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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • SMP-N100

About this download

Note: This utility is only for use with the products identified and sold in Australia. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This utility upgrades the SMP-N100 firmware to version 084 and provides the following benefits:

  • Corresponding BIV of YouTube
  • Supports 1080/50p video playback mode of Cyber-shot and Handycam video
  • Improvement of DivX external subtitle issue
  • HDMI connectivity improvement

Benefits provided by previous upgrades and included in version M05.R.084:

  • Adds support for the Party Streaming™ feature
  • Adds support for the Renderer feature
  • Improves HDMI connectivity

Check the Current Firmware Version

  1. Power on the television and make sure it is tuned to the inputs to which the Network Media player is connected.

  2. Power on the Network media player.

  3. 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 Network Media player will be listed on the television screen.


    If the last three digits of the version number are 084 or higher, it is not necessary to install this firmware upgrade.

Before getting started:
There is only one way to perform the SMP-N100 Firmware upgrade:

Network Upgrade:
You will need to connect the Network Media player to your Internet source using an Ethernet cable.
Please see the Network Upgrade Instructions section below, for more information.

Network Upgrade procedure

Important:

  • WARNING!! Please follow the upgrade instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may interrupt the upgrade process and may cause the Network Media player to be unresponsive or to require repair.

  • WARNING!! Do not power off the Network Media player or disconnect it from the AC power outlet. Loss of power during the installation of the firmware upgrade may cause the Network Media player to be unresponsive or to require repair.

  • In order to use this upgrade method it is necessary to have the player correctly connected to an active Internet connection.

  • In order to perform the firmware upgrade, it is necessary to have the player correctly connected to a compatible television.

The firmware update process usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on system configuration and network connection.

  1. Power on the television and make sure it is tuned to the inputs to which the Network Media player is connected.

  2. Connect the LAN(100) terminal on the Network media player to your Internet source using an Ethernet cable.

  3. Power on the Network Media player.

  4. At the xrossmediabar (XMB) , use the arrow keys on the remote control to select "Setup" - "Network Update" and then press the ENTER button.

  5. "Perform version upgrade?" message is displayed.

  6. Select "OK" and then press the ENTER button.

  7. Download process starts and download screen is displayed.

  8. During the download the message "DL */9" ("*" changes from "0" to "9," indicating progress) is displayed on TV screen.

  9. After download process, the upgrade starts and "VUP" appears on the TV screen.

  10. While the upgrade is installed the message "VUP */9" is displayed on the TV screen.
    Note: The "*" changes to "0" through "9," indicating the upgrade progress.

  11. The Network Media player will automatically power off.

  12. Power on the network Media player.

  13. Check the current firmware version to confirm that the upgrade has successfully installed.
    Note: If the last three digits of the version number are 084, the firmware upgrade was successful.

Possible Issues related to the Network Upgrade

  1. When running network upgrade, the television shows "Connection status cannot be confirmed" and you cannot perform the firmware upgrade.
    There may be a problem with the network connection. Verify that the network connection and settings are correct.
    1. Check the Ethernet cable to make sure it is securely connected to the "LAN(100)" terminal on the player and to the Internet source.
    2. Check the Network Media player network settings and confirm that the player has its own IP address.
    Note: If you use a proxy server, enter the IP address of the proxy server you use, instead of the proxy host name, in the "Proxy Server" input field.
    3. Follow the Network Upgrade Instructions again.

  2. The power was shut down during the upgrade process.
    Power on the player again and then follow the Network Upgrade Instructions again.

  3. The network upgrade process has two parts, first the download and then the upgrade. If, after the download part is finished, the firmware upgrade process is still not finished after running after more than 30 minutes.
    Please contact Sony.

File Info

Release Date

  • 2011-06-23

System Requirements

  • System OS