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You can buy an x1 cheap on ebay and see what happens. They are going for between 40-60 bucks now
I could ask a friend for a 4k player and try to play secure content. However just wanted to see if there's a way to find out without an external player.

My HDMI 4 port is towards the lower right side, back of the TV. Not in between HDMI1 & HDMI3.

As per sony UK customer support, this suggests that I need board upgrade, however I wanted to check with experts on here.



I have a 4/5 yr extended warranty with JB in Sydney, I will escalate this with the store that the 1st gen 4k TV cant even play recent 4k content.
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That's great if you know someone with a 4k player. I'm the only person I know who's a technology addict. I debated on sending back the x1 but it was so cheap I didn't care.
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I am an owner of the XBR 65x900A since July 2013 and I bought their media player. Have watched many movies with it using the HDMI 4 input.
However, after reading the posts, I checked the "activation" link, and my model does not support HDCP so I have an appt. with Sony authorized service tech in early Oct. to get the white glove treatment to set up the media player!
I presume this is to install the chip for HDCP 2.2 of course, but why does the media player work (hence I never knew about this inability)?
I always keep both TV and Media Player up to date with firmware and have the latest.

Also, I have a recent issue when I acquired a DirecTV 4k capability.
I could send that signal through to HDMI 4 (it works), but then I must physically pull out the Media Player output from HDMI 1 output (HDMI 2 out goes to my Marantz 8802a for audio processing.
The Marantz passes through 4k inputs, so I send the DirecTV out to the Marantz and then the Marantz to HDMI 4 input. This works fine.

However, when I send the Media Player HDMI1 output (which should be HDCP 2.2??) to the Marantz, the Media Player does not work even though the 4k signal is passed through. Thus, I still have to physically switch the HDMI cables when I want to use the Media Player.

Could this be due to the fact that I might not have HDCP 2.2? If so, should the "activation" correct this, or am I permanently stuck physically switching HDMI cables. There must be an HDMI switch (but never had to use one before).
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I am an owner of the XBR 65x900A since July 2013 and I bought their media player. Have watched many movies with it using the HDMI 4 input.
However, after reading the posts, I checked the "activation" link, and my model does not support HDCP so I have an appt. with Sony authorized service tech in early Oct. to get the white glove treatment to set up the media player!
I presume this is to install the chip for HDCP 2.2 of course, but why does the media player work (hence I never knew about this inability)?
I always keep both TV and Media Player up to date with firmware and have the latest.

Also, I have a recent issue when I acquired a DirecTV 4k capability.
I could send that signal through to HDMI 4 (it works), but then I must physically pull out the Media Player output from HDMI 1 output (HDMI 2 out goes to my Marantz 8802a for audio processing.
The Marantz passes through 4k inputs, so I send the DirecTV out to the Marantz and then the Marantz to HDMI 4 input. This works fine.

However, when I send the Media Player HDMI1 output (which should be HDCP 2.2??) to the Marantz, the Media Player does not work even though the 4k signal is passed through. Thus, I still have to physically switch the HDMI cables when I want to use the Media Player.

Could this be due to the fact that I might not have HDCP 2.2? If so, should the "activation" correct this, or am I permanently stuck physically switching HDMI cables. There must be an HDMI switch (but never had to use one before).
Something doesn't sound right here. First of all, the Sony media player would not work on HDMI4 unless your TV supports both HDMI2.0 and HDCP2.2. If you are having to pay for the Sony service call, I would think twice, because it should not be necessary.

Second, if your AVR supports 4K and HDCP2.2, then your hookup should work. I have a Marantz 8802A, and my FMP-X10 player is connected to the Marantz, and the Marantz is connected to HDMI4. It works just fine. I would do some more experimenting. First, try a different cable. Second, make sure the player is configured to output both video and audio from its primary HDMI output (not the secondary HDMI, which was for audio only). Finally, make sure the AVR is not up-scaling the signal from the player (turn up-scaling off). There must be a simple reason why your setup isn't working.
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