This was the posting on the Sony board. I asked that person to place it here, but never received a response, so I took the liberty of pasting it here.
"I open the box and it contains the unit , power adapter and cord, Quick Start Card, HDMI cable, and remote control.
There is no detailed manual supplied and the online one is not in pdf format where you can download it and save it to your PC or Print it. It's web based only. Luckily there are not that many settings, but you do need the online manual to get full descriptions of the options as the names on the menus aren't always clear what they do.
So I open the quick start instructions and Step 1 before you can do anything is to call Sony with your TV Model and Serial Number to see if you will need an HDMI port upgrade done.
I call sony and after 20 minuts they confirm my TV serial number does not need any upgrade (which I had suspected since my Build date of the TV was May 2014).
I connect the power brick and HDMI cable. They are very specific that it must be connected to HDMI port 4 for the 900A/850A Series TVs and Port 2 for all other models.
Then I turn it on and walk through a coulple of initial setup screens and its ready.
There are 4 ports on the back. HDMI Audio/Video, HDMI Audio Only, LAN(100), USB for extra HDD connection.
So I fired it up and find out I have to go to a computer to sign up for the SEN and create an account. So I do that and then go back to the media player and log in.
First thing I notice is there are only 3 choices for content. Video Unlimited 4K, Netflix 4K and Video Player (where you connect your camcorder or usb drive for non copyrighted material). There are no other choices like Hulu, Amazon, Vudu, etc. That was disappointing. You cannot add anymore choices. I guess only if they add them in future updates would you see them.
So I download some of the free content and test it out. Immediately upon hitting play an informational message pops up saying the Scene Select mode on the TV has been changed to Cinema. You have no choice to overide. It will change your TV settings and you can't do anything. Once the video ends it changes it back again (another message). So I watch the video and the picture is fantastic as usual on this TV, BUT it does not look any better than if I put in a Blu-Ray and let the TV upscale it to near 4K. I was expecting a noticeable improvement.
As I browse through the limited movie selection (of which most are 30.00+ per movie) I see moves from 2014 all the way back to 1968. So then It dawns on me that probably none of this content was actually shot in 4K, this is just all upscaled content? It seems to me I can get the same result just popping in a Bluray and letting TV upscale it and it won't cost 30.00 a shot.
SO WHY DID I BUY THIS Media Player? I could watch Netflix through the TV and it would be upscaled to near 4K anyway. So I started to wonder why the big fuss over the A series not having the codec for Netflix 4K. How much of the content is true 4K anyway? It could be years until all the studios and TV companies change over their hardware to shoot in true 4K? I got this on the preorder price of 499.99, but that is still a lot to spend for 30.00 movies that look about the same as a BluRay upscaled.
I'm going to buy and download one of the latest movies and try one to see if the movies are much different than the free short films I looked at, before I make my final decision to return it.
Overall the unit is nice but there is one item that could be a deal breaker.
When the unt is connected to the TV, you CANNOT change any of the picture settings for that HDMI port. The TV remote won't bring up the picture settings menu on the TV like I can do when my Blu-Ray is connected. So the only way to chnage them is to connect some other device to that port, set your picture settings and then hook the media player back up hoping the setting for the other device will work to give the same picture result. This is a major design flaw. The whole point of being able to change picture settings per HDMI port is because each output may need different tweaks to the settings. Also, no matter what settings you do set, it will always force you to use Cinema Scene Select setting.
So far after 1 day here is my Pros/Cons list
Pros - Sleek compact design, looks great
Easy to setup
Includes High Speed HDMI cable (Thats a first for me)
Compact remote (TV remote will control this player )
Unit shuts on and off with TV and turns on automatically when TV input is switched to Media Player.
Picture looks great - same as any BluRayupscaled or upscaled 1080P source
Cons - Only 2 Content options (Video Unlimited and Netflix)
Cannot change Picture settings on TV for HDMI port unit is connected to.
When starting a video, Scene Select changes to Cinema cannot overide (not sure if this is TV seeing a specific signal or X10)
Help Guide only online, no pdf download available.
High price of movies (most 30.00+)
Have not seen significant picture quality improvement over BluRay upscaled content (Iwill download a full feature film and compare it to BluRay upscaled
Conclusion so far - nice player and solves netflix 4K issue on A series TV's but limited and non adjustbale picture settings may be a deal breaker. It may be just too early for these media units yet and you can get the same picture quality by just letting TV upscale Bluray or 1080p netflix content.
I have not tried Netflix yet
I will update this review once I have downloaded a full feature film and watched it some more. I plan to watch the same movie in 4K and on a Bluray upscaled by TV."