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post #331 of 2710 Old 07-27-2014, 11:27 AM - Thread Starter
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I just now tried to buy "Bad Teacher' which is in with 'all movies'. When I tried to buy it a screen came up saying--

"You purchased this video ( I really didn't purchase it before, it was just one of the free movies on the X1) on another device.
To view it on this 4K Media Player (meaning my X10), please contact Sony with this code 4145.
Call 1 855 476 6945"

I called this number and they saw my earlier X1 account. They said they will be sending me an email with a code in it to put in my X10 screen under Video Unlimited 4K, "Redeem Codes".
At least that's what I think he said in a heavy accent.
The code won't come until Monday of Tuesday he said. The code office is not open on Sunday.
So in any case it 'appears' they may honor our X1 purchases.
We'll see.
That is what I thought they would do. Granted the movies have to be in your SEN account.
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None of the original ten movies are listed online at my SEN account. I don't think they're coming back, and most likely not retrievable from my transfer to the external drive.

When I get the X10, I'll take it one step at a time, and see if it's worth the effort to "discuss" it with Sony.
Wish the industry would hurry up and create 4k blu-ray. Physical media doesn't have all these challenges.
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I just now tried to buy "Bad Teacher' which is in with 'all movies'. When I tried to buy it a screen came up saying--

"You purchased this video ( I really didn't purchase it before, it was just one of the free movies on the X1) on another device.
To view it on this 4K Media Player (meaning my X10), please contact Sony with this code 4145.
Call 1 855 476 6945"

I called this number and they saw my earlier X1 account. They said they will be sending me an email with a code in it to put in my X10 screen under Video Unlimited 4K, "Redeem Codes".
At least that's what I think he said in a heavy accent.
The code won't come until Monday of Tuesday he said. The code office is not open on Sunday.
So in any case it 'appears' they may honor our X1 purchases.
We'll see.
That's encouraging information, thank you.
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That is what I thought they would do. Granted the movies have to be in your SEN account.
Strange they are in my SEN account. I never bought one movie from them. These were the free ones that came with the X1 that are in my SEN account.
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I have a denon 4000 receiver. Can I just run the hdmi to the receiver or does it have to run directly from the media player to the 600es projector ?
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Strange they are in my SEN account. I never bought one movie from them. These were the free ones that came with the X1 that are in my SEN account.
But you downloaded them on the x1 right? I think the people losing movies had them, but never actually downloaded them so they didn't show in their account.
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But you downloaded them on the x1 right? I think the people losing movies had them, but never actually downloaded them so they didn't show in their account.
It was my impression they were already on the X1 hard drive and I just played them. But it's been awhile and perhaps I did download them. I did look at all of them to see if any one looked better than the rest but didn't watch the whole movie of those I played. I wasn't very impressed with any of them.

The only videos besides the shorts on the X10 that looks 4K to me are on Netflix.
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It was my impression they were already on the X1 hard drive and I just played them. But it's been awhile and perhaps I did download them. I did look at all of them to see if any one looked better than the rest but didn't watch the whole movie of those I played. I wasn't very impressed with any of them.

The only videos besides the shorts on the X10 that looks 4K to me are on Netflix.
On a side note, the world cup demos playing in best buy say coming December 2014. I guess the games they shot will be available then, and they look better than almost anything I have seen.
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It was my impression they were already on the X1 hard drive and I just played them.
Yes, first runs of X1's had them already on the drive. The techs came July 15, 2013, installed the circuit board, and the material was already on the player. Otherwise, at current download speeds, it would have taken 70 consecutive hours to pick them all up.
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I have a denon 4000 receiver. Can I just run the hdmi to the receiver or does it have to run directly from the media player to the 600es projector ?
Someone else tried to route the video signal through the AVR, but it did not work. You could certainly try, but if it doesn't work, hook the player directly to the HDMI port on your projector that is HDCP 2.2 compliant (assuming one port is).
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So far I'm very impressed. Netflix 4K looks a lot better than I thought it would. Checked out a little of Breaking Bad and Smurfs 2, the latter which looks like demo material. Never had a problem with it keeping up 2160p. I don't know how Netflix does it, and maybe it's better that I don't.

