Instructions for a Firmware Update to a Sony Blu-ray Player

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Each Sony Blu-ray disc player comes with firmware pre-installed on the system. Over time, Sony will update the firmware for each player to increase the player's compatibility with other electronics and new technology, or to fix bugs in the firmware. You can upgrade your Blu-ray player with the latest firmware updates via your network router or Internet modem, or with a compact disc. There is no cost to obtain the latest firmware updates for your player.

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Things you need

  • USB wireless adaptor or Ethernet cable
  • CD-R disc

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    Network Connection

  1. 1

    Insert either the USB Wireless Adapter to the USB port on either the front or back of the Sony Blu-ray Disc Player, or the LAN terminal on the player to the modem or router using an Ethernet cable. If you connected the Blu-ray to the network using the wireless adaptor, follow Steps 2 to 9 to connect the player to the wireless network. Wired connections can skip to Section 2.

  2. 2

    Power on the Sony Blu-ray Disc Player and the television set. Select "Network Settings" from the Blu-ray's home screen, then press the "Enter" key.

  3. 3

    Highlight the "Internet Settings" icon, and press "Enter" on the remote to select it.

  4. 4

    Choose "USB Wireless Setup" on the Internet Settings page, and press the right-arrow button on the remote to continue.

  5. 5

    Select either "Scan," or "Wi-Fi Protected Setup" if your router supports WPS. Press the right-arrow button to continue. The Blu-ray will search for available networks.

  6. 6

    Highlight the correct network, then press the right-arrow button to continue.

  7. 7

    Press the "Enter" button on the remote if prompted to enter a security key. This will open an on-screen keyboard. Use the keyboard to enter the correct key or passphrase. Then press "Enter" and the right-arrow on the remote.

  8. 8

    Choose "Auto" in the IP Address and Proxy Server page. Click the right-arrow button.

  9. 9

    Review the network configuration settings and click the right-arrow button. Then select "Save & Connect."

    Network Update

  1. 1

    Power on the Sony Blu-ray disc player and television set. Make sure the TV is tuned to the input that the Blu-ray is connected to. Remove any disc from the player.

  2. 2

    Select "Setup" from the Blu-ray home menu. Then select "Network Update" and press the "Enter" key on the remote.

  3. 3

    Select "OK" to "Perform Version Update?" when prompted. Then press the "Enter" key. The Blu-ray will automatically connect to the Sony website and install the necessary firmware update. The Blu-ray disc player will automatically power off. You can power it on when you are ready to use the player.

    Upgrade With a CD

  1. 1

    Go to the Sony website (see Resources). Select the player model and the computer operating system when prompted. Click the firmware update and download it to the PC.

  2. 2

    Insert a CD-R disc into the computer's optical drive. Double-click on the "Computer" icon, and then the optical drive icon.

  3. 3

    Drag the firmware update file to the optical drive folder, and follow the prompts to burn the file to disc.

  4. 4

    Remove the disc from the computer's optical drive once the filed is burnt. Insert it into the Sony Blu-ray player. Make sure the player and TV set are powered on.

  5. 5

    Select "OK" to "Perform Version Update?" when prompted. Then press the "Enter" button on the remote. The Blu-ray will upgrade. When the words "Finish" appear on the screen, remove the upgrade disc from the player.

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