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BDV-E280/E380/E880/E980W/E985W Firmware Upgrade Version M07.R.0600

Article ID:494662(modified 13 Apr 2012)

Applicable Models

BDV-E280, BDV-E380, BDV-E880, BDV-E980W, BDV-E985W

What does this download do?

This utility is only for use with the products identified and sold in Asia Pacific. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This utility upgrades the firmware to version M07.R.0600 and provides the following benefits:

  • BRAVIA Internet Video connectivity improvement.

Additional improvements over original firmware:

  • Improves BRAVIA® Internet Video playability.
  • Adds support for viewing 3D panoramic photos taken with the 3D Sweep Panorama™ function available on some Sony® cameras.
  • Adds support for the Web Search function using the Gracenote™ Entertainment database (except BDV-E280).
  • Adds support for the SendToMyTV function.
  • Improves VUDU (BRAVIA® Internet Video) connectivity.
  • Supports 1080/60p, 50p video playback mode of Cyber-shot and Handycam video.
  • Improves BD-ROM playability.
  • Adds support of Media Remote App to control Party Streaming.
    Note: Application is coming soon.
  • Improvement of BIVL Streaming.
  • Adds support for playback of AVCHD ver 2.0 (AVCHD 3D/Progressive).
  • Adds support for playback of BDAV which is recorded in 3D/Progressive in BD-R/BD-RE.

Recommended Operating System for the computer to create an upgrade disc:

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Basic
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® Ultimate
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Basic 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® Ultimate 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows ® 7 Home Premium 32-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows ® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows ® 7 Professional 32-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows ® 7 Professional 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows ® 7 Ultimate 32-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows ® 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Check the Current Firmware Version 

  1. Power on the television and make sure it is tuned to the inputs to which the Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System is connected.
  2. Power on the Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System.
  3. Press the FUNCTION button repeatedly until BD/DVD function appears in the front panel display.
  4. If the system starts to play a disc, press the STOP button and wait until the xross media bar™ menu is displayed on the television before proceeding.
  5. Use the arrow keys on the remote control to select Setup – System Settings, and then press the ENTER button.
  6. Use the arrow keys to select System Information, and then press the ENTER button.
  7. The firmware version currently installed on the Blu-ray Disc /DVD Home Theatre System will be listed on the television screen.



    If the last four digits of the version number are 0600 or higher, it is not necessary to install this firmware upgrade.

How To Get the Firmware upgrade

There are two ways to obtain the Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System firmware upgrade:

Network upgrade: 

  • The Network upgrade operation is straightforward, so it is highly recommended that you use the Network upgrade method.
  • You will need to connect the Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System to your Internet source using an Ethernet cable.
  • Please see the Network upgrade Instructions section, for more information.

Create an upgrade Disc:

  • If you cannot connect the Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System to your Internet source, please use the disc upgrade method.
  • Please see the Download the Firmware and Create an upgrade Disc section, for more information.

Network Upgrade Instructions

The Network upgrade operation is straightforward, so it is highly recommended that you use the Network upgrade method to upgrade the Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System firmware.

Important Notes

  • If you have not done so already, please check the current firmware version to determine if this firmware upgrade is needed for your Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System.
  • WARNING!! Please follow the upgrade instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may interrupt the upgrade process and may cause the Blu-ray Disc /DVD Home Theatre System to be unresponsive or to require repair.
  • WARNING!! Do not power off the Blu-ray Disc /DVD Home Theatre System or disconnect it from the AC power outlet. Loss of power during the installation of the firmware upgrade may cause the Blu-ray Disc /DVD Home Theatre System to be unresponsive or to require repair.
  • In order to use this upgrade method it is necessary to have the system correctly connected to an active Internet connection.
    Note: If you cannot connect the system to your Internet source, please see the How To Get the Firmware upgrade section above for information about firmware upgrade disc options.
  • In order to perform the firmware upgrade, it is necessary to have the system correctly connected to a compatible television.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Firmware upgrade Instructions
WARNING!! Please follow the upgrade instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may interrupt the upgrade process and may cause the Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System to be unresponsive or to require repair.

Note: The firmware upgrade process usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on system configuration and network connection.

  1. Power on the television and make sure it is tuned to the inputs to which the Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System is connected.
  2. Connect the LAN(100) terminal on the system to your Internet source using an Ethernet cable.
  3. Power on the Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System.
  4. If there is a disc in the system, please remove the disc.
  5. Press the FUNCTION button repeatedly until BD/DVD function appears in the front panel display.
    IMPORTANT: The upgrade cannot be performed unless the system is set to BD/DVD function.
  6. At the xross media bar™ menu, use the arrow keys on the remote control to select Setup – System Settings, and then press the ENTER button.
  7. Use the arrow keys to select Quick Start Mode and make sure that the Quick Start Mode is set to Off.
    Note: If the Quick Start Mode is set to On, change the setting to Off. Otherwise, the firmware upgrade may not succeed.
  8. Use the arrow keys on the remote control to select Setup - Network upgrade and then press the ENTER button.
  9. The message Perform version upgrade? is displayed on the television.
  10. Select OK and then press the ENTER button.
  11. The download process starts and the download screen is displayed on the television.
  12. During the download the message indicating the progress as */9 is displayed on the television.
    Note: The * changes to 0 through 9, indicating the download progress.
  13. After the download is complete, the upgrade starts and UPDATING appears on the front panel display.
  14. While the upgrade is installed, the message UPDATING is displayed on the front display.
  15. The firmware upgrade is complete when COMPLETE appears on the front panel display.
    WARNING!! Do not operate or power off the system until this message is displayed. Doing so may cause the Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre system to be unresponsive or to require repair. 
  16. The Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System will automatically power off.
  17. Power on the Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System.
  18. Check the current firmware version to confirm that the upgrade has successfully installed.
    Note: If the last four digits of the version number are 0600, the firmware upgrade was successful.
    If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Sony.

Network Firmware upgrade FAQ

  1. "Update" and "ERROR" are displayed alternately on the front panel display. 
    Please perform the following procedure:
    1. Disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (mains), then reconnect after several minutes.
    2. Power on the Blu-ray Disc /DVD Home Theatre System.
    3. Follow the Network upgrade Instructions again.
    If the issue persists after performing the upgrade again, please contact Sony.

  2. When running network upgrade, the television displays the message, "Connection status cannot be confirmed" and you cannot perform the firmware upgrade. 
    There may be a problem with the network connection. Verify that the network connection and settings are correct.
    1. Check the Ethernet cable to make sure it is securely connected to the LAN(100) terminal on the unit and to the Internet source.
    2. Check the Blu-ray Disc /DVD Home Theatre System network settings and confirm that the system has its own IP address.
    Note: If you use a proxy server, enter the IP address of the proxy server you use, instead of the proxy host name, in the Proxy Server input field.
    3. Follow the Network upgrade Instructions again.

  3. The power was shut down during the upgrade process.
    Power on the Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System, and then follow the Network upgrade Instructions again.

  4. The network upgrade process has two parts, first the download and then the upgrade. If, after the download part is finished, the firmware upgrade process is still not finished after running after more than 30 minutes. 
    Please perform the following procedure:
    1. Disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (mains), then reconnect after several minutes.
    2. Turn on the power of the Blu-ray Disc/DVD Home Theatre System.
    3. Please execute network upgrade procedure again.
    If the symptom does not improve after re-upgrade, please contact Sony. 

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