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post #421 of 436 Old 10-29-2014, 09:50 PM
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^ cool I hadnt seem that thread and its pretty big I noticed. Unsubscribing and going to that one as we speak

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Came across some eye candy the other day on my X1. Look for a free download called "Air Racers" or something like that. It's a 40-minute short about, you guessed it, airplane racing. Some of the 4K content is outstanding.
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I'm trying to factory reset my X1 so I can put it on eBay. I deleted all the movies from it manually and the selected "Reset All Settings" from the Settings menu. However, when I turn it on and pass the initial EULA, I get a login screen that still shows my user email address. There seems to be no way of making it forget it!

Any suggestions on how to accomplish a full reset on this unit?

Thanks!

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Bump...poor thread...poor X1...still have one sitting in a box upstairs...

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And I still don't know how to get rid of mine without revealing my login information.

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OK - I'm going to ask one of the strangest questions I've asked yet. Has anyone taken theirs apart yet? What is the format of the movies it downloads - MKV? The reason I ask is, I will never pay for another movie to download on it. The audio quality sucks. I'm wondering if I could take the movies from that drive, put them on my PC and stream them through my Oppo in the event their are dts-ma or other audio tracks in the movie that the FMPX1 simply can't play back.
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OK - I'm going to ask one of the strangest questions I've asked yet. Has anyone taken theirs apart yet? What is the format of the movies it downloads - MKV? The reason I ask is, I will never pay for another movie to download on it. The audio quality sucks. I'm wondering if I could take the movies from that drive, put them on my PC and stream them through my Oppo in the event their are dts-ma or other audio tracks in the movie that the FMPX1 simply can't play back.
What does taking it apart have to do with the format of the movies stored on the hard drive?
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What does taking it apart have to do with the format of the movies stored on the hard drive?
Taking the drive out and finding out the file format. Is there another way you can get the files off the drive?
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Taking the drive out and finding out the file format. Is there another way you can get the files off the drive?
The video format us exclusive to Sony.
Unplayable except on their player. Nothing wrong with the audio if set up correctly. Plays 5.1 48khz lossless bitstream.
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The video format us exclusive to Sony.
Unplayable except on their player. Nothing wrong with the audio if set up correctly. Plays 5.1 48khz lossless bitstream.
Thanks - I have the same movies on BD and the DTS-MA for whatever reason sounds significantly better. It's a shame I can't convert them to something so I can get rid of the FMP.
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Thanks - I have the same movies on BD and the DTS-MA for whatever reason sounds significantly better. It's a shame I can't convert them to something so I can get rid of the FMP.
The point we are making is that it shouldn't sound any different. The files from my FMP-x10 sound perfect. Perhaps you should be looking for another explanation as to why the audio doesn't sound the same.
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I get lossless should sound the same but you'll often notice a DTS track of the "same" quality sounds cleaner than a dolby track whether they are old school or the new lossless DTS and Dolby standards.


I can convert a movie from LPCM to flac lossless and it doesn't sound as good. I have an FMP-x1 - perhaps your x10 is better for audio.
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I get lossless should sound the same but you'll often notice a DTS track of the "same" quality sounds cleaner than a dolby track whether they are old school or the new lossless DTS and Dolby standards.


I can convert a movie from LPCM to flac lossless and it doesn't sound as good. I have an FMP-x1 - perhaps your x10 is better for audio.
I had the X1 before it was replaced with the X10, so I am familiar with your hardware. What I am saying is that if the movie is playing from the X1 with a lossless audio format, say DTS HD MSTR, then it should sound the same as a movie playing from another device, also in DTS HD MSTR. Of course, if it is only Dolby Digital from the X1, then it will sound different.

Regardless, the X1 was a real POS in my opinion, and the sooner you get rid of that boat anchor, the better off you will be.
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Interesting. I guess I'll see if I can sell it as I've got $300 credit for downloads and a barely used FMP. Unfortunately that is a pretty niche market for resale.
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Interesting. I guess I'll see if I can sell it as I've got $300 credit for downloads and a barely used FMP. Unfortunately that is a pretty niche market for resale.
Problem is the the X10 replacement can stream 4K from Netflix, which makes it more marketable.
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I suppose. I won't bother with the x10 either. Sony's 4k media players aren't what I'm looking for. I got it to test 4K on my TV. The experiment is over. I've got the original box and $300 worth of credits for any movies or 4K TV shows. I should be able to get something on ebay.

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