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post #61 of 385
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Originally Posted by halsan40 View Post

My only other guess is that your burner has a problem or the file is corrupted. My FRM file shows a size of 30,011KB. If yours is different, you may want to try to download it again. If you still have a problem, I would be happy to send you my CD.

I know the burn drive is okay because I use it for music CDs all the time. I have no idea about the CD-Writer software. The extracted file size is initially correct. I've downloaded and extracted it several times, and there is no problem there. It's the burn that corrupts and/or aborts.

Thanks for the feedback and offer of sending your CD, but someone here is already sending me one.
post #62 of 385
Burned Firmware V1.5 to a CD-R disc and it took 7 minutes to burn & to update my Panasonic DMP-BD55 with no problems.

Paul[/quote]

Can you inform me what the settings are. I also own a Sony BDP 300, there I need to burn an image file.
Is that also the case for the BD55 FRM file
post #63 of 385
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Originally Posted by Turnaround View Post

Anyone figured out what improvements ("Playability and Stability") this firmware update offers?

I haven't updated yet because I have no issues other than slow load times. If someone tells me the upgrade improves this, or any other practical issues, I'll do it.

Don't fix what ain't broke.
post #64 of 385
I upgrade as soon as I find out one is available.
post #65 of 385
When you update your firmware, does the player reset all your settings to the factory defaults?
post #66 of 385
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Originally Posted by Big Bri View Post

When you update your firmware, does the player reset all your settings to the factory defaults?

no
post #67 of 385
I know I'm digging up an old thread, but I've been trying to download this file for the last 45 mins. Running Windows XP-saving the exe to the desktop, then during install I'm getting a File Error box interrupting the installing.

Ive tried unsuccessfully several times now, looking for any feedback. With no online support through the panny website I'm stuck for now.

Don't have a ethernet cable long enough at my disposal and was hoping to avoid that. Thanks.
post #68 of 385
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Originally Posted by stb3371 View Post

I know I'm digging up an old thread, but I've been trying to download this file for the last 45 mins. Running Windows XP-saving the exe to the desktop, then during install I'm getting a File Error box interrupting the installing.

Ive tried unsuccessfully several times now, looking for any feedback. With no online support through the panny website I'm stuck for now.

Don't have a ethernet cable long enough at my disposal and was hoping to avoid that. Thanks.

You didn't mention that you "un-zipped" the exe file on the desktop before you burned the ISO file to a disk. That would give a file error.

Paul
post #69 of 385
The unzipped file is not an ISO file but .FRM. I did not burn the disc as an image just copied it to the disc and I had no problems updating.
post #70 of 385
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Originally Posted by Paul H View Post

You didn't mention that you "un-zipped" the exe file on the desktop before you burned the ISO file to a disk. That would give a file error.

Paul

Paul-Per the panny instructions I double clicked on the exe file once it was saved on my desktop, which then prompts me to run an install. I was under the impression that was the unzip step.
post #71 of 385
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Originally Posted by iolmaster View Post

The unzipped file is not an ISO file but .FRM. I did not burn the disc as an image just copied it to the disc and I had no problems updating.

Your right.

The un-zipped file name is "PANA_DVD.FRM"

Having four different players and each one having a different firmware update, I'm getting them mixed up. Sorry.

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Originally Posted by stb3371 View Post

Paul-Per the panny instructions I double clicked on the exe file once it was saved on my desktop, which then prompts me to run an install. I was under the impression that was the unzip step.

I downloaded, unzipped the file and burned it on a CD-R on a MAC so maybe someone else can verify the PC step.

Paul
post #72 of 385
Works on the windows side - I did exactly what was documented by Panasonic:

- downloaded file
- ran file (self-extracting archive)
- copied disk to CD-R drive
- clicked on Tray bubble pop-up
- burned disk
- used disk to upgrade

All done using Windows XP software (e.g. no Nero, etc).
post #73 of 385
Bought my bd35 player for $150 yesterday and set it up this morning. Burned a firmware disk and it updated from 1.2 to 1.5 in about 5 minutes or so.

still don't have any BD movies yet but maybe I'll pick up something on the way home since Best Buy is a couple blocks away.

