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System Software Update (version 1.148)

What Does This Do?

Sony has designed the BRAVIA® Televisions software update process to be customer friendly. This software update (version 1.148) provides the following benefits:

Benefits over version 1.139:

  • Optimizes picture settings for certain cities in Colombia to provide the best picture possible.

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 1.148:

  • Improves the performance of HDMI connections.

This update is only for televisions sold in Colombia.

Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)

Operating System:

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

How to Check if You Need the Update

Please follow the steps below to check your television's software version to determine if it needs this software update:

  1. On the TV remote control, press the "Menu" button to open the TV Menu.
  2. On the remote control, use the arrows Arrows to select Settings, and then press the Enter button Enter button.
  3. At the Settings menu, use the arrows to highlight Setup, and then press the Enter button.
  4. At the Setup menu, use the arrows to highlight Product Information, and then press the Enter button.
  5. The software version number will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. If your software version is 1.148 or higher, your TV does not need this update.
Important Notes
  • WARNING!! This update is permanent. After performing this update it is not possible to return to or install a previous version of the system software. By downloading and installing this update, you acknowledge that you understand this update cannot be reversed.
  • All settings will be returned to the default settings during the firmware update. It will be necessary to reconfigure any personal settings after performing the update.
  • A USB storage device, such as a Sony Micro Vault or something similar, is required to perform the update. Sony is aware that not all USB storage devices are compatible with our TVs. If the software update does not automatically begin when you connect the USB storage device to the TV, you may need to format your device to the FAT32 file system, or use a different device. View formatting instructions and the list of compatible USB storage devices.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Transfer the Update File to Your USB Storage Device
  1. Download the sony_tvupdate_2010_1148_la_atv.pkg file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference) on your computer.
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and verify that the size of the sony_tvupdate_2010_1148_la_atv.pkg file is 47,565,862 bytes.
    1. Right-click the sony_tvupdate_2010_1148_la_atv.pkg file, and click "Properties".
    2. On the "sony_tvupdate_2010_1148_la_atv.pkg Properties" screen, verify that the "Size:" listed is "45.3 MB (47,565,862 bytes)".
      Note: The "Size on disk:" listed may be different. That is normal.
    3. If the file size is different than the "47,565,862 bytes", please download the sony_tvupdate_2010_1148_la_atv.pkg file again.
  3. Format a compatible USB storage device the FAT32 file system and connect it to your computer.
    Note: View formatting instructions and the list of compatible USB storage devices.
  4. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded, right-click on the sony_tvupdate_2010_1148_la_atv.pkg file and, from the menu, click "Send To...", and then click the drive (EX: Removable Disk (E:)) that represents your USB device. The update file will be copied onto your USB device.
  5. Remove the USB device from your computer.
  6. Please continue to the next section.
Updating the Software

Note: The software update takes approximately ten minutes to complete. During the update process, the screen on your BRAVIA television will be blank. This is normal. Please do not remove the USB storage device until the update is complete.


  1. Turn the TV on.
  2. Insert the USB storage device into the USB port on the back of the TV.
    Note: The USB storage device can only be inserted into the USB port slot one way.

    TV USB Port
  3. Turn your TV off by pressing the POWER button on the TV.
  4. Press the POWER button again. The POWER indicator will be green for 30 seconds, followed by the PIC OFF/TIMER indicator slowly flashing amber, and the STANDBY indicator is red.

    LED Indicator Lights

  5. After several minutes, the TV will turn off and then turn back on to complete the update.
  6. Remove the USB device from the TV.
  7. Delete the update files from the USB device, or reformat the USB device.

    The update process is now complete.

File Download

Date: 11/20/2010
Version: 1.148
Size: 45.36 MB
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