Sony Electronics has just launched the latest firmware upgrade for its BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc Player, adding enhanced BD-Java functionality and improved support for BD-ROM discs.
Sony posted a download of the upgrade, dubbed Version 1.55, to its official support site late Tuesday evening.
According to Sony, this upgrade includes the following benefits over the previous firmware upgrade (V1.5) for the BDP-S1:
- Enhanced customer support capability
- Compatibility with the newly released BD-R/RE format (BDMV)
This latest upgrade also adds these additional improvements :
- Improves BD-Java compatibility to enhance interactivity with some BD-ROMs
- Enhanced playback compatibility with certain BD-ROM format discs
- Corrects the output signal status information for audio output and display when Linear PCM 5.1 channel soundtracks are played via HDMI
Sony has sent an email alert to all registered owners of the BDP-S1, indicating that those not wishing to download the upgrade to their PCs and burn their own DVD-Rs will be sent the firmware upgrade on disc via postal mail sometime within the next three weeks.
For more information on Sony Support, visit their official site at esupport.sony.com.
We'll keep you posted on future firmware upgrades from Sony and other manufacturers as they're released. Just watch this space!
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