Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • KDL-22BX325
  • KDL-32BX325
  • KDL-32BX425
  • KDL-40BX425

About this download

Benefits and improvements

Sony has designed the BRAVIA® Television software update process to be customer friendly. This software update (version SONY_Tarte_BZ_1.14) provides the following benefits:

Improvements over version 1.09:

  • Resolves an issue where no picture is diplayed on the TV and the green power LED is on.

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 1.14:

  • Deletes the clock time display in the banner in the analog channel, which may be incorrect due to the current software.
    Note: The clock time display in the digital channel will remain.

This update is only for televisions sold in Brazil.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • System Software

File Info

File Name

  • Sony_FW_2011_BZ_Tarte_1.14.pkg

File Version

  • SONY_Tarte_BZ_1.14

File Size

  • 56.95 MB

Release Date

  • 11-04-2011

Before You Start


How to Check if You Need the Update

Please follow the steps below to check your television software version to determine if it needs this software update:

  1. Power on the TV.
  2. On the TV remote control, press the Home button to open the TV Home menu.
  3. On the remote control, use the arrows Arrows to select Settings, and then press the Enter button Enter button.
  4. At the Settings menu, use the arrows to highlight Setup, and then press the Enter button.
  5. At the Setup menu, use the arrows to highlight Product Support, and then press the Enter button.
  6. Press the Enter button to select Contact Sony.
  7. The software version number will be displayed at the bottom of the Contact Sony screen. If your software version is already SONY_Tarte_BZ_1.14, your TV does not need this update.
    Information Screen

Important Notes

  • WARNING: This update is permanent. After performing this update it is not possible to return to or install a previous version of the system software. By downloading and installing this update, you acknowledge that you understand this update cannot be reversed.
  • To download the update, a USB storage device, such as a Sony® Micro Vault® device, or something similar, is required to perform the update. Sony is aware that not all USB storage devices are compatible with our TVs. If you are using a USB device for playback of photos, music, or videos on your TV, the same USB device type should work for the update. If the software update is not successful after following the instructions, you may need to format your device to the FAT32 file system, or use a different device. View formatting instructions.
  • Personal TV Settings will not be changed by installing this update.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install


Download and Transfer the Update File to Your USB Storage Device

  1. Download the Sony_FW_2011_BZ_Tarte_1.14.pkg file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference) on your computer.
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and verify that the size of the Sony_FW_2011_BZ_Tarte_1.14.pkg file is 59,717,752 bytes.
    1. Right-click the Sony_FW_2011_BZ_Tarte_1.14.pkg file, and click Properties, and then click the General tab.
    2. On the Sony_FW_2011_BZ_Tarte_1.14.pkg Properties screen, verify that the Size: listed is 56.9 MB (59,717,752 bytes).
      Note: The Size on disk: listed may be different. That is normal.
    3. If the file size is different than the 59,717,752 bytes, please download the Sony_FW_2011_BZ_Tarte_1.14.pkg file again.
  3. Format a compatible USB storage device the FAT32 file system and connect it to your computer.
  4. Note: A USB storage device, such as a Sony® Micro Vault® device, or something similar, is required to perform the update. Sony is aware that not all USB storage devices are compatible with our TVs. If you are using a USB device for playback of photos, music, or videos on your TV, the same USB device type should work for the update. If the software update is not successful after following the instructions, you may need to format your device to the FAT32 file system, or use a different device. View formatting instructions.
  5. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded, right-click on the Sony_FW_2011_BZ_Tarte_1.14.pkg file and, from the menu, click Send To..., and then click the drive (EX: Removable Disk (E:)) that represents your USB device. The update file will be copied onto your USB device.
  6. Note: This update will not install if the file name is modified.
  7. Remove the USB device from your computer.

Updating the Software

Note:This software update takes approximately ten minutes to complete. During the update process, the TV will power off and restart. You may experience the TV taking longer to restart as it is installing the new firmware, this is normal. It is recommended you completely read the instruction below before beginning the update process.

WARNING:DO NOT TURN OFF THE TV, REMOVE THE USB DEVICE, OR UNPLUG THE POWER CORD WHILE THE UPDATE IS IN PROGRESS. DOING SO MAY CAUSE THE TV TO BECOME UNRESPONSIVE AND REQUIRE REPAIR.

  1. Begin with the TV turned OFF.
  2. Insert the USB storage device into the USB port located on the side of the TV.
    Note: The USB storage device can only be inserted into the USB port slot one way.
    TV USB Port
  3. Turn on your TV by pressing the POWER button on the TV.
  4. The POWER indicator will be green for about 10 seconds, and the POWER and PIC OFF/TIMER indicators start blinking slowly in green. After several minutes the update will finish and TV will turn on automatically.
    WARNING:DO NOT REMOVE THE USB DEVICE OR TURN OFF THE TV UNTIL THE UPDATE IS COMPLETE.
    LED Indicator Lights
  5. Remove the USB device from the TV.
    Note: You may now delete the update files from the USB device or reformat the USB device as desired.
  6. Unplug the TV power cord, and then reconnect the TV power cord to complete the update.
  7. The firmware update process is now complete.

How to Verify the Update Was Successful

  1. On the TV remote control, press the Home button to open the TV Home menu.
  2. On the remote control, use the arrows Arrows to select Settings, and then press the Enter button Enter button.
  3. At the Settings menu, use the arrows to highlight Setup, and then press the Enter button.
  4. At the Setup menu, use the arrows to highlight Product Support, and then press the Enter button.
  5. Press the Enter button to select Contact Sony.
  6. The software version number will be displayed at the bottom of the Contact Sony screen. If your software version is SONY_Tarte_BZ_1.14, the update installed succesfully.
    Note: If the version number is different, the update did not install successfully. Try downloading the update file and performing the update process again.
    Information Screen