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Ddawg
14th January 2007, 08:27
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Sony BDP-S1 firmware update (http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/01/13/sony-bdp-s1-firmware-update/)
Posted Jan 13th 2007 8:57PM by Ben Drawbaugh (http://www.engadgethd.com/bloggers/ben-drawbaugh)

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There is no doubt we live in a time where almost every electronic device we own could use some sort of firmware update. Lucky for us HD DVD and Blu-ray player manufactures don't mind admiting when they made a mistake and release an update for their hardware. First to the market and first to release an update was HD DVD (http://www.engadgethd.com/2006/08/08/hd-dvd-2-0-firmware-soon-enables-truehd-5-1/) and then Samsung (http://www.engadgethd.com/2006/10/18/samsung-bd-p1000-blu-ray-player-firmware-update-available/) and now Sony. Based on the list of fixes we can only assume this was released as a direct result of issues with The Descent (http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/01/06/the-descent-giving-fits-to-bd-java-less-blu-ray-players/), but we will have to wait and see what users say after they have had a chance to download the disc image or order a disc from Sony.

The update is supposed to address:


Improves BD-Java compatibility to enhance interactivity with some BD-ROMs
Enhances 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 back via HDMI