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Download BD-Live with firmware update

Posted at 26 September 2008 17:09 CEST by Timmie

Sony has just launched their promised firmware update for the BDP-S350. During the summer the company promised to launch the download and now the Japanese giant keeps its word.

Available right now the Blu-ray player adds BD-Live and better BD-Java compatibility, meaning that the Sony BDP-S350 actually becomes a Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player.

If this is the start of a new era, meaning that maybe other players will also get an update, can’t be said. Based on Rick Clancy’s statement, VP at Sony, you could expect the update to fully roll out. Clancy stated that he thinks Blu-ray will play a major roll in the networked era. If that is the company’s goal it means they will need every Blu-ray player to be equipped with BD-Live, right?

The BDP-S350 update can be downloaded right now and according to EngadgetHD.com it will take some time due to Sony’s slow servers (14.4k modem).

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Witchdoctor6969
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Posted on: 26 Sep 08 18:10
    Maybe sony should invest 10 to 12 bucks CDN and buy a faster modem
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    Posted on: 29 Sep 08 06:15
      Did you guys even verify the download speed?

      I'm downloading it right now, the file is "UPDATE_BDPS350_VER007.EXE" , 50.91MB and the speed is 380KB/sec or almost 3mbps on my 5/2 mbps line.
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      Posted on: 30 Sep 08 00:16
        @blue

        You are downloading a older firmware ver.

        You want Ver - 010

        Sony Uk site right now is the only one that has the new firmware available to download at the moment.

        UPDATE_BDPS350_VER010.EXE ( approximately 56.2 Mb )

        http://support.sony-europe.com/hav/d...0&f=FW_BDPS350

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        Posted on: 30 Sep 08 00:22
          Opps

          http://support.sony-europe.com/hav/downloads/firmware/firmware.aspx?site=odw_en_GB&m=BDP-S350&f=FW_BDPS350
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          Posted on: 15 Feb 09 15:40
            and what does it update ?

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