Enable the BD-Live™ Function of the BDP-S350

Posted: 10/09/2008


To enable the BD-Live function of your BDP-S350 Blu-ray Disc it is necessary to update the firmware to version 010 or higher.

Notes:

  • 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 Blu-ray Disc™ player is connected.
  2. Power on the Blu-ray Disc player.
  3. If the player starts to play a disc, press the "STOP" button and wait until the xross media bar™ menu is displayed on the television before proceeding.
  4. Use the arrow keys on the remote control to select "Setup" "System Settings", and then press the ENTER button.
  5. Use the arrow keys to select "System Information", and then press the ENTER button.
  6. The firmware version currently installed on the Blu-ray Disc player will be listed on the television screen.
    Firmware Version
    If the last three digits of the version number are 010 or higher, your Blu-ray Disc player has already been updated to a firmware version that supports BD-Live functions.

How to Get the Firmware Update

There are three 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 to update the Blu-ray Disc player firmware. You will need to connect the Blu-ray Disc player to your Internet source using an Ethernet cable. For additional instructions please visit the BDP-S350 Firmware Update page.

Create an Update Disc

If you cannot connect the Blu-ray Disc player to your Internet source, or if you prefer to download the firmware update yourself, please visit the BDP-S350 Firmware Update page.

Notes:

  • A computer equipped with a CD burner is required.
  • A brand new CD-R disc is required
  • A CD-R disc is highly recommended. Do not use a CD-RW disc.

Request an Update Disc

If you cannot create a CD on your computer, or if you require assistance, please contact Sony Canada customer support at 877-899-SONY (877-899-7669).