Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • HT-S200F

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility installs version 1.12 of the Sound Bar Firmware software and provides improved BRAVIA Sync feature connectivity.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • System Software

File Info

File Name

  • 18VK_M.zip

File Version

  • 1.12

File Size

  • 2.87 MB

Release Date

  • 04-09-2018

Before You Start


Before You Start

  • Follow the update instructions carefully.
  • Your Sound Bar needs to be connected to a TV to install the update.
  • You'll need an empty USB storage device with 256MB or more available space, formatted in the FAT32 file system.
  • WARNING!
    • Don't operate, power off, or disconnect the Sound Bar from the AC power outlet until after the update is complete.
    • Failure to follow the instructions, or an interruption in the update process, can cause the Sound Bar to become unresponsive or to require repair.
  • It is not possible to return to the previous software version after performing this update.

Download & Install


Installation Instructions

Determine if you need this update
  1. Turn on the TV and make sure it's tuned to the inputs to which the Sound Bar is connected.
  2. Turn on the Sound Bar.
  3. On the remote control, in order, press the PLAY/PAUSEPLAY/PAUSE, then PLAY MODE, then Down ArrowDown arrow, and then the Up ArrowUp arrow buttons.
    Note: All the LED lights will blink.
  4. On the remote control, press the VOLUME+ button and the LED lights will blink to indicate the firmware version currently installed on the Sound Bar.
    Notes:
    • The version is a 3 digit number in the x.xx format. The TV, BLUETOOTH, and USB LED lights correspond to those 3 digits, with the number of blinks of the TV light representing the first digit, the number of blinks of the BLUETOOTH light representing the second, and the number of blinks of the USB light representing the third.
      Version Number - LED Lights
    • As an example, one blink of the TV light and two blinks of the USB light would indicate version 1.02.
    .
  5. If the current firmware version is 1.12 or higher, the Sound Bar does not need this update.
    Note: To indicate version 1.12, the TV light will blink once, the BLUETOOTH light will blink once, and and the USB light will blink twice.
Download and transfer the Update Files to Your USB Storage Device
  1. Download the 18VK_M.zip file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and verify that the size of the 18VK_M.zip file is 3,004,505 bytes.
    1. Right-click the 18VK_M.zip file, and click Properties.
    2. On the 18VK_M.zip Properties screen, verify that the Size: listed is 2.86 MB (3,004,505 bytes).
      Note: The Size on disk: listed may be different. That is normal.
    3. If the file size is different than the 3,004,505 bytes, please download the 18VK_M.zip file again.
  3. Extract the update file from the 18VK_M.zip file.
    • For Apple® Mac OS X® operating systems: Double-click the 18VK_M.zip file, and a folder called 18VK_M will be created.
    • For Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: Right-click the 18VK_M.zip file, and then click Extract All. A folder called 18VK_M will be created.
    Note: The 18VK_M folder will contain one extracted file: 18VK_M.bin.
  4. Connect a USB storage media device to your computer.
  5. Copy the 18VK_M.bin file onto the USB device:
    • For Mac OS X operating systems: Open the 18VK_M folder and drag and drop the 18VK_M.bin file to the root directory of the USB device.
    • For Windows operating systems: Open the 18VK_M folder, right-click the 18VK_M.bin file, click Send To..., and then click the drive letter representing your USB device (ex: E:\)
    Notes:
    • The root directory is the drive itself. Just move a file directly to the drive and don't specify a folder.
    • The update will not perform if the 18VK_M.bin file is not copied to the root directory of the USB device or if the name of the file is modified.
  6. Remove the USB device from your computer.
  7. Continue to the next section
Perform the Firmware Update

The firmware upgrade process usually takes about 3 minutes. During the update, After update, the Sound Bar will automatically restart. This is normal.

WARNING! Don't press any buttons, except as instructed, and don't remove the USB storage device from the Sound Bar until the update process is complete. Doing so can damage the Sound Bar to the point of requiring repair.

  1. Connect the AC adapter to the Sound Bar.
  2. Turn on the Sound Bar.
  3. Insert the USB storage device (with the latest software) into USB port.
  4. Press the BLUETOOTH and POWER buttons together until the USB LED light is lit.
  5. When the update process starts, the LED lights will blink.
  6. Once the update is complete, the Sound Bar will automatically restart.
  7. Check the current firmware version to confirm that the update has successfully installed.
    • If the current firmware version is 1.12, the firmware update was successful.
    • If the current firmware version isn't 1.12, download and install the update again.
    Note: To indicate version 1.12, the TV light will blink once, the BLUETOOTH light will blink once, and and the USB light will blink twice.