the issue lies between my TV and the Chromecast. Is anyone else having issues after the firmware update?