Originally Posted by mutelight
Originally Posted by Larry Little
Yup. You are correct. Some day I'll learn not to download a new update right away. So far, no issues I can see with the recent update that has now been removed. But I do feel insecure now. Knowing how Sony can screw things up, I again am concerned that there will be no DV update. They may have promoted it, but that doesn't mean they didn't run into big problems that will make DV functionality unachievable. That Sony is using a terrible Android system that has to be rebooted on a weekly basis reinforces my lack of confidence in Sony.
Yeah, two of us already covered how your fear is likely unfounded. Start worrying if they pull all the references to Dolby Vision from the product pages. Also you being one of the first owners and even when I purchased mine over a year ago, I bought it knowingly without Dolby Vision.
With the X930E, X940E, and A1E, all sharing the same X1E chip, it seems unlikely that they would leave all their high end TVs without the update. At worst they are running into some showstopper issues or maybe they are hung up in Dolby Certification but considering Taxcheat also mentioned the beta was seen in the THX lab, I feel like you are being overly pessimistic.
As far as the need to reboot, since I disable bloatware, I rarely need to reboot mine. I am sure it has to do with all the extra junk they include with not that much RAM and a garbage Mediatek SoC that is causing issues but then again, it has plagued Sony Android TVs for years. So basically, nothing new, just they haven't learned from their mistakes and put decent SoC in to handle the OS.
OK. I'll now become an optimist.
I'm optimistic that the update I just applied, which has been subsequently pulled, doesn't indicate any issues with Sony.
Sure, I didn't expect DV when I purchased the set. But once Sony said it was coming, everything changed. To think that, if worse comes to worse and the update doesn't come, means nothing was really lost because it wasn't originally expected, just doesn't sit well with me.
I'm a long time devoted Apple customer. But to see what Apple did to HDR in the new 4k Apple TV made me very disappointed in Apple. Apple is getting very arrogant in deciding what is right and what isn't. It seems like they are dumbing down their products for more mass appeal, and making bad software decisions in the process.
Denon had said that my AVR 6200 wouldn't receive a DV update. OK, fine. I purchase a new Denon X6400. No sooner do I do that when we hear that, hey Denon will update the 6200. My point is that over the years, I've seen so many disappointments, issues, promises that don't happen, etc with so many companies that I'm loosing faith, to be quite honest.
And no one should have disable apps to stop the Android issues. That just shouldn't happen. It's Sony's job and responsibility to give us a robust operating system. It isn't my job to come up with a workaround for Sony's problems and perhaps incompetence. And I did disable a bunch of apps and still have to reboot about once a week is I want to use any build in apps.
As you said, Sony wouldn't have announced DV if they weren't sure they could deliver. Well, IMHO, if they were that sure, the software should have been further along than if would appear to be at this point. And licensing from Dolby would have already been locked up before any announcement.
I guess time will tell. And I'll try to be more optimistic.