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Update Firmware Using Wi-Fi
- Press the "Setup" button on the remote control that came with your Samsung Blu-ray player.
- Highlight either "Others" or "General" using the arrow buttons on the remote control and then press "OK."
- Highlight "Firmware Update" and then press "OK."
- Highlight "Update Now" and then press "OK."
- Highlight "Yes" and press "OK" when prompted to connect to the Internet and check for available updates.
- Highlight "Yes" to install a firmware update. While the update is being installed, the Panasonic Blu-ray player will periodically reboot itself. After the update is successfully applied, the player will turn itself off.
- Turn your Panasonic Blu-ray player on again to resume using your Blu-ray player as you normally would.
Using Firmware Update Burned to CD
- Navigate to the global Panasonic Blu-ray player support page and select the firmware update for your specific Panasonic Blu-ray player that you want to apply.
- Click the green "Download" button after selecting your region and then select the location on your computer's hard drive where you want to download the firmware update.
- Navigate to the location where you saved the firmware update file and then double-click the file. Select a location where you want to extract the file to and then click "Install."
- Navigate to the location where you extracted the firmware update. The extracted file will be named PANA_DVD.FRM.
- Insert a blank CD-R disc into your computer and then burn the PANA-DVD.FRM file to the disc. Be careful not to use any other type of writable disc, such as a CD-RW or any writable DVD disc. Ensure the firmware update file is the only file on the disc.
- Insert the newly-created disc into your Panasonic Blu-ray player. A few seconds after inserting the disc, the text "Bye" appears on the Panasonic Blu-ray player's digital display.The Blu-ray player will reboot itself and then begin installing the firmware from the disc.
- When the firmware update is finished installing, the text "Finish" appears on the Panasonic Blu-ray player's digital display, signifying that the firmware update is complete.
- Remove the firmware update disc and power the Panasonic Blu-ray player off. The next time you turn the Panasonic Blu-ray player off, the update will be finalized and the player will be ready to use.
- If the firmware you are attempting to install is an older firmware version that what is currently installed on the player, the text "UNSUP PORT" will appear on the Panasonic Blu-ray player's digital display. If this happens, remove the disc and continue using your Blu-ray player as you normally would. Panasonic Blu-ray players are shipped with the most recent version of the firmware for that device pre-installed, so if you recently purchased the device, you may not need to update the firmware at this time. Check the Panasonic Blu-ray player global support page in the future for firmware updates for your player.