I guess I'm a captive audience now, both to Sony and to the discussion on this forum.
The HDMI 4 connector on mine, is at the right edge of the rear panel, so I guess I have a "first generation" set, odd considering it was manufactured only 2 months ago. The set did a lengthy software update Monday, July 1st. It would irk me if they have to pull the entire back of the set off to make this modification, we'll see.
The South Florida Sony store doesn't have the X-1 yet, (maybe after the holiday weekend.)
I know why people despise Sony, and this just adds more proof to their claims. Maybe the X-1 player needs time to hatch after you shell out $700 for it?
Anyway, I'm biting when it's available, and hopefully no in-home service is needed to get me up and running. I had read that the "big change" for hardware and an in-home visit would come when the HDMI 2.0 was set and ready to roll out.
I'm confused about this $200 coupon. Is it sent only if you bought the TV from Sony directly? I wouldn't mind having that money in my pocket and not in Sony's, for a change.
I did receive my three complimentary "remastered in 4K" Blu-ray's yesterday. I honestly thought the X-1 also played discs.