Firmware Update

What Does This Do?
This utility updates the firmware to version 1.020 and provides the following benefits:
  • Provides support for the Rhapsody® music service security certificate server update
  • Provides support for the SHOUTcast® Internet radio interface update
Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)
Model:
STR-DA3600ES
Operating System:

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

Table of Contents 
Important Notes 
  • WARNING!! Do not power off the receiver or disconnect the network cable during the firmware update process. Doing so may cause may cause a malfunction.
  • IMPORTANT: Turn the master volume down to () before performing this update.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.
Required Equipment 
  • A compatible computer with an active Internet connection.
  • Network LAN cable to connect the receiver to the network.
  • Supplied CD with Setup Manager software.
    Note: If you do not have the Setup Manager CD, you can download the Setup Manager application  to your computer. Please refer to the Setup Manager installation procedures below for additional details.
  • Supplied remote commander.
  • TV connected to the receiver.
Setup Manager System Requirements 
  • Computer: PC running Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista® or Windows 7 operating system
    Notes:
    • Please ensure that the latest operating system service pack is installed. (SP1 for Windows Vista operating system or SP3 for Windows XP operating system.)
    • 64-bit versions of Windows XP operating system are not supported
  • CPU: Intel® Celeron® or Pentium III processor or higher
  • Clock Speed: 1.0 GHz or higher
  • Memory (RAM) (for Windows XP): 512 MB or more
  • Display: 1024 X 768 High Color (65536 colors) or higher resolution
  • Hard Disk (HDD): 20 MB or more free disk space
  • Network: 100 Base-TX or higher
Note: Sony does not guarantee trouble-free operation on all computers that satisfy the system requirements.
Setup Manager Installation 
  • The Setup Manager software is required to perform the firmware update. Follow the steps below to install the Setup Manager software on your computer:
    Note: It is not necessary to install the Setup Manager software if you have previously install this utility.
    1. Power on your computer and login as administrator or with an account with administrator rights.
    2. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
    3. Insert the the supplied Setup Manager CD into your CD-ROM drive.
    4. The installation launcher automatically starts and displays the Software Setup screen.
      Notes:
      • If the installation launcher does not start, navigate to the CD-ROM files and double-click the "SetupLauncher.exe" file.
      • If you do not have the Setup Manager CD, download the Setup Manager application  to your computer, open the downloaded folder, and then double-click the "SetupLauncher.exe" file.
    5. At the "Welcome to the Software Setup" screen, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I accept the terms of the license agreement", and then click "Next".
    6. At the "Software Setup" screen, under "Software" click the Setup Manager icon.

      Setup Manager icon selection.
    7. At the "Software Setup" screen, under "Setup Manager" click "Install".
    8. At the "Welcome to the Setup Manager Installer" screen, click "Next".
    9. At the "Select Type" screen, select "Custom", and then click "Next".
    10. At the "Choose a Destination Folder" screen, click "Next".
    11. At the "Add a desktop shortcut" screen, select "Add a shortcut to the desktop", and then click "Next".
    12. At the "Install the program" screen, click "Install".
    13. At the "Setup Manager was successfully installed" screen, click "Finish".
    14. The Setup Manager software is installed and the Setup Manager icon is placed on your desktop.

Firmware Download and Installation Instructions 
  1. WARNING!! Do not power off the receiver or disconnect the network cable during the firmware update process. Doing so may cause may cause a malfunction.
  2. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  3. Download the A36U_1020.zip file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  4. Connect the receiver to your network using a network LAN cable.
  5. Ensure the receiver is connected to the TV.
  6. Power on the receiver and wait 30-50 seconds for the U-com communication.
  7. On the remote commander, press the "GUI MODE" button to show "GUI MODE ON" in the display window.
  8. Ensure the TV is powered on. The menu is displayed on the TV screen.

    Note: If your receiver has already been configured to connect with your home network, please skip to step 13.
  9. On the remote commander, use the up/down arrow () buttons to select Settings, Network, Network Setup.

    Network Setup selection
  10. At the "Network Setup" menu, select Internet Setup.

    Internet Setup selection
  11. At the "Internet Setup" screen, select Connect Automatically(DHCP).

    Network Settings DHCP selection
    The message "Connecting... Please wait." may appear.
  12. When the receiver has successfully connected to the network, select "Finish" and press the enter () button.
  13. On the remote commander, press the "GUI MODE" button to display "GUI MODE OFF" in the display window of the receiver.
  14. On the remote commander, press the "MENU" button, then press the up/down arrow () buttons to select "System Settings", and then press the enter () button.
  15. Use the up/down arrow () buttons to select "UPDATE(PC)", and then press the () button.
  16. Use the up/down arrow () buttons to select "PERMIT".
    • IMPORTANT: Do not power off the receiver or disconnect the network cable during the firmware update process. Doing so may cause may cause a malfunction.
    • It may take 30 minutes to complete the update.
  17. On the computer, double-click the Setup Manager icon.
  18. At the "Setup Manager - Select AV Receiver" screen, double-click the icon for your receiver.
  19. At the "Setup Manager" screen, move the scroll bar on the left to select "System".
  20. At the "System Settings" screen, to the right of "File Path", click "Browse" to locate the A36U_1020.zip file.
  21. Click "Start Update".
  22. At the "Start Update" screen, click "Yes" to start the update process. This update takes 15-30 minutes to complete.
    Note: The MULTI CHANNEL DECODING lamp on the front panel of the receiver flashes while the update is in progress. The flashing will disappear after the update is complete.
  23. After the update completes, click "Exit".
  24. Power off the receiver and disconnect from the computer.

The firmware software update is complete.

How to Check the Software Version 
  1. On the remote commander, press the "GUI MODE" button to display "GUI MODE OFF" in the display window of the receiver.
  2. On the remote commander, press the "MENU" button, then press the up/down arrow () buttons to select "System Settings", and then press the enter () button.
  3. Use the up/down arrow () buttons to select "VERSION x.xxx". This will display the current version information for the receiver.
Download
A36U_1020.zip  (17.55 MB)

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A36U_1020.zip
Date: 7/12/2011
Version: 1.020
Size: 17.55 MB
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