Used the XP software like the poster above. Piece of cake, even easier than burning a ISO file for my HD DVD players.
post #74 of 385
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Originally Posted by lajaro View Post

Works on the windows side - I did exactly what was documented by Panasonic:

- downloaded file
- ran file (self-extracting archive)
- copied disk to CD-R drive
- clicked on Tray bubble pop-up
- burned disk
- used disk to upgrade

All done using Windows XP software (e.g. no Nero, etc).

You make it sound so simple
I did the exact same thing, but could not get the burn to complete properly....it always aborted while burning. I though I got one good burn, but after loading it, I ended up corrupting my BD55 to the point of having to return it. Perhaps I have some option/setting that needs to be changed, but I burn music CDs all the time without incident. Very scary.....
post #75 of 385
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Originally Posted by mds54 View Post

You make it sound so simple
I did the exact same thing, but could not get the burn to complete properly....it always aborted while burning. I though I got one good burn, but after loading it, I ended up corrupting my BD55 to the point of having to return it. Perhaps I have some option/setting that needs to be changed, but I burn music CDs all the time without incident. Very scary.....

When I tried to burn the firmware using my older laptop - "Sony Vaio" with Windows-XP Professional, I wasted three CD-R's because it aborted the burning. That's when I turned to my MAC (even though it wasn't recomended) and it downloaded the firmware, unzipped it and burned it to a CD-R the first time. The BD55 installed it successfully in a few minutes.

I don't know, maybe older &/or less powerful PC's have problems with this?

Paul
post #76 of 385
Thanks for the link. Just upgraded from 1.1 to 1.5 for the BD35.

Just followed the directions on the Panasonic site with no real issues. Used the XP writing program but when I clicked on "Write These Files to CD" nothing happened, so I opened/closed the drive and it notified me I had files waiting and then it went through.
post #77 of 385
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Originally Posted by Paul H View Post

When I tried to burn the firmware using my older laptop - "Sony Vaio" with Windows-XP Professional, I wasted three CD-R's because it aborted the burning. That's when I turned to my MAC (even though it wasn't recomended) and it downloaded the firmware, unzipped it and burned it to a CD-R the first time. The BD55 installed it successfully in a few minutes.

I don't know, maybe older &/or less powerful PC's have problems with this?

Paul

I don't think so.
My PC is a relatively new high-end Dell.
post #78 of 385
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Originally Posted by Paul H View Post

I downloaded, unzipped the file and burned it on a CD-R on a MAC so maybe someone else can verify the PC step.

How did you do that? I downloaded it and tried to unzip it from the command line in Terminal but no go. Do I need to install Windows? I've got a new Intel-based Mac but haven't gotten around to putting Windows on it because I don't have any software yet that needs it.
post #79 of 385
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Originally Posted by jtbell View Post

How did you do that? I downloaded it and tried to unzip it from the command line in Terminal but no go. Do I need to install Windows? I've got a new Intel-based Mac but haven't gotten around to putting Windows on it because I don't have any software yet that needs it.

Sorry jtbell, I'm so used to the Mac I didn't think about the virtual PC software I have installed where I just drag & drop files and use both Windows & Mac OS on the same system.
You would need some form of Windows to use the self extracting feature of the download. Once it is extracted, the Mac can do the rest.

I have an older "Dual 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4" Mac that I run Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac 7.0.2 software on. I downloaded the Panasonic BD55 firmware on the Mac, (the size is 26.7 MB that is named "UPDATE_BD55PP_V15.exe"). I drag & drop it on the Virtual PC screen to unzip it and drag & drop that file, (now 29.3 MB and named "PANA_DVD.FRM") back on the Mac side to burn it on the CD-R.

