Originally Posted by dreaux
How does the Experia work with the Server?
The TV, the server and the Experia are linked by a wireless IP router built in to the TV or by your hardwired ethernet network. The TV wireless or ethernet are locked down and access is denied.
You start an app called 4K that you previously have downloaded to the Experia and it brings up a media manager that shows all the available videos on the video player with film art for each one..
During setup you assign or the installer asigns one 4K input for your 4K video player
You select the Video Player input on your TV and it shows the 4K app which is running on the Experia.
You select a video on the Experia and the film art and video info shows on your TV screen.
Select Play or resume from where you paused previously and the video plays in 3840 X 3160.
if you have pass through 4K on your Pre/Pro or AVR, or you can play 4K there is no problem. The TV picks up the correct HDMI EDID info and all is good.
If you do not have a 4K Pre/Pro or AVR then you are limited to stereo audio either via optical from the video player to your AVR or through the Sony TV speakers.
You can convert the stereo audio in your AVR to a faux 5.1 surround format.
Sony 4K tech service says they have addressed the HD audio issue in the soon to be released 4K video player which owners are supposed to be receiving as an update.