Originally Posted by oiler45
That worked - I can't believe Sony expects everyone to know how to do all that ...
expect you to know how to burn an image file (assuming that's what you mean). They offer CD-ROM disks for free for the FW update - register and they'll mail them out to you.
The usage of the FW downloads implies you should know what to do, if not then register for the mailed disk.
ISO files that create the disk image properly are the best way to assure the firmware gets loaded properly.