The problems with the Sony FMP-X10 are terribly insidious!!!
I just bought the Sony FMP-X10 Media Player.
Could someone tell me why the Sony FMP-X10 is called a media player???
For my taste in movies, I paid $700 (For the Player) to watch (+ Pay $29.99 to Sony to download a major movie file) about 12 movies. Since that is about the number of titles that I might enjoy from the Sony Entertainment Network (Another missnamed product.) and all that seems playable on the Sony FMP-X10. That calculates to about $100.00 a movie.
This entire FMP-X10 from Sony seems to constitute consumer fraud.
The FMP-X10 Media Player has no practical / usable LAN connection. The Sony FMP-X10 is incapable of seeing my media server or any media content on my local network. All that content is playable by much less expensive devices, including tablets and cell phones. Therefore, all my media is unplayable by the Sony FMP-X10. (My Cell phone is a more capable "Media Player" than the Sony FMP-X10 Media Player.)
After the Sony FMP-X10 unceremoniuosly reformated a Windows NTFS formatted HDD with movie files loaded and connected to the rear USB port (After that I had to disconnect the HDD and re-copy the files, a real time waster..). And why can't I connect the HDD to the front USB port?? I loaded some of my media library to the external hard drive, having to physically disconnect it from the rear USB port is truly inconvenient in order to put your own media on the external HDD. (Again, poor network / LAN interface.) . The Sony FMP-X10 so called Media Player says there is no media on the HDD. I uploaded to the drive all MP4 / h.264 encoded movies. The Sony FMP-X10 cannot display, access, or play any of this media. WHAT"S UP WITH THAT!!! (Again even my cell phones can recognize this media)
It is incapable of accessing a PLEX Media Server (Even the PS4 and PS3 have PLEX apps as do many Samsung TVs and all my portable devices.). The Sony FMP-X10 so called Media Player is also NOT DLNA compatible! And they call the FMP-X10 a media player? I do not fully understand how that can be done.
Except for the 4K Pay-Per-View Sony Entertainment Network, the only streaming content the Sony FMP-X10 can play is Netflix. (Did not Microsoft get in trouble for this type exclusivity??)
Additionally, the Sony FMP-X10 cannot play DVD, Blu-Ray, or CD Media. Again, it is interesting that the Sony FMP-X10 is called and advertized as a media player!!
Also, what's up with limiting the HDD size to only 4TB???
Is it not consumer fraud that the Sony FMP-X10 is called and advertized as a media player which it clearly is not?
Should not the Sony FMP-X10 Media Player be called SONY CONTENT ONLY PLAYER or a SONY CONTROLLED CONTENT PLAYER or a SONY RESTRICTED MEDIA PLAYER and adversized as such??!!!
By common perception and expectations these days, most people expect a media player to play the most common media files. I have a Sony 4K 3D blu-ray player. Should I have expected that device to only play 4K 3D Blu-Ray discs??? Should we expect a Sony Media Center to only play Sony media?? If Sony advertized the FMP-X10 as what it really is, a "Sony Only Protected Content / Media 4K Media Player", how many do you think would sell??? Sony knows that answer, which is why they misrepresented this product in all it's literature. Very sly Sony!!!
Does anybody know a remedy to this grave deception on Sony's part?
I have a client that wanted to purchase the vpl-1100 and be the first on his block to have it. He paid a huge premum to get it before Christmas. He was then told it was delayed and to get the 1000es and Sony would upgrade within 2-3 weeks so he did. It is now the end of Febuary, we got the upgrade kit two weeks ago and I can not get a return call to schedule the upgrade kit install (have made 7 attempts). He now wants me to refund his 20k+ due to your horrible customer service. Our company is new to selling the Sony custom line, is this really how you treat custom installers that sell the highest end home theater projector you sell? The only reason I am blogging here is because I can not get a call back from anyone there. Any help would be appreciated as now I own a 20K projector that as we speak is loosing value.
Please add this feature to the DN1050 A/V receiver to make it a even better product. It would be nice to have even work in the second zone; treat the main and second as two party stream devices. Don't need a GUI or new remote to control, I've always used my iPhone or ipad to control, which was fine.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;This feature was in all receivers since the DN1020 which I have. Upgraded to DN1050 to find the party streaming was missing. I use HomeShare/party stream every time I'm home working or cleaning around the house. I have 2 sans500 and 2 sans300, along with the dn1020. Was going to get another sans500 from eBay to include my basement/laundry room.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;PLEASE add this feature back and it would be nice to bring back the speakers. A sans500 with Bluetooth included would have been nice also then I could took it out of house where there is no WIFI.
Currently own a provisional patent for BluScu, and it's technoligy. BluScu is a technology thar is extremely cheap to produce, and will forever be implemented on every remote controlled electronic once I release, my patent to the buyer. This technology allows a person to push a button on the button panel of their electronic device, be it hdtv, bluray, home theatre, game console, anything with remote control, and have the remote send a series of audible beeps to alert the consumer to it's misplaced remotes position. The BluScu will be implemented, BluScu is owned by me, as of right now, it is still for sale. Who would like to see SONY obtain this technology to implement on their devices? I know that most of us consumers, would definately appreciate this technology. NO MORE SEARCHING FOR REMOTES!!! My email is email@example.com for any corporate responses.
I have a Sony Home Theater Blu-Ray player model BDVN7200W. I like that the ClearAudio+ option as it says in the manual, leaves the 5.1 audio as it was recorded and doesn't do any fitlering to the sound. But I do not like that the ClearAudio+ option changes 2 channel audio to a very odd 5.1 channel audio. There is too much dialog coming from the back speakers and it sounds awful.
My Idea to fix it:
Have a new sound field option that does nothing to the sound even if it is only 2 channel audio (this could easily be a firmware update). And allow the user to pick a default sound field to start on when the Blu-Ray player is turned on. So when I turn my Blu-Ray player on it will always go to the option that is not editing or filtering the audio in any way. (currently the default sound field when the system is turned on is ClearAudio+)
(P.S. I understand that I can go into the settings and turn "sound effects" off so that I can achieve what I am requesting. But I do like some of the sound field options. For example; I don't want to go to the settings page everytime I want to listen to music with the "music arena" sound field. I would rather have a new sound field that I can set as default when I am watching tv or a movie but easily use "music arena" without having to turn sound effects back on in the settings.)
I think you know that a lot of upcoming movie will be in HFR 3D format in theater. The Hobbit have great review about this format. Better framerate, better visual, etc. TV can handle more than 60fps and new movie in theater are in 48fps (not all movies). So my idea is to allow people to enjoy this new format and technology at home, because some theaters don't have this format yet and people would like to enjoy this new format.
It could be nice in the futur and in the next year or two year to develop a HFR 2D and HFR 3D compatible Bluray (allow normal 2D and 3D and DVD too) and disc format.
I would like to see The Hobbit trilogie in HFR 3D in three year. It could be awesome for all of us.
thx a lot Sony devs to take that into consideration.
I just bought an STR-DN1040 Internet enabled amplifier. I figured that since it was on the network, I'd try and hit it with my web browser and sure enough, it responded. Unfortunately, the web interface only allows you to change the name of the unit, modify TCI/IP settings, and initiate an update.
With the complexity of this amplifier, a nice web interface would really improve the user experience. Naming inputs and radio station names would be much easier with a computer keyboard, and changing settings through a web page would be so much more user friendly.
Using the web browser as a remote interface for the amp would be a seriously fun feature. Any wifi tablet or phone could be used to control it.