Summary: Will not connect to Tv. Have talked to Crutchfield and Sony. It is a Sony problem. They say it is incombatible with my Cox cable modem, and that will have set another modem to run Media player, did not work and can't find how to set it up. Have had 3 weeks and still no luck.
Summary: Received this as a promo with a Sony TV. If I had spent money on this I would have been upset. It was very difficult to get it working. Instructions were very brief and somewhat confusing. Finally got it working and it is quite impressive in picture quality.
Pros: Excellent video quality once you get it to work.
Cons: Instructions are confusing, making it difficult to set up.
Summary: Works very well, but limited content at this time. Be aware , not all high speed HDMI cables will work to connect this to the tv. An HDMI cable comes with the player , but was not long enough for my set up. I used another high speed HDMI cable and it did not work , fortunately had another more recently manufactured one that I tested as a last resort before returning ( it's never the cable right...?
Summary: While I am happy to have this unit, I have to say it still needs some improvements. It doesnt work unless you connect it directly to the HDMI 4 port of the specified SONY (ONLY) TV, and will not work even with a Sony Soundbar that is advertised to work with 4k Media. What you end up doing is running one HDMI 2.0 cable to your TV's HDMI 4 port, and one HDMI 2.0 cable to your sound bar or AV receiver.....which brings up another issue....
Pros: 4k is awesome. Sony 4k Media service is good though still being built out the content is a bit sparse.
Cons: No Manual, No remote power up and down, things are kind of Cryptic till you realize you have to go to the Sony Media service to "activate" your FREE feature films. MUST be directly connected to the HDMI 4 Port on the TV with a separate Audio cable to the Sound bar or AV receiver.
Summary: Being an early adopter of technology can be a challenge. Very few tech-support employees at Sony knew much about the whole 4K launch--even fewer understood the ensuing problems. I received mixed advice from Sony but not Crutchfield. Crutchfield hung in there and did give the best advice--which never varied. I purchased one of the first 4K Sony TVs which then required a new interface board to be installed in the HDMI4 slot before it would work with the FMP-X1.
Pros: Absolutely breath taking pictures and videos. Very satisfying knowing you have the best picture available.
Cons: Having to control the FMP-X1 via an app on the Sony TV. Lack of knowledge by Sony on how to delete movies you do not want anymore and lack of information on adding an external harddrive.
Excerpt: While the picture quality is good, most movies cost $30. If your ISP meters your connection be sure to turn off the automatic downloads or you may be charged an overage fee too. The TV supports 3D but Netflix and Hulu have no content. I had to run out and rent one to test. Sony Video Unlimited should add 3D content. In my opinion a 4K movie should cost less than a theater ticket and a 3D movie should cost as much or less than a rental.
Summary: It has been a simple and effective source of program material. Only issues are that we would like more new program material, and from the time you push the button to purchase or rent something that is not pre-sent, there is a long delay of at least hours. The device automatically will load new material so that it can be purchased with zero delay. Delay is not issue for me. I'm not in that big a hurry.
Pros: My installation is very simple and responsive. It's been issue-free for me.
Cons: I would like more choices of program material... though new stuff continues to arrive.