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DMR-BW880EB / BW780EB Firmware Download (UK)

Step 4. Firmware decompression

Check the file size of the downloaded file and decompress it. Supported for Windows only.

  1. Checking the file size.
    Right click on the downloaded firmware, and select "Properties". Make sure that the size of the file is the same as the size listed on the download page.

    If the file size differs, please download it again. After checking the size, click [OK] and the "Properties" window will close.

  2. Decompressing the file
    Double click the downloaded firmware and decompress it.
    The decompressed file will be named "PANA_DVD.FRM".

File size is 44,104,936 bytes. (UPDATE_BW880_BW780_XW380EB_V145.exe)

[Note]:
You will not be able to install firmware designated for a region that is different to the region in which you purchased your Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder.

- Source code download

Step 5. Create a firmware update disc

To create a firmware update disc, write the decompressed file to a CD-R disc using CD-R writing software. Follow the operating instructions for the writing software to create the disc. Once the firmware update disc is created, continue to the next step.

1.About the CD-R disc:
If the firmware update disc has write errors, it will not be readable by the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder and you will not be able to update the firmware.
Always use a blank CD-R disc. Do not use a CD-RW disc.

2.About the CD-R writing software:
If you are creating the firmware update disc on a Microsoft Windows PC, we recommend using the standard Windows XP writing application.

The firmware update disc requires to be created with ISO9660 format. In case you are creating the disc on a Windows Vista PC, Windows Vista standard writing application does NOT support ISO9660 format. Please create with a supporting writing software.

When using writing software, please follow the operating instructions provided for the writing software. Please be aware that "packet-writing" is not supported.

Step 6. Install the firmware update

[CAUTION]
  1. The time to complete the firmware update will vary. In case of the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder : 15 - 20 minutes.
  2. During the firmware update procedure, do not turn the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder off nor disconnect AC power.
  3. Do not press any buttons ,except as instructed.
  4. Failure to do so may result in the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder becoming unresponsive which will require repair.
  5. When the firmware update finishes successfully, set contents on the unit such as First setup, TV-Guide and Timer Rec. program etc, do not change.
[REQUEST]
Timer Rec. returns to OFF status after the firmware update. If Timer Rec. is programmed, please turn your Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder on definitely. Timer Rec. will be recordable status. ( mark lighting)

[UPDATE PROCEDURE]

Procedure Operation
Preparation Turn your Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder on.
1 Press [OPEN/CLOSE] on the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder to open the disc tray.
Load the firmware update disc and press [OPEN/CLOSE] on the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder to close the disc tray.
The Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder will first display "BYE" on the front panel display, automatically turn itself off and then, within a few seconds, restart again and automatically start installing the firmware from the firmware update disc.

Note:
If the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder does not restart automatically after it has turned off, please press [POWER] on the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder - the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder will then restart and install the firmware update as normal.

2 The time to complete the firmware update will vary, In case of the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder : 15 - 20 minutes.
Please be patient during the firmware upgrade!

Note:
During the update process, various messages will show on the front panel display of the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder.

3 When the firmware update is completed, "FINISH" is displayed on the front panel display of the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder and the disc tray opens automatically.
4 Please take out the firmware update disc and turn off power with the power button of the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder.
The disc tray closes and the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder turns off automatically.

The firmware update installation procedure is now complete.

[REQUEST]
Timer Rec. returns to OFF status after the firmware update. If Timer Rec. is programmed, please turn your Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder on definitely. Timer Rec. will be recordable status. ( mark lighting)
[Note]
If the firmware version currently installed in the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder is the same or more recent than the firmware version on the update disc, "No UP/DATE" will be displayed for approximately 5 seconds on the front display of the Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder.
In this case, an update is unnecessary ¬ĀEplease remove the disc.

If you have any problems after installing the new firmware, please contact the Global Support.