Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • KDL-32W5500
  • KDL-40V5500
  • KDL-40Z5500
  • KDL-46Z5500
  • KDL-22S5700
  • KDL-46WE5
  • KDL-52Z5500
  • KDL-46W5500
  • KDL-40W5500
  • KDL-32V5500
  • KDL-40WE5

About this download

IMPORTANT: This software is only for use with the products identified and sold in Australia.

About this upgrade
This file updates all previous firmware versions to version PKG1.429AA, and provides the following benefits:

Improvements over earlier version

  • This update is to improve the decoding of daylight savings information transmitted in Australia.
    Before this update some Western Australian residents may experience the clock display indicating 1 hour ahead of the correct time, when viewing certain channels.


  • Please follow the update instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may interrupt the update process and may cause the TV set to be unresponsive or to require repair.

  • Do not power off the TV or disconnect it from the AC power outlet. Loss of power during the installation of the firmware update may cause the TV set to be unresponsive or to require repair.

  • 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.

  • If your television’s software version is PKG1.429AA, your TV does not need this update.

  • If you decide to download the update, a USB storage device, such as a Sony® Micro Vault® device, 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 recommended USB storage devices.

  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • How can I check my TV firmware version?
    • Power on the TV set and press the HOME button on the Remote Commander to display the Home Menu (XMB™).
    • Navigate to the 'Set-up' category and press OK to select it.
    • Navigate to 'Product Information' and select it.
    • The version number is shown on the third line.

  • Will my personal settings be deleted after the update?
    All user settings will be kept.

  • Can I install an older version of firmware?
    Installation of older firmware is not supported to ensure your TV set remains at optimum performance.

  • During the update process, the TV turns off?
    It is normal for the TV set to restart during the update process. You may experience the TV set taking a longer than normal time for it to restart as it is installing the new firmware.

Available Download
File name: firmware.upd
File size: 6.40 MB (6,719,905 bytes)
Updated on: 24th December 2010

File Info

File Name

  • Firmware Update Version PKG1.429AA

File Size

  • 0.0MB

Release Date

  • 2010-12-24

System Requirements

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Mac OS



Download and Installation procedure

  1. Save the update file to your computer Desktop.

  2. When the update download is complete, check that the file size is 6,719,905 bytes.
    To check in Windows operating system, right click the file, select "properties" and check that the "General" tab displays the following size information:

    If the size information displayed on your computer is different, delete the downloaded file, clear your internet browser's cache and download it again.

  3. Open Windows explorer, locate the downloaded file firmware.upd and copy the file to the root of your USB device.

Important notes:

  • Make sure that there is enough space on your USB device.

Firmware update procedure

  • Do not turn off the TV set or disconnect it from the power supply during the update process. Doing so may damage your TV set and make it unusable, and would require a repair.

  • Do not press any other button, except as instructed, until the update is complete. Doing so may damage your TV set and make it unusable, and would require a repair.

The firmware update process may take up to 10 minutes. First read the whole procedure before starting to update the firmware of your TV set.

  1. Turn on the TV set.

  2. Insert your USB device containing firmware.upd into the USB slot located at the side of the TV set.

  3. If necessary press HOME on the Remote Commander and ensure the TV Home Menu (XMB™) is displayed

  4. Using your Remote Commander, navigate to the System Update icon and select it by pressing OK

  5. A series of different messages will appear on the TV set. Please follow the on screen instructions.

  6. 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. After several minutes, the TV will turn off and then turn back on to complete the update.

    CAUTION: During the firmware installation process, do not remove the USB device, or switch off the TV set or remove the power.

  7. When the firmware update is completed, a message is displayed on the TV set for 5 seconds.

  8. Safely remove your USB device from the USB slot.

  9. To check the TV firmware version:
    1. Power on the TV set and press the HOME button on the Remote Commander to display the Home Menu (XMB™).
    2. Navigate to the Set-up category and press OK to select it.
    3. Navigate to Product Information and select it.
    4. Confirm the version number.
    5. If the version number shown on the third line is PKG1.429AA, your TV set has been correctly updated.

Possible issues

  1. The system update failed" is displayed on the TV front panel display. 
    Please proceed with the following procedure:
    1. Verify your USB device is in good working order and follow the download process again.
    2. Turn off the TV by pressing the POWER button on the TV set.
    3. Press the POWER button again, and proceed with the installation process again.

  2. "Update data of newer version is not detected" is displayed on the TV front panel display 
    Your TV set already has newer firmware installed.