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Enable the BD-Live™ Function of the BD/DVD Home Theatre System

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To enable the BD-Live function of your BD/DVD Home Theatre system it is necessary to update the firmware to version 006 or higher.

  • BD-Live allows you to enjoy additional content and services while playing a BD-Live capable disc.
  • For optimal performance, we recommend that you use a Broadband Internet connection to access BD-Live content and services.
  • BD-Live content and services require external USB flash memory (sold separately) for local storage.

Check the Current Firmware Version

  1. Power on the television and make sure it is tuned to the inputs to which the BD/DVD Home Theatre system is connected.
  2. Power on the BD/DVD Home Theatre system.
  3. If the system starts to play a disc, press the STOP button and wait until the Sony® Blu-ray Disc™ screen is displayed on the television before proceeding to the next step.
  4. At the xross media bar™ (XMB™ menu), use the arrow buttons on the remote control to select Setup - System Settings, and then press the ENTER button.
  5. Use the arrow buttons to select System Information, and then press the ENTER button.
  6. The firmware version currently installed on the BD/DVD Home Theatre system will be listed on the television screen.

    Firmware Version
    If the last three digits of the version number are 006 or higher, the BD-Live function of your BD/DVD Home Theatre system is already enabled.

How to Get the Firmware Update

There are two ways to obtain the Blu-ray Disc player firmware update:

Network Update:

  • The Network Update operation is straightforward, so it is highly recommended that you use the Network Update method.
  • You will need to connect the BD/DVD Home Theatre system to your Internet source using an Ethernet cable.
  • Please see the firmware update page, for more information.

Create an Update Disc:

  • If you cannot connect the BD/DVD Home Theatre system to your Internet source, please use the disc update method.
  • Please visit the firmware update page, for more information.
  • A drive with CD disc burning capability, and a new blank CD-R disc are required to create the update disc.