Introduction Firmware updates for Sharp Blu-ray players optimize the performance of your device and address problems that became apparent after the player was built. Updating the firmware can also make the device more compatible with software and hardware released after the player was built, such as new audio codecs. You can update your Sharp Blu-ray player, if one is available, over Wi-Fi, or by downloading the file to your computer, transferring it to a flash drive and then connecting the flash drive to your Blu-ray player.
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Updating the firmware on your Sharp Blu-ray player can improve your player's performance and fix some problems. | Source
The Customer Support landing page. | Source
The Customer Support page with the proper fields filled in. | Source
What the results will look like if a firmware update is available for your Sharp Blu-ray player. If there are no results, no firmware update is available. | Source
The firmware update download will be a ZIP file that may contain multiple files. | Source
Update Sharp Blu-Ray Firmware Via Wi-Fi
Press the “Home” button on the remote control that came with your Sharp Blu-ray player. The Home menu appears.
Select “Settings” and then press “Enter.”
Select “Software Update Settings” and then press “Enter.”
Press the “Right Arrow” button on the remote control to move your cursor to the part of the menu that appears on the right half of the screen. Highlight “Network” with your cursor and then press “Enter.” An Accessing screen appears while the Sharp Blu-ray player quickly checks for firmware updates. If you see a message that says the firmware on the Sharp Blu-ray player is up to date, then no firmware update is available and you can close out of this screen and continue using your Blu-ray player as you normally would. However, if you see a message displaying your current firmware version and then a latest version that differs from your current version, a firmware update is available for your Blu-ray player.
Select “Yes” and then press “Enter” to begin updating your Sharp Blu-ray player's firmware version. A progress bar appears on the screen. A message appears on the screen notifying you when the firmware update is finished.
Turn off your Sharp Blu-ray player, wait for 30 seconds and then turn the Blu-ray player back on. The firmware update process is complete and you can continue using your Sharp Blu-ray player as you normally would.
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Update Sharp Blu-Ray Firmware Using USB Flash Drive
Click here to navigate to the Sharp Customer Support Downloads Web page.
Select “Blu-ray Disc Players” from the Product Category drop-down box beneath Find Product Downloads by Product Model. Select your player model in the Product Model drop-down box and then select “Firmware” in the Download Type drop-down box.
Click “Search” beneath the Download Type drop-down box. The results of your search appear directly beneath the Search box. If no results appear, no firmware update is available for your Sharp Blu-ray player.
Click the name of the firmware update beneath “Download” if an update is available and then save the ZIP file to your computer.
Connect a FAT32-formatted USB flash drive to your computer and then extract the contents of the ZIP file you just downloaded to your computer to the USB flash drive.
Safely eject the USB flash drive from your computer to prevent from damaging the files on the flash drive. You can do this by right-clicking the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon in your computer's Notification Area and then selecting “Safely Remove Hardware.” If there are multiple removable devices connected to your computer, a dialog box appears asking you to select which device you want to safely eject. Select the name of your USB flash drive and then click “Stop.” A message appears notifying you when it's safe to disconnect the USB flash drive.
Power down your Sharp Blu-ray player and then connect the USB flash drive to the player's USB port.
Power the Sharp Blu-ray player on. A message appears that says the connected USB flash drive is being checked and then a screen appears displaying the current version of the firmware and the version of the firmware on the connected flash drive.
Highlight “Yes” and then press “Enter” on the remote control to begin installing the firmware update. A progress bar appears showing the status of the update. A message appears that notifies you when the firmware update has successfully been installed.
Remove the USB flash drive from the Sharp Blu-ray player's USB port and then power down the player. Disconnect the player's power cable from the AC outlet and then wait for 30 seconds.
Reconnect the Blu-ray player and then power it back on. The firmware update is finalized and you can return to using your Sharp Blu-ray player as you normally would.
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