FMPX10 in it's current state
Been trying to honestly evaluate the FMPX10 since I have now had it installed close to one month now. I have hopes (like all of us) this unit will "improve" with age/over time, but in it's current state I am not getting much use out of it. Remains OFF most of the time....once in a while I check to see if there is anything " new" I would like to see.
-terribly expensive movies (most are BUY only)....most of the titles are "older" titles I don't care to own
-download time (tho I am not expierencing anywhere near the Download times most are expierencing--Luckily I can Download a movie/clip reasonably quickly...clocking in at 25-to almost 35 mpbs when I check My 4K videos>Settings>Download Speed)
-terribly lengthy Auto Download time (we all expierenced this past week taking almost 24 hours to do whatever it was Auto Downloading)
-since there is still not much 4K content at the present...With Netflix I already have watched every episode out there of "House Of Cards" and "Breaking Bad"...both not a favorite of mine I have just been watching since there is little else...and with the Free 4K Nature shorts tell me how many of us have watched the full 4K nature short in it's entirety which there seems to be plenty of....how many times can you watch flowers blooming,mountains and waves hitting the shore?
-and the biggest quirk is when Downloading and using FMPX10 HDMI 1 port to my Sony 65 inch 850A HDMI 4 port... then Toslink out of TV to my older Lexicon MC12 processor (no HDMI's on my processor only Toslink and Coaxil) only getting 2 channel Stereo when Downloading. It's OK when Steamimg -getting 5.1 Dolby Digital but not when Downloading-only getting 2 channel stereo. I am not going to replace at this time my high end $9,000 procsssor for just this FMPX10 issue...Why didn't Sony include in the back of the FMPX10 a Digital output either Toslink or Coaxil for us owners of older receivers/processors. All DVD players have it--both Sony and OPPO DVD players for example have Digital outputs...and so does my HD Cable Box
-and the expienence you are all having using FMPX10 HDMI 2 port to receiver and not having SL channel-thats an even more depressing issue!
-is true 4K really that impressive? The Sony 850A with 4K upscaling looks impressive itself. Not "much" of a difference with actual 4K material my eyes can see/notice
-is there anything I missed?
I would return mine but I did Buy it at the pre-sales price of $499.00 and like everyone else I have hopes this will "improve" with age
Just asking your opinions.....
Last edited by aflorida; 08-31-2014 at 08:54 AM.