If you have access to a windows PC, a memory stick can be used to tranfer the extracted file to the Mac.

Paul
post #80 of 385
OK, I'll either find someone at work to unzip it for me on his PC, or use it as an excuse to install Windows on my Mac Pro over Thanksgiving break.
post #81 of 385
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Originally Posted by stb3371 View Post

...Don't have a ethernet cable long enough at my disposal and was hoping to avoid that.

It seems an awful lot of people are jumping through hoops to avoid running an ethernet cable, even if it's only temporary to do the firmware update. The update is (well, was for me) painless via ethernet. I plugged it into my router, took the automatic network settings, and it worked first time (no DNS issues, ports to forward, etc.).
post #82 of 385
I just hooked up my BD35 yesterday and the first thing I did was update my firmware via the ethernet connection, it worked flawlessly.

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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Maybe this firmware will fix my BDlive problems.

What problems are you having with BD-Live? See my problems with BD-Live that I posted in the owner's thread at this link, are yours the same?
post #83 of 385
Did you get in on that Sears web special as well ? I dont know if they screwed up over the weekend but I got one as well for $150. Printed it out from their sight sunday night and my wife went monday and they price matched it.
post #84 of 385
Sounds like no one can notice any improvements from this v 1.5 update. Is there any reason to update from 1.2 if I haven't had any problems so far? Otherise I'll wait for an update that actually does add features or improve performance.

I don't have a wireless bridge adaptor to get my BD55 online and it's a bit of a hassle to move my router.
post #85 of 385
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Originally Posted by mark754 View Post

Sounds like no one can notice any improvements from this v 1.5 update. Is there any reason to update from 1.2 if I haven't had any problems so far? Otherise I'll wait for an update that actually does add features or improve performance.

I don't have a wireless bridge adaptor to get my BD55 online and it's a bit of a hassle to move my router.

I doubt that Panasonic would be patching their newest release in one week unless a problem existed. The fact that no one is able to detect a new bell and whistle or see a visible change does not mean nothing was done; but it might mean that a host of bad PR was avoided.
post #86 of 385
I have a wireless router in a different room of the house. Is there a wireless receiver that will accept the wireless signal from my main router that I can plug in an ethernet cable from the BD55 into?
My computers I am running with a USB wireless internet receivers.
post #87 of 385
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Originally Posted by Alan Winslow View Post

I have a wireless router in a different room of the house. Is there a wireless receiver that will accept the wireless signal from my main router that I can plug in an ethernet cable from the BD55 into?

What you'd need is either a pair of wireless routers in a WDS bridge configuration (dunno if your existing unit does WDS), or a wireless gaming adapter, something like this. That will allow you to either connect a crossover cable between this device and the BD player, or have a switch in between and connect multiple devices.
post #88 of 385
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Originally Posted by demonfoo View Post

What you'd need is either a pair of wireless routers in a WDS bridge configuration (dunno if your existing unit does WDS), or a wireless gaming adapter, something like this. That will allow you to either connect a crossover cable between this device and the BD player, or have a switch in between and connect multiple devices.

You can also use a wireless router that has DD-WRT firmware installed as some of us have mentioned in the thread for the 35/55 players. A router with this firmware can be set to client (wireless) bridge mode, allowing not only the player but other items such as a PS3 to use it to connect to your wireless network.
post #89 of 385
Thanks demonfoo and Rolls-Royce for the help.
post #90 of 385
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Originally Posted by jtbell View Post

OK, I'll either find someone at work to unzip it for me on his PC, or use it as an excuse to install Windows on my Mac Pro over Thanksgiving break.

I ended up doing it over the network this morning. I disconnected my DSL modem from the wireless router near my desk in the bedroom and connected it to the phone jack in the living room, then ran an Ethernet cable to the BD35. No configuration was necessary, and the whole process took about a half hour, including moving the modem back and forth and fixing up the connections before and after.

Maybe sometime I'll put a wireless bridge in the living room so I can use BD-Live.
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