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    Moderated By: claudio
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    NEW DAV Series Firmware Dashboard
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    Last Reply: September 27, 2004, 10:35 am

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    Author NEW DAV Series Firmware

    Rank: Sony Buff

    Joined: Apr 23, 2003
    Posts: 16

      Posted: 2003-06-10 03:21

    My S550 has 1.24 and as well as reading CDR it's fine with DVD-R media too.



    Rank: Sony Buff

    Joined: Mar 22, 2003
    Posts: 13
    From: The Netherlands

      Posted: 2003-06-10 06:33


    On 2003-06-09 06:49, Jero wrote:
    On 2003-04-15 11:49, Ogiers wrote:
    I'm thinking if buying a DAVS 550

    According to my information a DAV-S550 cannot read CD-R media.[/quote]

    Sorry, I made a mistake. I was referring to the DAV-S300 (instead of DAV-S550) which is certainly not capable of reading CD-R media (see earlier posts in this forum).



    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Dec 01, 2003
    Posts: 1
    From: Netherlands

      Posted: 2003-12-03 05:03

    The DAV-S550 Firmware story continues.....

    I'm just another client with a firmware version of 1.07
    With all the subtitle end CD-start problems.

    What is the latest tested Frimware release for my set ??
    I'm about to return the unit to Modern Electronics for repair.
    Hopefully they will push SONY to install the latest version.

    To be continued....


    Rank: Sony Enthusiant

    Joined: Oct 27, 2003
    Posts: 27
    From: Germany

      Posted: 2003-12-05 06:25

    Hey guys!
    I have the DAV-S 888 nearly the same like 880 but with active Sub.
    Hmm i never had problems or even noticed a layer change..
    I think you should enter the Service In Menu and let the DVD set the correct settings for DVD-Single, Duallayer...
    I have the 1.36 Software version...and had no problems..


    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Jan 11, 2004
    Posts: 1
    From: UK

      Posted: 2004-01-11 18:13

    This is the email I have just sent out to all my DAVS550 / 880 / 888 Multiregion upgrade customers ...........

    If you have IF Con Version 1.07 or lower then you should certainly be thinking about contacting your supplier to get a firmware upgrade.  You could give the subtitle problem as the reason you require an upgrade. See the link below for more information on the firmware problems.

    If you have a firmware version higher than IF Con 1.07 and lower than IF Con 1.24 there dont appear to be any major problems however you may still feel you would like an upgrade if you are within the warranty period.

    You should however be aware that Sony may refuse to upgrade the player for free on the grounds that you have modified it , also the player may return from the service centre as Region 2 and you will then of course need the remote again.

    In the case of you needing the remote again we will provide this at the much discounted price of £10 by clicking on the link below.

    [ link removed for obvious reasons ]

    The reason we have taken an interest in this subject is that three customers complained to us about their machines resetting to Region 2 at some time after using the upgrade remote. Upon investigation this would seem to only happen on units with IF Con Version 1.07 or lower and then it only happens when you play a disc ( Sony or Columbia Tristar ) that has the Jacket_P folder on it. This folder holds Mpeg2 images and these are displayed while the disc is in Stop mode on Sony DVD players. Examples of discs with this folder on them are Spiderman , Bad Boys 2 region 1 and Michael Jacksons Number Ones Region 2.  There may of course be others so if you have IF Con 1.07 be aware that playing a disc with one of these folders could reset it.

    Basically what it comes down to is that these players were released with very buggy firmware and it seems this is what is causing the problems , there is nothing wrong with our Multiregion upgrade when applied to a reliable machine but we try to help our customers whereever possible.




    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Feb 05, 2004
    Posts: 1

      Posted: 2004-02-05 16:46

    I've bought a DAV S-550 in Sweden where I live.
    It was last year and I'm afraid the warranty will soon be over.
    As mentioned in this topic I noticed this freezing of the movies that happen sometimes during a couple of seconds. Not so serious, but let's say... unpleasant, for a so costly machine. I also noticed some potential troubles in the subtitles, but I'm not sure.
    My questions are:
    should I go to the shop before the end of warranty period, describe the findings here above and ask them for an upgrade? How to convince them that the warranty shall apply? How to manage then that they upgrade it to V1.30? Sombdy could share a similar experiment?
    Your advices are welcome!! 

