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How to upgrade the firmware of my Philips SoundBar via USB?

Note: * Do not press any buttons or interrupt the mains supply during the upgrading process, otherwise the SoundBar may become defective. * Check to ensure that your USB storage device can be detected by the SoundBar before trying to upgrade the firmware using this method. * Use a FLASH based USB storage device (e.g. thumbdrives). The startup time for HDD based USB storage device is too slow and cannot be used for firmware upgrade. * Ensure that your USB flash drive with about 25 Mbytes free space. STEP1 ? Download and Transfer firmware on to USB drive 1. Download the latest firmware from the Philips support website (, If there is no firmware available for download, this means that the model you have is with the latest firmware installed. 2. Copy the extracted ?UPG? folder with the software files in the root directory USB flash drive. Note: ZIP file will not be readable on the SoundBar STEP2 - Upgrading the firmware 1. Power up the SoundBar and insert the USB flash drive. 2. At home menu, select [Settings]>[Advanced Setup]>[Software Download]>[USB] and press <**OK**> on the remote control. 3. The SoundBar will search for the upgrade files. Once the files have been recognized the SoundBar will show a confirmation screen requesting to start the upgrade. 4. To proceed with the upgrade, select ?Start? and press <**OK**> on the remote control. You can cancel the upgrade at this point by selecting ?Cancel? button displayed on TV and press <**OK**> on the remote control. 5. Follow the on-screen instruction to proceed with firmware upgrade. 6. During the upgrading process, the screen with display the progress of the firmware upgrade. 7. When the upgrading is completed, the screen will display confirmation of the completion. 8. The SoundBar will automatically power off after 5 seconds. Please restart the SoundBar. At this point, the SoundBar is ready with the new firmware loaded.

The information on this page applies to the following models: HTS8160B/98 .

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