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eltee49's Avatar eltee49 12:42 PM 08-15-2013
The TV seems fine, looks good. I was just hoping they did some sort of positive update or improved something since my last update which was long ago. Sony is sending me the update on a drive. If there is nothing in it to improve picture, etc. I may just save it. So, nothing pic wise has been update since my last one?

I am only running a Blu-ray, VCR (S-Video) and an audio / video receiver (output only) through this TV.

THANK YOU for the info.

caloyzki's Avatar caloyzki 04:24 PM 08-15-2013
I still have my kdl40v5100 since 2009.but last time i update my firmware my tv stop working, after i send out to repair shop they fix the problem and until now i didn't experience any problem at all. 4 years and counting!
SaratogaSam's Avatar SaratogaSam 09:08 PM 09-04-2013
Hey everyone,

Newbie poster here ... anyway, I tried to upgrade the software on my KDL-46VL150 via this link and the upgrade did not work.

Now, when I turn on the TV, screen is black and the "Bravia" logo flashes every 30 seconds or so. The standby button is red and pic off/timer button is yellow.

It will not respond to any remote control commands (for a factory reset) or even the power button on the TV itself.

Is there any way I can restore the software to it's previous state? What other options do I have?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

P.S. As was mentioned previously on this forum, did heed the advice of "No problems with the TV, don't mess with it" frown.gif
PlasticBint's Avatar PlasticBint 10:13 AM 09-12-2013
I am not sure if the answer to my question is buried in the 156 pages of this thread, but I did try a search and came up empty, so here goes:

I have a KDL-40V5100 and recently had need of 2 composite signal inputs. I have used the one on the side panel for some time for a VCR and it has always worked without a hitch. I have also used the input on the back panel that can be configured as either composite and component, but only for component, for which it worked fine. When I reconfigured it for composite and plugged in my other source (a WII), there is a picture, but it is very dark and unusable. If it is configured for component with only the composite plugged in there is no picture at all, so it is doing something right, but something is also very wrong. Plugging the VCR into that input gives the same result, and plugging the WII into the VCR input works fine, so that rules out the source or the cable, and indicates it must be the input. Is this a known issue, and is there a fix for it? If not I will just buy a component cable for the WII, but it would be nice if this worked as advertised!
farleyville's Avatar farleyville 10:19 AM 09-12-2013
I have no idea on the input, so I can't help there, but I just bought a wii component cable ...

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=114&cp_id=11404&cs_id=1140401&p_id=5689&seq=1&format=2

Hard to beat the price of monoprice.
PlasticBint's Avatar PlasticBint 09:44 AM 09-23-2013
OK, I figured this one out. I should have checked initially, but it never occurred to me that for some bizarre reason that must make sense to someone at Sony, ALL the picture controls were set to minimum when I switched the input to composite. Setting them at normal values gave a perfectly fine picture! But I ordered a component cable anyway.
eltee49's Avatar eltee49 11:52 AM 10-23-2013
Activating PC sound input jack while using HDMI 2 Input?

I can hook up my MacBook Pro to my 46" using the HDMI port on the side of the TV. However, I get no sound. I tried connecting the headphone (sound out) jack from my laptop to the sound IN jack on the side of the TV. If I set the TV Input to PC, I get sound but no video, if I set the input to HDMI 2 I get video but no sound.

I did a search here but nothing came up. Is there a way to get the TV to activate sound from the PC input while simultaneously using the video signal through the HDMI2 Input? THANKS for any help.
netster53's Avatar netster53 05:26 PM 11-30-2013

I have a Sony Bravia KDL-46V5100 . I recently did a firmware update via thumb drive that was sent via mail from the Sony Electronics dept. in Laredo, TX. My TV now has no picture!. Audio when Direct TV receiver box is on but NO picture. Tried hard reset. No avail. Sony now tells me that I will need it serviced on MY nickel!! It was working fine (except for lose of functioning HDMI ports) before the update. It was suppose to fix the problem of the HDMI ports. Any help?


username001's Avatar username001 12:14 PM 12-15-2013

EDIT: Now my TV is stuck in the same mode as SaratogaSam's in post #4643 (except I don't get a logo flashing) in this thread. I hate Sony. If they just made decent firmware, none of this would have happened. :mad:

 

Hello everyone

 

I'm new here but had a question about firmware updates for a KDL-40v5100. It's been updating form a usb for the past hour and a half. I'm actually reverting from the most recent firmware to an older version because my HDMI ports go out at random times (after the update).

 

Right now the tv is blank but the yellow timer light and red standby light are on and steady. My question is, when the update is done, do these lights go off or what? I don't want to cut the update off before it's complete and brick the tv. Any information or advice is greatly appreciated. 


aronsonstack's Avatar aronsonstack 04:43 PM 01-16-2014
Wow, can't believe there is a thread for this TV. I'm recently getting lots of HDMI in and out drops. Was considering updating the firmware. But some of these stories are scary. I don't want to make things worse. Are the people have issues a minority or majority? Lastly, the list of compatible usb devices is very limited. So far, I have no luck with the two I've tried. What are some of you using?
username001's Avatar username001 05:05 PM 01-16-2014

