Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4
Link still dead.
Improvements over firmware version M04.R.708:
•Resolves an uncommon issue where the xross media bar™ language may switch to English after the Blu-ray Disc player starts up.
•Improves BD-ROM playability.
Benefits provided by previous upgrades and included in version M04.R.735:
•Improves HDMI™ connectivity
•Improves compatibility to enhance interactivity with some BD-ROMs.
•Adds support for 3D content
•Adds support for DLNA® content
•Improves router connectivity
•Resolves an issue where video streamed over the Internet may be displayed at SD (Standard Definition) instead of HD (High Definition) even when using a high speed Internet connection (10 Mbps or more) and watching video that is provided in HD.
•Enhanced Gracenote® Entertainment database browser features:
Adds new features such Related Information Browse and Contents Search to improve your Blu-ray Disc™ movie database.
•Enhanced photo slideshow:
Adds new visual effects and music to add to your photos when they are displayed on a TV.
Adds compatibility with DTS® Neo:6® to convert the audio into 5.1 or 6.1 channel format.
I purchased the S570 on Black Friday and now after some problems started to appear I attempted to upgrade the firmware.
1. If I try to upgrade via the Wi-Fi, the process gets to about step 4/9 at which point it terminates with a message to the effect that the server disconnected. This was attempted several times with same result in the same place.
2. If I try to create a CD with the latest firmware, I get an XML error when I finally click on "Accept Terms" in the download process.
So, how am I to upgrade?
The problem that prompted me to attempt to upgrade firmware was that the HDTV linked via an HDMI cable often shows static multi-colored lines whenever the S570 is in the Home settings mode. No display noise appears when playing a disk. Any other explanations possible?
Also, the player makes loud clanking noises when first powered on .. is that normal?
After contacting tech support, I got the following response:
Thank you for contacting Sony Support.
I'm sorry that the Firmware of the Blu-ray Player cannot be updated. Based on the information you've provided, I suggest that you request the Firmware disc from Sony and then attempt to update the Firmware of the unit by using that Firmware update disc. Please refer to bullet 2 under the heading "Important Notes" in the below provided link for the information to order the disc. Sony will provide you a free of cost Firmware update disc.http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu...&SMB=YES#dwnld
NOTE: The shipping and receiving time for an available Firmware disc is approximately 7-10 days via U.S. mail.
Thank you for your time.
The Sony Email Response Team