How to Upgrade Vizio Blu-Ray Player Firmware

By Tyson Cliffton

Vizio Blu-ray players are capable of playing Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and MP3 files. The device also gives you access to a variety of downloadable applications, such as Netflix, VUDU and Pandora. Upgrading the firmware, or underlying software, will ensure your player is up to date with the latest technology and can resolve any problems you're experiencing with the device.

Things You'll Need

  • USB flash drive

Format Flash Drive as FAT32

Step 1

Plug a USB flash drive that will hold at least 1 gigabyte of data into your computer.

Step 2

Click on "My Computer." Your flash drive will be listed as "Removable Disk." Right-click your flash drive and click on "Properties" from the drop-down menu.

Step 3

Select the "Policies" tab and click on "Optimize for Performance." Click "OK."

Step 4

Select "My Computer" and select "FAT32."

Step 5

Click "OK" to finish the format.

Download and Update Vizio Blu-Ray Firmware

Step 1

Download the firmware update for your Vizio blu-ray player from the Vizio Support website.

Step 2

Plug your FAT32-formatted flash drive into an available USB port on your computer. Click on "My Computer" and click on your flash drive, which will be named "Removable Disk." Create a folder named "UPG."

Step 3

Copy the .DSO file you downloaded from the Vizio Support website into the "UPG" folder on your flash drive.

Step 4

Turn your Vizio Blu-ray player on and make sure there is no disc in the player. Plug your flash drive into the back of your Vizio Blu-ray player. Navigate to the home screen display on your player.

Step 5

Select "System," "Upgrade Firmware" and "USB Storage." Press "OK" to confirm your device and start your firmware installation. Once complete, restart your Vizio Blu-ray player, insert a disc and play a video to ensure everything is functioning properly.

Tips & Warnings

  • To identify which firmware version your Vizio Blu-ray player is running, click "Info" on the home screen of your player. Your firmware version will appear in the list.
  • If your installation freezes up during any part of the process, turn off your player and unplug your flash drive. Wait a few minutes before plugging the flash drive back in, powering on your player and attempting the installation again.