Ok so I have an update. I talked to Sony after my tv got stuck in System Management Mode (SMM) and they sent me a USB with the most up to date firmware. This got my tv out of SMM and updated the firmware. After doing so, I had to unplug the tv to get the HDMI ports to work as none of the HDMI ports would get a signal or it would have an audio only signal. HOWEVER, the HDMI signal still drops sometimes, but I guess this is just something I'm (we) will have to live with until a new firmware update fixes it, if new firmware ever becomes available:mad:  


SmartAV's Avatar SmartAV 02:22 PM 01-17-2014
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Originally Posted by username001 View Post

Ok so I have an update. I talked to Sony after my tv got stuck in System Management Mode (SMM) and they sent me a USB with the most up to date firmware. This got my tv out of SMM and updated the firmware. After doing so, I had to unplug the tv to get the HDMI ports to work as none of the HDMI ports would get a signal or it would have an audio only signal. HOWEVER, the HDMI signal still drops sometimes, but I guess this is just something I'm (we) will have to live with until a new firmware update fixes it, if new firmware ever becomes available:mad:   

Sony will not provide any newer firmware updates anymore although the current one is broken. The TV set is too old. Sorry frown.gif
username001's Avatar username001 06:19 PM 01-17-2014
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Sony will not provide any newer firmware updates anymore although the current one is broken. The TV set is too old. Sorry frown.gif

well that sucks :(


italystyle's Avatar italystyle 07:38 AM 01-27-2014
SmartAv is correct! Sony Sucks. Newest firmware broke HDMI and they REFUSE to fix it.
mrdjman's Avatar mrdjman 04:05 PM 02-09-2014
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Originally Posted by Kev12345 View Post

Hello everyone. Been away for a while but wanted to post a link which I think you all will find useful.

I have this TV, the KDL-46V5100. It has worked fine for the past 3 years, but I have been running on component cable due to the HDMI sound drop issues. I'm finally getting around to updating the firmware while it is still under warranty (I bought an extended warranty from an online insurer shortly after purchase which expires 11/2014).

The link you may be interested in is a webpage set up by a very nice forum member, whom I forget their name, that has all the old firmwares for most of the KDL- XXV5100 series of various sizes, and also the XXS5100 series, XXVE5 series, and also a 52VL150 and 32XBR9. These firmwares are the unofficial ones that fix the red flash and sound drop out issues, but don't mess up anything else. The PDF on how to properly flash the tv is also there. Here is the link:

https://app.box.com/sonyupdate?sid=GAN_552545356

It has the firmware for the following tv's: 32S5100, 40S5100, 40VE5, 46VE5, 52VE5, 52VL150, 46S5100, 52S5100, 46V5100, 40V5100, 52V5100, 55V5100, 32XBR9

Hope this helps a lot of you. If anyone has further info on who set this up, please post and give them credit.

We have enjoyed this TV. While we have the sound drop issues from the cable box to the TV via HDMI (Time Warner HD Box), we have no sound or other issues with blu-rays using a Sony blu-ray player attached via HDMI.

I think you can roll back the firmware if you're having issues from a 'fix' breaking something(s) else...so this is an awesome resource...
myapocalypse's Avatar myapocalypse 05:21 PM 03-25-2014

I have the sony bravia kdl-52v5100 as everyone else does. For no reason it started turning off right after turning on the other day. A friend came over, he brought his xbox so we hooked it up and as I was switching the inputs from the dvd to the RCA the tv just turned off. We both looked at eachother and laughed for a second, turned it on again and it happened again. The input was stuck on the "PC" input  so we worked really hard to get it off of there via the buttons on the side of the tv before it shut off every time thinking that might be the issue somehow. I have never had a working standby light even though I bought it new from Best Buy a few years back. I have no idea what to do or where to go from here :( please help, it's our only tv and wife want's to finish House of Cards!


myapocalypse's Avatar myapocalypse 03:05 PM 03-28-2014

Hate to bump the thread, but does anyone have any suggestions?


dc9driver's Avatar dc9driver 09:25 AM 03-29-2014
Did you try unplugging all the inputs and the TV from the outlet for several minutes and then restarting the TV with nothing connected except power? Good luck in getting it going again.
myapocalypse's Avatar myapocalypse 11:45 AM 03-30-2014

I tried that this morning after you suggested it but got no change. It has been unplugged all morning though so I'll try again in a bit.


myapocalypse's Avatar myapocalypse 06:35 PM 03-30-2014

Tried it again after a few hours and still nothing :(


myapocalypse's Avatar myapocalypse 10:45 PM 04-06-2014

Any other ideas guys?


Wajo357's Avatar Wajo357 06:30 AM 06-09-2014
I hate to bring up a ghost thread, but lately my TV starts dropping out for a few seconds. The whole thing turns dark - it seems to be rebooting. I only have a DVR box, Chromecast and a WII hooked up. I've never updated the firmware and am too scared to do so after reading the comments. Can anyone help me out?

Thanks!
tylertenny's Avatar tylertenny 08:41 PM 12-29-2014
I know this is an old post but I was also having HDMI drop issues that were much worse with Chromecast plugged in. I unplugged Chromecast and now it works fine. Even having the Chromecast plugged into my Pioneer receiver caused major drop issues. The drop issues only seemed to occur when other inputs were in use because when using Chromecast I didn't lose any video or audio signal. Not sure what to do other than leave Chromecast unplugged until I need to use it. Not the most convenient solution.
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