Originally Posted by ChrisC47 Ladies and Gentlemen -
We have not heard of any way to obtain or apply a firmware update.
Note: You MUST use a miniSD or SD card depending on the model.
(See back of the TV for a non-descript port that's covered by a plastic cap.)
I have both the firmware and the instructions upon request or you can look for D42UA123.zip or D42UA123.sdc (the binary file) online.
I was emailed the March 2008 ('C' version) of the firmware for free from a Sharp ASC, so I don't suppose it's that impossible to get it, depending on the attitude of the person providing it - in this case a manager who supports the idea that all firmware updates should be provided to customers upon request - my kinda guy.
The information for my current (non-updated) firmware is as follows:
Main Ver 1.20 (U 2007/05/24 1 A) <-- this is apparently the 'A' version
Monitor Ver 1.07
Boot Ver CFE-D42U 1.00 <-- note the D42U on a D43U set
Vmouse Ver --
EQ Data Checksum -- ROM
Hotelmode -- Off
POD - 000
I can't say this enough...
I VERY STRONGLY recommend plugging the TV into a UPS before attempting the flash. If the flash goes bad because of a power outage, well...you know the rest. It probably means having to bring it to an ASC and paying them. Better to spend the money now on a UPS than someone to do work you can do yourself.