I bought Bridge on the River Kwai after doing some A-B comparisons with the Blu-ray. Since that movie was preloaded I did some more comparisions and the 4k version definitely looks sharper with more resolution. In one wide shot with a lot of people in the distant background sitting down close together, the BLu-ray version looked like they were more blotched together while you could see the individual people more in the 4K version. The colors looks more accurate as well and the fine detail (like grass, rocks, pores) were more resolved in the 4k. I was sitting only about 5 feet away though, if I had moved to 8-9 feet away I probably wouldn't have noticed any difference.
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I took a WD Passport Drive with several of the YouTube 4K MP4 files on it and tried to connect it to the front USB port. The X10 recognized the drive but not the files. I tried a USB Stick and those files played fine. So I tried connecting the Passport drive to the rear USB port and it asked me if I wanted to Format the drive. I let it format the drive and then connected the drive back up to my MacBook Pro, created a folder called 4K Videos and copied the 60+ MP4 files back onto the drive. When I connected the drive up to the front USB port of the X10, the player recognized the drive and loaded all of the thumbnails for the files and they play perfectly. Pressing the Options button on the X10's remote gives you some minimal player configuration choices along with the Scene, Picture and Sound settings. I am liking my X10 vs the X1 that came bundled with my XBR65X900A.
Maybe your drive was initally formated for different file size / OS system? I had to format my drive to exFat for it to be read by windows and mac..

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I have a denon 4000 receiver. Can I just run the hdmi to the receiver or does it have to run directly from the media player to the 600es projector ?
I took a quick glance at the X4000's specs, I don't see any mention of HDCP 2.2 HDMI compatibility. If it does have an HDCP 2.2 input, you can give it a shot. Even with my Onkyo, which is HDCP 2.2 compliant, I was getting video drops for some reason (but it did work otherwise). I think it's just a matter of time before this issue is resolved via a firmware patch, but until then......

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Any word on when these things will be available at Best Buy???
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Any word on when these things will be available at Best Buy???
When they had their preorders, the mobile website said 8/24
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When they had their preorders, the mobile website said 8/24
Ugh! I thought it would be earlier than that.....the wait continues I guess...thank you.
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I'm very curious to compare Netflix 4K to the Sony Unlimited 4K. Since Netflix already has 4 of the Sony movies and probably more are coming, if the difference is very small, then obviously it wouldn't make much sense to pay Sony's prices. I think I'll buy an episode of Breaking Bad and compare that, as well as comparing the preview of The Smurfs 2 and Ghostbusters (the only problem is that I have to find where the preview is in the movie). The amount of visible difference will also depend on how far away I sit, so I'll probably compare a few distances as well, probably 5 feet, 7 feet and 9 feet. After 9 feet on a 65" you're well outside the 4K "zone" anyway and will not notice a difference (resolution-wise).

Also I want to compare that Spider-Man trailer with a preview of the movie.

I want to buy Lawrence of Arabia and It Happened One Night, but for some reason they raised the price $5 to $34.99 and made it available to rent for $7.99 as well. I think that's a mistake, since all catalog movies should be $29.99 and new release $34.99. I might just go ahead and rent It Happened One Night, but I need more than 24 hours for Lawrence, since that movie is 3 1/2 hours long.
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When they had their preorders, the mobile website said 8/24
You mean those people who preordered from Best Buy have to wait another month? Or is that when they'll have it available again (and at $699) after all the preorders are fulfilled?
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Got an email from Crutchfield that my X10 shipped . Their web home page touts 2day shipping to NY but I'm not to sure. Email lists UPS ground track? Nothing comes up in UPS system right now so I will have to check later or in morning. Will not be happy if it' on a mule!!
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You mean those people who preordered from Best Buy have to wait another month? Or is that when they'll have it available again (and at $699) after all the preorders are fulfilled?
When they had preorders at $499 the mobile site (which list ETAs) said 8/24
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When they had preorders at $499 the mobile site (which list ETAs) said 8/24
Wow, BB preorder customers got screwed on the timing. Waiting a whole 4-6 weeks more while the player devalues by the day. Way to go BB!
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Wow, BB preorder customers got screwed on the timing. Waiting a whole 4-6 weeks more while the player devalues by the day. Way to go BB!
That could have just been an estimate, but considering the employees have no idea it's the only thing to go on.

