How to Update the Software in a Pioneer Blu-Ray

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Blu-Ray players and media are a significant entertainment investment. The sophisticated technology used to produce the high-definition images you enjoy will improve after the purchase of your product. This article will help you increase the performance of your Pioneer Blu-Ray player by updating its software.

Things You'll Need

  • Pioneer Blu-Ray
  • Computer
  • USB Memory Stick
  • Go to www.pioneerelectronics.com and click "Support." On the Support page select "Blu-Ray Disc and DVD."

  • Select your Blu-Ray player model.

  • Click the "Updates" button, and click the "Firmware Upgrade" link. Click "I Agree" on the page that pops up. Save the zip file containing your software upgrade to your Desktop.

  • Open the zip file and the folder within until you see a file with the "MVP" extension. For instance "BDP12X_142.MVP". Copy the MVP file to your USB drive.

  • Turn on your Blu-Ray player. Press "Home Menu" and then navigate to the "Settings" menu. Scroll down to "Software Update" and press "Enter."

  • Plug your USB drive into the Blu-Ray player and press "Enter." After the system checks the drive, press "Enter" again to start updating. Your Blu-Ray player will shut down when the process is complete.

  • Unplug the USB drive. Turn on your Blu-Ray player.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have any difficulty, you can contact the Pioneer Customer Support Center. Their toll-free number is 1-800-421-1404.

References

  • Photo Credit David Paul Morris/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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