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When I tryed to play Avatar the screen said I needed a firmware upgrade. What is this?

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The dvd player is actually a computer and the firmware is its equivalent of Windows Media Player - it needs to be upgraded to play the latest disks. You can get it and the instructions on how to install it from here
http://www.sharpusa.com/CustomerSupport/ProductDownloads.aspx

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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