Although we were impressed by the player's performance and its 'plug and play' simplicity we did feel that, at the time, it was a little over-priced.
That particular player has had a number of price reductions since its release and can now be picked up for around £200, making it a bit of a bargain.
If applied, these fresh updates will enhance the BRAVIA Internet Video features, improve the BD-ROM overall playability, and add support for Sony’s Cinavia content protection technology.
However, bear in mind that the release is targeted only at Blu-ray players that have been sold in Europe.
Now wait for the disk to load and select “Ok” when the “Perform version update?
” message is shown on the TV, so that the upgrade process can start.
Instead of facing buying a new component periodically to keep up with the pace of change, engineers have developed a way to keep pace with technology changes by making products that can be updated with new features, without the consumer having to buy a new product. This provides the chip (sometimes referred to as a controller chip) with specific instructions to control different aspects of the PC, without the danger of being altered by other software changes.
In other words, Firmware is classified as existing in the realm between true hardware and true software.
Sync and stream all your favorite TV shows, games, apps, and more with built-in wireless.One of the reasons that the K8500 is now so cheap is the arrival of Samsung's new flagship player the UBD-M9500.We had a few minor issues with the earlier player, largely related to the lack of display, the remote control and the fan noise, so it will be interesting to see if Samsung has addressed these points in the new model.In addition, the nature of firmware allows the user to update the operating system when new sets of instructions are required to enable new features, or access current features more efficiently.Examples of what firmware can do in home theater applications: Firmware updates can be applied in four ways:1.