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Old 02-06-12, 05:45 AM
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Blu-Ray firmware updates

How do firmware updates on Blu-Ray players work? Do you download the software, put it on a disc, and put it into the player, or is there another way?
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Old 02-06-12, 07:45 AM
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Re: Blu-Ray firmware updates

If your player has a USB port, you can slap the update on a flash drive and do it that way.
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Old 02-06-12, 08:14 AM
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The easiest way is hooking the player up via the ethernet port to your router.
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Re: Blu-Ray firmware updates

Originally Posted by bmasters1981 View Post
How do firmware updates on Blu-Ray players work? Do you download the software, put it on a disc, and put it into the player, or is there another way?
What does your owner's manual say?
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Old 02-06-12, 01:21 PM
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What does your owner's manual say?
Couldn't find anything in the manual with regard to that. However, I was able to get it done by putting it onto a CD and putting it in and running it that way. I think that's how I'll do it from now on.
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Old 02-06-12, 03:40 PM
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Re: Blu-Ray firmware updates

Speaking of this, will there ever be a new profile? I remember when 2.0 came out that was a huge deal.
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Old 02-06-12, 06:29 PM
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Re: Blu-Ray firmware updates

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The easiest way is hooking the player up via the ethernet port to your router.
Or via Wi-Fi if your player has that capability. Just about all Blu-ray players these days have networking capabilities.
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Re: Blu-Ray firmware updates

Originally Posted by bmasters1981 View Post
Couldn't find anything in the manual with regard to that. However, I was able to get it done by putting it onto a CD and putting it in and running it that way. I think that's how I'll do it from now on.
Interesting that it's not addressed at all in the manual. I wonder how they would expect a consumer to know that firmware updates even exist? I guess they want people to call their tech line... for $5 an hour.
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Speaking of this, will there ever be a new profile? I remember when 2.0 came out that was a huge deal.
Blu-ray 3D is Profile 5.0:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray...layer_profiles
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Oh gotcha...guess I didn't keep track! Good to know though.
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