[Q] What kind of Cable do I need to update my Blue-Ray player?
[A] Like many other modern media devices, Blue-Ray Disc players have the ability to have software updates performed periodically in order to ensure they are compatible with the media they will read..
Most Blue-Ray Disc players have an Ethernet port on the back of the unit that allows the device to be connected to a home network by way of a router or direct connection to the Cable/DSL modem.
In order to use this feature, you will need to have a CAT 5E Patch Cable, or a CAT 6 Patch Cable. The CAT 6 Cable is going to have faster transmission speeds, but most of the Blue-Ray Disc Players only have a 10/100 rated network connection anyway, so you would most likely be wasting your money on CAT 6 Cable in this instance.
Once you have verified you connection from the player to the router (or modem), the player has an on-screen menu that allows you to select "network update" as an option. This menu will vary in appearance and location depending on the Brand of the device. Once the connection is verified, the device will inform you of any updates that are available for your piece of equipment. The device will have you verify that it is okay to proceed with the download and then the updates will start.
The device will usually be finished with 10 minutes or so, and then will need to be restarted. Be sure you do not turn the unit off during the download procedure, otherwise you may experience data corruption and the device will be rendered inoperable.
5 Cable Company sells CAT 6, CAT 5E, and CAT 5 Patch and Crossover cables in 9 colors, custom fit to any length up to 328 feet.
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