I'm not liable if you mess your drive up! <<hey all...my buddy just picked up the sony DVP-S530D dvd player and was wondering how to access the firmware version, and what the latest firmware for this player is? Thanks Matt>> This question is asked so often that I have prepared a cut and paste answer for those who need this information. The answer to your question is in this Sony DVD player service menu briefing. Reportedly, firmware version 2.21 is the first version that fixes the lip-sync problem. Make sure that the DVD player is turned OFF and in the standby mode with the little red LED glowing above the on/off button. To enter the test mode, press Title, Clear, and Power on the remote. This will produce the following menu: Test Mode Menu 0. Syscon Diagnosis 1. Drive Auto Adjustment (Calibrates DVDs and CDs) 2. Drive Manual Operation (Calibrates DVDs and CDs) 3. Mecha Aging (Allows auto repeat mode for testing) 4. Emergency History (Shows the number of hours on your machine) ===>>> *** 5. Version Information (Shows FILMWARE version) *** <<<=== 6. Video Level Adjustment. (Test pattern) Exit: POWER Key. The Sony 330, 530 and 550 players have the ability to automatically calibrate the playback functions of DVDs and CDs. (This could conceivably save a trip to the repair facility for calibration.) If you are willing to accept any risks which may be involved in executing this procedure, the instructions follow. Before you start, have ready at least two dual layer DVDs and two single layer DVDs. (Dual layer DVDs have a gold color playing surface and single layer DVDs are silver.) You can also run the audio CD calibration if you want. The reason that I recommend having two of each type is that the player might produce an error message on one of the disks due to some miniscule imperfection and you will have another to fall back on. (It is unlikely that you will have a rare SACD disk so this part of the calibration procedure should be skipped.) Press #1 on the remote after entering the service menu and the following sub-menu will appear: ## Drive Auto Adjustment ## 0. All 1. DVD-SL (Single layer DVD) 2. CD (Audio CD) 3. DVD-DL (Dual layer DVD) 4. SACD (Super Audio CD) Exit: RETURN Press #1 on the remote and insert a Single Layer DVD when the drawer opens. Press the enter key and the machine will begin to calibrate all of the playback features. When calibration is completed, follow the onscreen instructions to return to the above menu. When the Drive Auto Adjustment menu returns, press #3 on the remote and insert a Dual Layer DVD when the drawer opens. Follow the instructions as noted above. When calibration is completed, follow the onscreen instructions to exit from the Test Mode. Now you can turn the player back on and try your dual layer disks and see if the layer change has improved. I calibrated my Sony 550 and it is working better than ever. If you are afraid to try this service mode calibration, leave it for an authorized service facility.