Well folks, ain’t this the Home Theater pits. For the past week, I’ve been trying to install the firmware update from Sony ( M43-0225) on my Region Free Sony UBP-X700. First of course, tried to update it online. The X700 says it cannot locate the network server despite the fact all the online services (Amazon Prime, Vudu,,etc) work just fine on the X700. So next I download & extract it to a flash drive and try for the update that way. Update reports the file is corrupted. Attempted this several timese calling in with fresh downloads, different flash drives and even a different computer. Same thing. I’ve just emailed Sony and 220 Electronics about this and will be calling tomorrow but any insight is welcome. I get the feeling I’ll be wanting a replacement under warranty.