DX-5DSD : A/V engine

Ayre DX-5DSD Universal A/V Engine Firmware Update

Release Information:

Release date: November 26, 2014.
Category: Latest Official Release

Main Version: AYDX5-60-1110
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCUD5-27-0326

For a list of previous revisions, click here.

Release Notes:

This firmware version is designed only for the Ayre DX-5. Comparing to the previous official release version AYDX5-59-0117, this version focuses on improving the physical disc compatibility:

  1. Resolved a disc loading failure issue with the "X-Men: Days of Future Past (BD)" released by 20th Century Fox. Customers reported that after inserting the Blu-ray disc, the player would report a "Wrong Disc" error and eject the disc. This is caused by the new "BD+" protocol (or Digital Rights Protection system) applied to this title which requires longer decryption time than the value allowed by the player. This firmware adjusted the decryption time and resolved this issue.
All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version.

  • For proper operation of the HDMI Audio Output and LFE Mixdown feature, the Speaker Configuration settings must be correctly set as it comes from the factory. Using the Reset Factory Defaults will result in improper settings. Please refer to the owner's manual for the correct settings.
Firmware Upgrade Instructions:

Warning: Although firmware upgrade is an easy and usually trouble-free process, it is important to ensure that the power supply to the player is stable, and the upgrade process is not interrupted. A failed firmware upgrade can render the player unusable.

There are three ways to upgrade the firmware. If your player has an Internet connection, the easiest way to upgrade the firmware is the "Via Network" method. If you have a USB thumb drive, you may choose the "Via USB" method. You can also use the "Via Disc" method by preparing a firmware upgrade CD yourself or requesting a firmware CD from Ayre customer service. Please follow one of the three procedures below based on the upgrade method chosen.

 

Firmware Upgrade via the Internet

  1. Turn on your TV display and the Ayre player. Eject the disc tray from the Ayre player and remove any disc. Make sure that the player is not playing any content from a USB device.
  2. Press the Setup button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via Network.
  3. The player will start searching for the new firmware from the Ayre firmware server. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Use the remote control to respond to on-screen prompts. Do not use the front panel buttons because the front panel buttons will stop working during the upgrade process.
  4. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
  5. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically.
  6. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Repeat from Step 2 above until the player reports that it already has the latest version. This will ensure that the player downloads and installs all parts of the firmware update.
  7. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information.
  8. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade.

 

Firmware Upgrade via a USB Thumb Drive

  1. Click here to download the firmware file AYDX5-60-1110.zip
  2. Insert a USB thumb drive to the computer that stores the downloaded zip file. (The USB drive must be in FAT or FAT32 format, not NTFS. If you are not sure, just use a new USB drive that is 2GB or smaller since small drives are usually factory-formatted in FAT/FAT32.) Unzip the firmware file to the USB drive. Verify that the USB drive now contains a UPG folder and that the UPG folder is in the root/main directory of the USB drive. Please ensure that the UPG folder is not contained within any other folder. There are 5 files in the UPG folder: AYDX-5.BIN, AYDX-5.SIGN, DVD.BIN, DVD430.BIN and MCUD5-1.BIN.
  3. Remove the USB drive from the computer.
  4. Turn on your TV display and the Ayre player. Eject the disc tray from the Ayre player and remove any disc. Make sure that there is no other USB device connected to the player.
  5. Insert the USB drive containing the firmware file to a USB port on the player's front or back panel.
  6. The player usually can recognize the firmware file and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the Setup button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via USB.
  7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Use the remote control to respond to on-screen prompts. Do not use the front panel buttons because the front panel buttons will stop working during the upgrade process.
  8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
  9. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically. Unplug the USB drive after the player turns itself off.
  10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 4 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed.
  11. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Delete the UPG folder and its content from the USB drive so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

 

Firmware Upgrade via CD

  1. If you requested a firmware CD from Ayre customer service, jump to step 5 of this procedure. You may also follow steps 2 - 4 to burn a firmware CD.
  2. Click here to download the firmware CD image file AYDX5-60-1110.iso.
  3. Use your favorite CD/DVD burning software to burn a firmware disc from the downloaded CD image file. While doing this, make sure you are not creating a new data disc, but burning from the already-created ISO CD image. Please consult your CD burning software's help/instruction manual for more information on how to do this. Some general instructions for common CD burning software is listed below.
  4. After the disc is burned, verify on the computer that the disc now contains a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there are files AYDX-5.BIN, AYDX-5.SIGN, DVD.BIN, DVD430.BIN and MCUD5-1.BIN. This is your firmware disc.
  5. Turn on your TV display and the Ayre player. Make sure that there is no disc in the player and no USB device is connected to the player.
  6. Eject the disc tray, put in the firmware disc, and then close the tray. The player usually can recognize the firmware disc and prompt you for the firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the Setup button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via Disc.
  7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Use the remote control to respond to on-screen prompts. Do not use the front panel buttons because the front panel buttons will stop working during the upgrade process.
  8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLOSE THE DISC TRAY, TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
  9. Remove the disc from the tray when the tray ejects. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically. In case the player retracts the tray and turns off before you remove the firmware disc, press the Open/Close button on the front panel. The player will turn on and the tray will eject. Remove the disc at this time.
  10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 5 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed.
  11. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Erase or discard the firmware disc so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

 

General instructions on working with ISO image files

Note: These are general instructions on how to burn the firmware CD with common CD burning software. Please consult your CD burning software's help/instruction manual for more detail.

  • In Nero Burning Rom version 6 or above, go to the 'Recorder > Burn Image' menu and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In Nero Burning ROM version 5 or earlier, just go to Nero Burning ROMs 'File > Burn Image' option and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In Nero Express select the option for 'Disc Image or Saved Project' to select the ISO image file you downloaded and burn to CD.
  • In Easy CD Creator, go to 'File > Record CD from CD Image' and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In Power2Go, go to 'Burning > Burn Disc Image' and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In ImgBurn, go to 'Write image file to disc' and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In BurnAtOnce, go to 'File > Load New Image...' and select the ISO image you downloaded. Click the "Write" button to burn the CD.

Contact Ayre Support:

Ayre Acoustics, Inc.
2300-B Central Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301 USA

Phone: (303) 442-7300