    Premium Member

    Rank: Sonyphile

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004
    Posts: 405
    From: Singapore

      Posted: 2004-02-06 06:11

    I have access to the firmware for these players for the US market, I dont know what the differences are with the US and Euro models . I also dont know how the firmware is loaded into the player either, if there is interest i can place somewhere if there is someone whom can host them


    Rank: Sony Legend

    Joined: Oct 09, 2002
    Posts: 1116
    From: Stockholm, Sweden

      Posted: 2004-02-06 07:29

    Hej Jean och välkommen till Agoraquest!

    I think you definately should take it to the place you bought it before the warranty period is over. Your player is producing errors which is something you shouldn't have to accept. Whether or not they would like to try something besides upgrading the firmware first should be up to the service shop. Where did you buy it?

    /Tiny Jakobsberg

    STR-DB930 (w/ RM-LJ304), DVP-NS900V, MDS-JA20ES, CDP-CX220, KV29-FX20, SLV-SE70, DSC-P120 (512MB), MZ-E909 (w/ MDR-EX70SP), CMD-Z5


    Rank: Sony Enthusiant

    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 25
    From: asia

      Posted: 2004-02-09 20:28

    An update on my DAV S550, my firmware is 1.24. Something new came up. Menu's do not work for SVCD's. I have a no name DVD player and in that the MENU's work fine for SVCD's.

    I have some home movies which i converted from VHS to SVCD with MENU's & chapters but they dont show up with the DAV S 550. The "PBC" is not detected with SVCD's

    Could someone please check if they work with firmware later than 1.24, or is this a permanent problem in all sets, even with ver 1.3x.

    Your feed back will help me alot



    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Dec 03, 2003
    Posts: 7

      Posted: 2004-02-20 16:20

    Has anyone been successful in getting their DAV-C990 repaired? My machine has the skips, they changed the optical pickup and that didnt help.

    the tech at the local sony repair shop, said that was the only tech note on that unit. He also mentioned that sony are very hard to deal with.

    I showed him track 15 of LOTR-TTT, i think it be during layer changes, it seems to lose it on long disks.

    my rom version was 1.24 and the if version was 1.07-- i forget the others. And naturally it came off warranty last month

    I told him he needs to find 1.3, i dont 1.24 has the bugs out of it yet.

    Any help appreciated,



    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Nov 24, 2002
    Posts: 1
    From: Chicago

      Posted: 2004-02-27 14:25


    Can you send me the firmware that you have.  I am also in the US and I would like to see if I can get it loaded.



    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 3

      Posted: 2004-09-23 18:14


    I know its a while since the last post, but if anybody can send me the latest firmware for my DAV C990 or a link it would make my weeks dealing with Sony Canada and getting nowhere almost worth while.

    My current version is IF: 1.07, syscon 1.24



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    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor

    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14279
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2004-09-24 17:03

    Version 1.46 of the firmware is included in Service Bulletin E18220679, last updated on 1/12/2004, "Subtitles randomly appear when watching a DVD".  I cannot provide you with the files, but your local authorized Sony service center should be able to install it.  If the firmware can't be installed, meaning that you have a write-once ROM, it will be necessary to order a new ROM.


    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


    Rank: Sony Fan

    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 1
    From: Sweden

      Posted: 2004-09-27 05:41

    here is another One with "freeze" problems on my DAVS 550. It usually starts after palying for abaut 1-11/2 hour, it freezes and is not possbile to restart yuou have to turn it off. I have the following firmware:
    If con ver       1.10
    SYScon ver     1.30
    Front end ver  1.17

    1. could someone sort out the diffrent fimware versions?
    2. what firmware version would be appropriate to use?

    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor

    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14279
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2004-09-27 10:35

    No service bulletins have been issued on the DAVS550 to date. This indicates that there are no firmware upgrades.


    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer

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