The continued evolution of Blu-ray player means the rise of incompatibility of new Blu-ray discs. Also, the constant DRM tweaking/updating of movie studios have raised the possibility that your Blu-ray player can’t correctly play the latest movies. If you buy the latest movies and your Blu-ray player can’t play them, there is good chance that you will need to update the firmware.
Firmware is type of computer program that is written for specific hardware such as computer or computer components. It controls the very basic parameters for hardware and thus can not be easily accessed by users. Manufactures can update Blu-ray players to play the latest movies and contents.
If you have Blu-ray player with the profile 2.0, you will most likely be able to update the firmware via simple internet download. This is because the profile 2.0 requires internet connection for BD-Live contents. However, if you own one of the older players with previous profiles then you will likely need to burn a CD or DVD to patch the firmware.
To update to latest firmware follow these easy steps:
1. Check the current firmware version.
2. Check the manufacturer’s website for any new updates.
3. Download and follow instruction provided by the manufacturer.
4. Burn and install the firmware following the manufacturer’s instruction.
You shouldn’t have to update the firmware too often. However, we recommend checking for new update every 3 months or so to insure proper playback. Check our firmware update section for the latest firmware updates.