Even amazon got them a week later. I guess ordering directly from the source is best.
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Ugh! I thought it would be earlier than that.....the wait continues I guess...thank you.
I ordered mine on the 14th of July from best buy, i was told it would be about a week, never got it, i called the store spoke with a manager and had a regional sony rep get involved, sony rep stated that their was an issue with the SKU for this particular item. Long story short sony rep stated it would be rolling out on the 30th so we should start getting them in the next few days.
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Ordered from dealer and it was delivered today.
Packed well in large box with blow ups
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BHPhoto sent me an email 1hr ago and said they still don't have stock.
I ordered it on 05/31/14. Maybe a mistake on my part.

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BHPhoto sent me an email 1hr ago and said they still don't have stock.
I ordered it on 05/31/14. Maybe a mistake on my part.

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I wonder if you contact sony they will price match it for you. Just let them know you bought it for $499 from a place that does not have stock and see if they will honor it. At $699, I cannot imagine they are selling many.
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I'm very curious to compare Netflix 4K to the Sony Unlimited 4K. Since Netflix already has 4 of the Sony movies and probably more are coming, if the difference is very small, then obviously it wouldn't make much sense to pay Sony's prices. I think I'll buy an episode of Breaking Bad and compare that, as well as comparing the preview of The Smurfs 2 and Ghostbusters (the only problem is that I have to find where the preview is in the movie). The amount of visible difference will also depend on how far away I sit, so I'll probably compare a few distances as well, probably 5 feet, 7 feet and 9 feet. After 9 feet on a 65" you're well outside the 4K "zone" anyway and will not notice a difference (resolution-wise).

Also I want to compare that Spider-Man trailer with a preview of the movie.

I want to buy Lawrence of Arabia and It Happened One Night, but for some reason they raised the price $5 to $34.99 and made it available to rent for $7.99 as well. I think that's a mistake, since all catalog movies should be $29.99 and new release $34.99. I might just go ahead and rent It Happened One Night, but I need more than 24 hours for Lawrence, since that movie is 3 1/2 hours long.
Smurfs 2 looks awfully good on Netflix 4K as well as the other 4k videos do on Netflix. I was pleasantly surprised. Both Ghostbusters and Philadelphia are 4K on Netflix so why pay Sony.
Of course it does matter what download speed you have.
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Smurfs 2 looks awfully good on Netflix 4K as well as the other 4k videos do on Netflix. I was pleasantly surprised. Both Ghostbusters and Philadelphia are 4K on Netflix so why pay Sony.
Of course it does matter what download speed you have.
I have Smurfs 2 on Blu-ray as well so I'll do a 3 way comparison when I get a chance. It's nice to have the preview available on 4k Unlimited. I've noticed that Sony has about 5-6 Twilight Time releases available via their server, including Body Double which is sold out. I counted 63 feature films total.

Yes it does matter the download speed but as long as the display says 2160p then it's the same quality for everyone. Fortunately I have enough speed for 4k streaming although I do have to have it wired for ethernet (my wireless is slower).
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Smurfs 2 looks awfully good on Netflix 4K as well as the other 4k videos do on Netflix. I was pleasantly surprised. Both Ghostbusters and Philadelphia are 4K on Netflix so why pay Sony.
Maybe he wants the best quality and doesn't get it from Netflix? I think only one member here has compared the Sony download version with the Netflix offering and found the Sony download of a movie visibly superior.
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Maybe he wants the best quality and doesn't get it from Netflix? I think only one member here has compared the Sony download version with the Netflix offering and found the Sony download of a movie visibly superior.
I think Sony would be better since it's a d/l and playing off HDD. But it will be nice to have a second opinion with the 3 way comparison.....
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